anti-discrimination laws

EEOC Sues Hospital for Age Discrimination

According to the EEOC, Workers Who Dedicated Years to the Hospital Were Fired or Forced to Quit Because of Their Ages According to EEOC’s lawsuit, the hospital fired a nurse after accusing her of performance problems….

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Staffing Agency Pays $435,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Suit

According to the EEOC, Company Illegally Granted Placement Preferences to Hispanic Temps over Black Temps A temporary staffing agency doing business in Mississippi will pay $435,000 to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought…


EEOC Settles a Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit for $200,000

According to EEOC, Restaurant Owner Harassed Female Employees A Baltimore restaurant agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a federal sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to…


$140,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit

Milpitas to Pay $140,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit According to the EEOC, City Denied Qualified Applicants Employment Because of Age The City of Milpitas will pay $140,000 and provide other relief to settle…


Fired Police Chief and Others Sue Contending Racial Bias in Maryland

Filed in United States District Court for the District of Maryland, this discrimination lawsuit alleges an openly hostile climate in which Chief Sewell and the two black officers — one of whom was also fired…


The Corporate Fight for Social Justice, An Unlikely Ally

When you think about the role that big corporations play in American life, fighting for social justice is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Often times, it is the employer that is…


Mississippi passes “Religious Liberty” Law

Recently, Mississippi passed a “religious liberty” bill that will allow people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and provide wide protections for actions that could be used to discriminate against LGBT…


The Obergefell Backlash, 100+ Anti-LGBT Bills Pending Across the Nation

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision on marriage equality, many conservative lawmakers have been pushing back at the state level. The Wave of 100+ Anti-LGBT Bills Pending In States The conservative backlash…


Repeal North Carolina’s Transgender Bathroom Law?

Pressure is mounting on North Carolina to repeal a recent state law that requires transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that match their birth sex rather then…


Federal Appeals Court Favors Transgender Student in Virginia

In contrast to a number of proposed State laws as well as a recently passed North Carolina law that requires transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that…


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