discrimination complaints

EEOC Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

According to the EEOC, Contractor Fired Seventh-day Adventist Because of His Sabbath Request A North Carolina concrete company will pay $42,500 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)….

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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…


Getting to the Root of the Problems in Ferguson, Missouri

The Economic Policy Institute Examines the Public Policies at the Root of the problems in Ferguson, Missouri What is racial discrimination? The Missouri Human Rights Act defines race discrimination as offensive conduct, such as racial…


What Obama’s Recent Supreme Court Nominee Could Mean for Labor Law

While President Obama’s recent Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, is probably best known for his prosecutorial work in high-profile domestic-terrorism cases (OKC bombing and Unabomber), he’s also had a hand in a number of important…


Pregnancy Discrimination

In fiscal year 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 3,543 discrimination charges based on pregnancy. The EEOC is a federal agency that is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination…


Discrimination in the Workplace Causes Stress

Greater than half of adults in the U.S. say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace. USA Today: Discrimination Leads to Stress In fact, almost 70% of adults say they have experienced some form of…


Iowa Senate Votes to Protect Transgender People From Hate Crimes

Iowa Senate votes to protect transgender people from hate crimes. While the Iowa Senate measure likely does not have enough support to pass it the Iowa House, the bill is an attempt to enhance punishment…


Female Executive at Yahoo Sued for Sexual Harassment

A female executive at Yahoo was sued for sexual harassment by a former female software engineer. When she filed a complaint, the former software engineer alleged sexual harassment, emotional distress and wrongful termination. The complaint…


Discrimination Lawsuit for Forcing Black Customer to Prepay for Meal

A black customer alleges that after he ordered his meal, his waitress demanded that he prepay before being served. Allegedly, the waitress acknowledged that the policy was racist and said that she thought it was…


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