Equality

Retaliation for Filing a Charge of Discrimination

Parties Agree Employer’s Lawsuit Against Former Employee Violated Equal Pay Act The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed against a Missouri employer for allegedly violating federal employment law by suing a former employee after she filed…

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$85,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Strategic Legal Solutions to Pay $85,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit Strategic Legal Solutions, a New York-based legal employment agency, has agreed to pay $85,000 and provide other significant relief to settle an age…


BMW to Pay $1.6 Million and Offer Jobs to Settle Federal Race Discrimination Lawsuit

BMW to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities to alleged victims of race discrimination as part of the resolution of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit, filed…


Hillshire Brands Company Pays $4 Million to Settle Race Discrimination Suit

Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as the Sara Lee Corporation) will pay $4 million to a group of 74 African-American former employees and provide other significant relief to settle a lawsuit where they were subjected…


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…


Racial Bias in Hiring

According to a 2012 survey, 47 percent of employers said they run credit checks on applicants. Many hiring managers believe that a troubled financial history signals untrustworthiness, or a defective work ethic, so they weed…


EEOC Files First Suits Challenging Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Sex Discrimination

In March 2016, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it filed its first two sex discrimination cases based on sexual orientation. Why is this important? It is important because while some states…


Obama says North Carolina law should be overturned

President Barack Obama called Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBT people….


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…


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