Racial Discrimination

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…

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EEOC Sues Company for Race and National Origin Harassment, and Retaliation

Employer Permitted Racist Slurs and Graffiti, Then Fired Employees Who Complained According to the EEOC, a Buffalo, NY company violated federal law when it permitted race-based harassment of black employees by supervisors and co-workers. Examples…


Kansas City Company Accused of Racial Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against a Kansas City company alleging racial discrimination against two African-American employees. Kansas City Star article According to the EEOC’s lawsuit,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Black Filmmaker Sues the Community College of Philadelphia Alleging Race Discrimination

Employee has taught as an adjunct professor at the college for twelve years. Even though employee made it through the initial hiring interviews for full-time positions in both 2005 and 2015, he was overlooked for…


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