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CBS Settles Lawsuit with Three Employees Who Allege Charlie Rose Sexually Harassed Them

Three former employees of CBS have settled their lawsuit against CBS. The employees all alleged that former CBS news anchor Charlie Rose sexually harassed them for years, and that CBS knew of the harassment but did nothing to stop it. Although the lawsuit against CBS is resolved, the lawsuit could still move forward against Charlie Read More

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Eight Former Legislative Staffers for New York Lawmakers Detail Harrowing Stories of Sexual Harassment

The state legislature for New York is just another of many states whose lawmakers are facing allegations from victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Eight former staffers (seven women and one men) testified as to their experiences recently, offering harrowing details of the abuse to lawmakers during a hearing at the state capitol. They Read More

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New York City Will Ban Discrimination Based on Hair

The New Your City Commission on Human Rights has released new guidelines indicating that the targeting of people because of their hair or hairstyle, at work, school or in public places, will be considered racial discrimination. The law will apply to everyone but is particularly aimed at remedying the disparate treatment of black people. In Read More

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Employee’s Claim of Racist Talk at Work Proceeds to Jury

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee’s claim of racist talk in the workplace should not be dismissed, but rather should proceed to jury. The employee’s lawsuit alleges that her co-workers would say offensive things about African Americans. Such comments included referring to African American men as “lazy” and the “scum of Read More

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Former Diversity Recruiter for City of Milwaukee Alleges Race Discrimination

An African American man who was hired as a diversity recruiter for the City of Milwaukee to improve diversity for employees of the city alleges he was fired after reporting race discrimination. The former recruiter alleges that he reported that his supervisors were treating him – and other African Americans – differently than white employees. Read More

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Former Kansas City News Anchor Settles Age Discrimination Suit

Former Kansas City news anchor Karen Fuller has settled her age discrimination lawsuit against Meredith. Fuller filed a lawsuit two and a half years ago, alleging age discrimination after she was abruptly let go. Fuller was 47 at the time of her termination. Fuller’s lawsuit alleged that Meredith implemented an age ceiling for female news Read More

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Kansas City to Settle Race Discrimination Claim with Firefighter

After recommendation by a city attorney, a city council committee has approved an $111,000 settlement to a former Kansas City Fire Department deputy. The claim is still pending approval from the full city council. The KCFD deputy brought a lawsuit alleging race and age discrimination and retaliation after he testified in another discrimination case. The Read More

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New Research Reveals Racial Bias among Emergency Medical Responders

A new research study from Oregon suggests that emergency medical responders (EMTs) may be treating minority patients differently than they treat white patients. Notably, the research revealed that black patients were 40% less likely to receive medications than white patients. The study looked at 104,000 medical charts of ambulance patients from 2015 to 2017. It Read More

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Teacher Files Race Discrimination Claim against a New York School District

An English teacher in a New York school district has filed a race discrimination lawsuit, alleging that she has faced multiple instances of racism in her 17 years with the district. She is the only African American employee at the district. Her lawsuit alleges that another teacher, who is white, told her that the food Read More

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Twitter Accounts Reveals Sexism in Hollywood Script Intros for Female Characters

The Twitter account of a Hollywood producer tweets female character intros revealing the sexist nature of the descriptions. The account, @femscriptintros, does not reveal the specific script or character, but rather changes each character name to “Jane.” Some of the tweets include “JANE looks sexy in her gym gear as she works up a sweat,” Read More

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