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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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Tech Industry Still Rampant with Sexual Harassment

Even with the progress of the #MeToo movement over the last year, the tech industry still remains rampant with sexual harassment claims. As of a survey done in November 2018, one-third of women in the tech industry say they have received or witnessed unwelcome physical contact in the last year. Over the last five years, Read More

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Saks Fifth Avenue Lawsuit Alleges Race and Age Discrimination

Eight men have filed a lawsuit against Saks Fifth Avenue, alleging that the company discriminated against them on the basis of their race and age. These allegations arise out of Saks’ flagship store in midtown Manhattan. The lawsuit alleges that some of the men were hired in 2010 and 2011 and were placed in sales Read More

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Former Paralympic Athlete Alleges Disability Discrimination

A former Paralympic athlete from Bend, Oregon is suing Home Depot for disability discrimination, alleging that Home Depot did not consider take into consideration her disability when it fired her in 2017. The employee’s lawsuit alleges that after suffering a concussion during a fall at work, she was terminated for leaving presentation materials in her Read More

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