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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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Nearly 100 Women File Gender Discrimination Suit Against Walmart

Nearly 100 women have joined in a class action lawsuit against Walmart alleging gender discrimination. Walmart, which is the United States’ largest employer, is alleged by the women to have a history of abuse and discrimination. The women allege that Walmart has a systemic history of withholding raises and promotions for female employees. Some of Read More

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Employee Walkout at Google Leads to Sexual Misconduct Overhaul

There is power in numbers, even against major companies like Google. In early November 2018, more than 20,000 employees staged a walkout to protest how Google handles cases of sexual misconduct. In response, Google is overhauling its practice of forced arbitration for claims of sexual assault or harassment. Arbitration is a legal process that bypasses Read More

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Colorado State Senator Retires Amidst Sexual Harassment Allegations

A Colorado State Senator accused of sexual harassment has retired from office. Senator Randy Baumgartner was accused of groping a former legislative aide in 2016. An independent investigation found the allegations to be credible. Accusations also arose that Baumgartner created a hostile work environment. The senate stripped him of several committee posts following these allegations. Read More

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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Age Discrimination against IKEA

IKEA is facing a class action lawsuit for age discrimination. This marks the fifth lawsuit filed against IKEA in a year’s time that alleges age discrimination. The lawsuits against IKEA allege that the company has a culture that perpetuates discrimination and favors promoting young new talent over workers over the age of 40. IKEA has Read More

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