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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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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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Former NBA Player Sues United Airlines for Race Discrimination

Former NBA Player Eric Murdock is suing United Airlines for race discrimination, alleging a flight attendant would not allow him to sit in an exit row. Murdock had asked a flight attendant if he and his son could move to the exit row, where there was an empty seat, so that they could sit together. Read More

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Red Flags of Age Discrimination

For workers over the age of 40, searching for a new job can be daunting, especially as technology evolves and new concepts are developed. Age discrimination is a real problem in the United States. And for an older worker seeking a new job, some questions asked in the interview can be a red flag. For Read More

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EEOC Pursues Religious Discrimination Claim against Walmart

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has filed a lawsuit against Walmart alleging religious discrimination for failure to accommodate an employee’s religious scheduling requirements. The employee is a Seventh-Day Adventist who requested to not work between sundown on Friday and sundown Saturday. This is not the first time the EEOC has sued Walmart for religious Read More

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JP Morgan Settles Class Action Race Discrimination Allegations

Current and former employees of JP Morgan filed a lawsuit seeking class action status against the bank. In response, JP Morgan has agreed to a $19.5 million settlement with the class members. Another $4.5 million will be put into a fund supporting recruitment, bias training, review of assignments, and coaching program for black advisers.  The Read More

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Why Subtle Discrimination Creates a Hostile Work Environment

According to a recent article, subtle discrimination – weird looks, avoiding eye contact, staring – can actually be more damaging at times than overt discrimination because the subtle discrimination is low-level and under the radar. Subtle discrimination can be built into a person’s everyday behavioral pattern, and for the person on the receiving end, this Read More

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Portland Police Captain Files Race Discrimination Suit

Portland Police Captain Derek Rodriguez has filed a lawsuit against the city of Portland, claiming that it discriminated against him because he is Latino. Rodriguez was formerly tasked with leading the police bureau’s Internal Affairs Division, which investigates complaints of officer misconduct. Rodriguez alleges in the lawsuit that he was placed on leave for months Read More

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Using Smartphones to Report Discrimination

The #MeToo movement has brought to light just how many victims of sexual harassment and discrimination never speak up. Now, smartphone app developers are introducing a new way for victims to report discrimination. Apps such as JDoe and Callisto allow individuals to report sexual harassment and discrimination via an app, rather than requiring an in-person Read More

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Transgender Discrimination Case Could Be Taken Up by United States Supreme Court

A woman who was fired after notifying her employer that she was transgender may have her case taken up by the United States Supreme Court. In 2013, Aimee Stevens filed a complaint with the EEOC against her employer, alleging she was discriminated against for being transgender and for refusing to conform to sex-based stereotypes. The Read More

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