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Ex-Producer’s Claim of Racial Harassment Goes to Trial

A former producer for news company One America News Network is seeing his claim of racial harassment against the company go to trial. The ex-producer alleges that he experienced race discrimination and harassment, and that after he complained of the discrimination, he was retaliated against. During the relevant time period of the lawsuit, the ex-producer was Read More

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Largest Trade Sector Employers in Portland

Sometimes called the “silicon forest” for its deep roots in the technology industry, Portland, Oregon, is home to thousands of companies big and small. The top two largest traded-sector employers in Portland are Intel (approximately 20,000 employees) and Nike (approximately 12,000 employees). Following Intel and Nike as the top fifteen largest traded-sector employers in the Read More

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Allegations of Lack of Diversity at Adidas

Although Adidas’ marketing campaign has included collaborations with celebrities such as Beyonce, Kanye West, and Pharrell, a 2019 news article indicates that only 4.5% of Adidas’ nearly 1,700 employees identify as black, while 78% identify as white. The Times interviewed former and current employees of Adidas who said that the lack of diversity at Adidas Read More

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Employer Settles Race Discrimination Claim after KKK References and Nooses Alleged in the Workplace

A former BHP employee in Arizona has settled a race discrimination lawsuit against BHP’s U.S. subsidiaries. The employee alleged he was harassed by his co-workers based on his race. The harassment included his co-workers defacing posters which depicted African Americans; hanging nooses in the cab of his truck and in workspaces within the facility; and 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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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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