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Oregon Lawmakers Seeking Employment Protections for Marijuana Users

Oregon lawmakers are considering whether to make it illegal for businesses to fire employees who fail drug tests for using marijuana off the clock. This initiative will revive a failed campaign to implement this law in 2017. The proposed bill will likely also include protection for job seekers who use legal substances like marijuana. This Read More

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Former Dean of University of Richmond, VA Sues for Gender Discrimination

A former associate dean of the University of Richmond, Virginia, has sued the college for gender discrimination. The female dean was a professor in the mathematics department since 1994. She alleges that in 2016, the college appointed a male as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences of gender discrimination. In 2017, she was 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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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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AG Nominee Barr Says He Will Support Federal Whistleblower Laws

AG Nominee William Barr, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate, said he would “diligently enforce” the False Claims Act. The act, which took effect during the Civil War, allows private citizens to file private claims on behalf of the government and share in any penalty collected. The purpose of the act is to protect Read More

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#GirlsToo – An Expansion of the #MeToo movement

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, a local non-profit has started a campaign called #GirlsToo. The campaign’s mission is to bring awareness of the #MeToo movement to young girls, noting that “respect starts young.” Research shows that one in three girls in New Mexico is sexually assaulted before age eighteen. Girls Inc., the founder of the Read More

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Oregon Man Alleges Religious Discrimination Following Termination

An Oregon man alleges he was terminated for complaining to his boss about being required to participate in a Bible study during company work hours. When he complained to his boss that he believed this to be illegal, his boss disagreed. The company’s owner does not dispute that he required his employees to attend Bible Read More

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EEOC Investigates Intel for Age Discrimination

The EEOC is investigating Intel for complaints of age discrimination. Intel’s layoffs in 2015 and 2016 are the subject of the investigation, as allegations arose that the layoffs disproportionately targeted older workers. In 2016, Intel laid off 15,000 people, which was part of the largest overhaul in the history of the company. The results of Read More

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Why Isn’t More Being Done about Age Discrimination?

A Washington Post opinion piece highlights a recent research study which shows that the majority of workers over the age of 50 have been shoved out of a job at some point in their lives. It’s particularly noticeable in industries such as Hollywood, where the average of females is 34 years old, and the tech Read More

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U.S. Dept. of Ed. Investigating Race Discrimination Against Students in Forsyth County

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating allegations that the Forsyth County school board discriminated against students on the basis of race. The Southern Coalition for Social Justice filed the complaint on behalf of Action4Equity, a local organization for concerned citizens. The complaint alleges that the local school board and Winston-Salem/Forsyth Read More

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