| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:29 PM
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a Los Angeles call center for failing to stop what it describes as widespread sexual harassment of male and female workers by company supervisors.
A complaint filed Wednesday against VXI Global...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Shoe retailer DSW Inc. has agreed to pay $900,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the Chicago District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that accused the company of unfairly firing older workers.
The EEOC had...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Kardashian momager Kris Jenner filed for divorce from Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner on Monday. The couple separated last fall. Their large his-hers-and-ours brood (many of them reality-TV staples) includes their daughters, Kylie and model Kendall;...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Three firefighters — including one whose complaints led to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice — have filed separate federal lawsuits against the town alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Firefighter Lori Davis...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Chicago’s Harold Washington College refused to hire a 66-year-old woman full-time because of her age, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Nancy Sullivan, who had worked as an adjunct...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling employee claims.
Auditors from the federal Equal Employment...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:06 PM
After serving eight months in federal custody for his role in a towing scandal, former Baltimore police officer David Reeping is fighting to get his job back.
Reeping contends that investigators used him as a scapegoat to avoid accusations of racial...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:47 AM
In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans.
The change quietly went...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:01 PM
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against AutoZone alleging the company unjustly fired a Chicago man for refusing to be transferred because of his race.
The complaint alleges that AutoZone attempted in 2012 to...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:19 PM
In the midst of turmoil that seems to be increasing in Mascotte, City Manager Jim Gleason has told City Council members that he's looking for a job elsewhere.
Good luck, Jim! Perhaps Gleason's departure would allow Mascotte to catch its breath and, in a...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Harassment, intimidation and sabotage are a major reason why women do not enter or remain in jobs in the construction industry, according to a provocative and hard hitting study on women in construction by the National Women's Law Center.