| 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 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.
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:05 AM
When Lyndon Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, so closely had he played his political cards that nobody was exactly sure what he believed in. Very quickly, the surprising answer became clear: civil rights. Johnson went...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Tinley Park car dealership Rizza Buick GMC Cadillac, Inc. must pay $100,000 to resolve a religious discrimination lawsuit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.
Under the terms of a federal consent decree, Rizza Cadillac will be...
| Jun 30, 2014
The term "work/life balance" has become ubiquitous, yet most American workers remain decidedly unbalanced.
That's not to say there aren't companies doing the right thing by offering employees flexibility, paid leave and other accommodations. Those are...
| Jul 2, 2014
Five decades ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the most sweeping civil rights statute in our history. In 50 years under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, American industry has achieved wholesale changes in workplace demographics,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:55 AM
A former driver for Mears Transportation has sued the taxi company for alleged discrimination, claiming he was fired after revealing he was HIV positive.
The June 13 lawsuit, filed in Orlando federal court, uses only initials S.G. to identify the...