| 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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The American Apparel story is a saga of sleazy behavior and flagrant dereliction of duty. No, we're not talking about the Los Angeles company's founder, chairman and CEO, Dov Charney, though he's bad enough.
We're talking about its board of directors....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A federal agency sued a New York customer service provider on Wednesday after allegations the company forced employees to pray, thank God for their jobs and say "I love you" to managers and colleagues at work, and fired those who protested.
| May 15, 2014
| 4:01 PM
The Social Security Administration has failed to establish an adequate process for handling discrimination claims from employees and has sparked concerns about conflicts of interest in some of those cases, according to a scathing federal report obtained...