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Discrimination

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  • Lawsuit by 3 Newport firefighters alleges age discrimination

    Three high-ranking Newport Beach firefighters sued the city this month, alleging that their superiors tried to force them out of the department because of their age. The lawsuit says the alleged discrimination started after Chief Scott Poster came...
  • Religious beliefs can't excuse discrimination

    Religious beliefs can't excuse discrimination
    A recent suggestion that some people should be exempt from serving gays because of their religious beliefs is nonsense. If you are licensed to provide a service or employed by the government to do so, you are required to perform that service without...
  • Federal government sues Chicago schools for pregnancy discrimination

    The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday sued the Chicago Board of Education, alleging that it discriminated against pregnant teachers at a northwest side elementary school. The suit, filed in federal court in the third largest U.S. city, alleges that...
  • Feds: Chicago school targeted pregnant teachers for firing

    Feds: Chicago school targeted pregnant teachers for firing
    The federal government has sued the Chicago Board of Education, alleging the district discriminated against pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school by targeting them for termination. The lawsuit alleges that the principal of Scammon...
  • Civil-rights fight persists for mentally ill: My Word

    Civil-rights fight persists for mentally ill: My Word
    Deadly encounters with police have ignited a fierce debate over the future of civil rights in America. Intense focus on the rights of citizenship, including the right to be free of discrimination, cannot exclude the largest segregated group in the...
  • Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing

    Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing
    Pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school received lowered performance ratings and were targeted for firing by their principal, according to a lawsuit the U.S. government filed Tuesday against the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago...
  • Gloucester student challenges new transgender policy

    Gloucester student challenges new transgender policy
    The Gloucester High School sophomore whose request to use boys' bathrooms led to a policy limiting the facilities available to transgender students is challenging the restriction with a federal civil rights complaint. The American Civil Liberties...
  • Transgender workers get civil rights protections, Justice Department says

    Employment discrimination based on gender identity is forbidden under the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday, announcing a change in the way it will litigate claims. The department will no longer take the position that the...
  • Former basketball players sue Pepperdine, coach for discrimination

    Former basketball players sue Pepperdine, coach for discrimination
    Two former Pepperdine University women’s basketball players allege they were harassed and discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, according to a lawsuit filed last week against the university and Coach Ryan Weisenberg in Los...
  • In Theory: Is Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act necessary?

    Lawmakers in Michigan are considering passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would legally protect people from practicing “sincerely held religious beliefs,” according to the Detroit Free Press. Critics of the bill...
  • Holocaust survivors inspire students

    Holocaust survivors inspire students
    Seventy Holocaust survivors inspired an estimated 1,000 high school students by sharing their personal traumatic events at the recent Broward County Student Awareness Day recognizing the importance of Holocaust education. The event has been held...