| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:10 PM
Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a mayoral candidate backed by the Chicago Teachers Union, said Chicago Public Schools should "end its self-defeating fight" against a federal lawsuit alleging pregnant teachers were targeted for firing by...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 12:04 PM
Phillipsburg school officials discriminated against a substitute teacher who provided a Bible to a student who expressed curiosity about a verse the teacher had quoted, the federal agency that guards against workplace discrimination found.
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:43 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2014
When Gov. Rick Scott was asked during the gubernatorial debate at Broward College about his support for Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, he insisted, "I clearly don't believe in any discrimination."
It's not critical for Scott to flip his position on...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
No matter what happens in the world — or just next door — we can count on our readers to have an opinion about it, and to share it. This year they've commented on everything from turmoil in the West Bank to bears invading their neighborhoods....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I have your book about cover letters but you didn't mention video cover letters. Why not? What are your thoughts about video cover letters? -- P.J.
I wrote the last edition of my cover letters book prior to the explosion of online hype posted...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:25 PM
Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: "rich bastards."
Those two words captured the spirit of the politicized vision of equality — that it was a grievance when someone was better off than...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 10:31 AM
It may be legal to marry a same-sex partner in Florida now, but have a photo of that spouse on your desk at work, and as far as state law is concerned, it's also legal to fire you.
A bill now before the Florida Legislature's Civil Justice Subcommittee...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:28 PM
In 2006, Ahmed Rehab, then communications director and now head of the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and I engaged in an online dialogue sparked by the controversy over the violent response in the Muslim world to the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:35 PM
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...