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Discrimination

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  • Americans fear religion losing influence, say churches should speak out more

    Six years into a Democratic administration widely seen as pushing a secular agenda, nearly three-quarters of Americans say religion is losing influence in American life and about half say churches and other religious institutions should express their...
  • DSW to pay $900,000 over age discrimination accusations

    DSW to pay $900,000 over age discrimination accusations
    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...
  • Fattitude: Documentary to be aimed at promoting body acceptance

    Fattitude: Documentary to be aimed at promoting body acceptance
    Lindsey Averill spent most of her life thinking things would be better if she could just get skinnier. She counted calories and worked out, but still couldn't reach the size she wanted, the one she saw on TV and in magazines. She put things off,...
  • EEOC: Harold Washington College passed over job applicant because of age

    EEOC: Harold Washington College passed over job applicant because of age
    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...
  • Lawsuit filed by woman who lost estranged husband and son, 4, in murder-suicide

    Lawsuit filed by woman who lost estranged husband and son, 4, in murder-suicide
    Less than three months after her estranged husband killed their 4-year-old son in a murder-suicide, Kyle Weber was fired from her job as a clinical psychologist at a Naperville counseling clinic. In a recent DuPage County lawsuit, Weber sued her...
  • California franchisees accuse 7-Eleven of racial discrimination

    California franchisees accuse 7-Eleven of racial discrimination
    A new organization of California 7-Eleven franchisees is suing the convenience store chain, alleging the company violated store operators' civil rights through racial discrimination, as well as other complaints.  The Franchise Owner's Assn. of Greater...
  • Hobby Lobby's harvest: A religious exemption for LGBT discrimination?

    Events in the real world continue to mock the assertion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that his majority opinion in the Hobby Lobby case is a "narrow" one. Alito maintained that his June 30 decision concerned only the contraceptive mandate of the...
  • After scathing report, Social Security overhauls its equal opportunity program

    After scathing report, Social Security overhauls its equal opportunity program
    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...
  • Obama will sign order to protect LGBT workers

    President Obama has turned down a plea from religious groups that they be exempt from an executive order he plans to sign Monday prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against gay or transgender workers, officials said Friday. The policy...
  • Outfest L.A. Announces 2014 Film Festival Winners

    L.A.-based nonprofit Outfest has announced the winners of its 32nd annual L.A. LGBT Film Festival. Outfest is aimed at promoting equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on screen, with the annual film fest in line with those goals. It...
  • Obama signs order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors

    President Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and prohibiting discrimination against federal workers who identify as transgender. “In too many states and in too many...