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Discrimination

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  • Communities in West Boca seek to ban government rental assistance

    Communities in West Boca seek to ban government rental assistance
    Home prices are up, long-vacant houses have families moving in, but fear of what the future might bring has prompted some of the homeowner associations in the unincorporated area of West Boca to limit who might move in. Some of the 125 master homeowner...
  • Extreme obesity can be disability at work: EU court adviser

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A European Union law barring job discrimination against the disabled may apply to extremely obese people, an adviser to Europe's top court said on Thursday. The non-binding opinion concerns the dismissal of Karsten Kaltoft, a child-...
  • Obama caught between religious groups, gay rights activists over order

    WASHINGTON Gay rights activists cheered when President Barack Obama announced that he'd sign a long-sought executive order prohibiting companies that do government work from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • 3 Davie firefighters file lawsuits alleging harassment, discrimination

    3 Davie firefighters file lawsuits alleging harassment, discrimination
    Three firefighters — including one whose complaints led to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice — have filed separate federal lawsuits against the town alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Firefighter Lori Davis...
  • Kluwe threatens to sue Vikings over harassment findings

    Kluwe threatens to sue Vikings over harassment findings
    Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe plans to sue the franchise for discrimination unless the team releases the findings of its investigation into the player's allegation that he was subjected to harassment and hostility for speaking out in favor...
  • Construction: a boys club [Commentary]

    Construction: a boys club [Commentary]
    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. Women are...
  • Texas veterans group wins ruling on Confederate flag license plates

    AUSTIN, Texas A Southern heritage group defeated Texas on Monday, celebrating a court decision expected to force Texas to issue license plates adorned with the Confederate battle flag. A federal appeals panel ruled 2-1 that the Department of Motor...
  • 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...
  • HBO actor settles with Macy's, NYC in "shop-and-frisk" suit

    By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) - Actor Rob Brown of HBO's "Treme" has settled a federal discrimination lawsuit against Macy's Inc and the city of New York, the retailer said on Thursday, resolving part of a "shop-and-frisk" controversy...
  • 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...
  • Bias still an issue for persons with disabilities

    The whole philosophy behind the "Americans with Disabilities Act" was, and still is, "to try and provide accommodation" for people with recognized disabilities. There are many ways of doing this and anyone knowledgeable on the subject should be able to...