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  • Ferguson: Prejudice and prejudgment: My Word

     Ferguson: Prejudice and prejudgment: My Word
    The linkage between prejudice and prejudgment is more than linguistic. It lies at the root of our nation's response to Ferguson. When a white police officer — or other whites, for that matter — sees a young black man walking down the street,...
  • Are blacks to blame for cops' actions?

    When a white cop kills an unarmed black man, many blacks see a pattern of prejudice that generates official suspicion, hostility and abuse based on skin color. Many whites, however, say it's the fault of blacks. If they weren't committing so much crime,...
  • Disney wins in union dispute over extra hours

    An arbitrator has sided with Walt Disney World in a dispute with its largest union group over how it distributes unfilled shifts to employees. Representatives of the Service Trades Council, a coalition of six unions, said they found out about the...
  • We should do better for pregnant workers

    We should do better for pregnant workers
    If Facebook is any indication, we're a nation that celebrates pregnancies. We click like on ultrasound images, send messages of congratulations and type "OMG! So adorbs!" on photos of newborns. In the workplace, however, pregnancy is often met with...
  • Discrimination claims against DuPage sheriff's office rejected

     Discrimination claims against DuPage sheriff's office rejected
    The DuPage County Sheriff's Office has prevailed in a federal gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a former deputy, according to State's Attorney Robert Berlin. The jury hearing the lawsuit filed by Susan Kuttner found in favor of the department...
  • Gay music director files complaint over firing by Catholics

     Gay music director files complaint over firing by Catholics
    A music director fired from his job at a northwest suburban Catholic church after he got engaged to his male partner filed a federal discrimination complaint Thursday. Colin Collette worked at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness for 17 years...
  • Country club battles Muslim discrimination lawsuit

    Country club battles Muslim discrimination lawsuit
    Suntree Country Club near Melbourne is battling allegations from a former employee that he suffered abuse and discrimination because he is Muslim. According to a federal lawsuit filed in Orlando, supervisors and other employees hurled racial and...
  • Alabama anti-discrimination bill to be named after Apple's Tim Cook

    Alabama anti-discrimination bill to be named after Apple's Tim Cook
    Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, who made headlines in October when he publicly acknowledged being gay, is lending his name to legislation to bar discrimination against state employees on the basis of their sexual orientation in his native Alabama....
  • Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women

    Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women
    In a case that could have a profound impact on the rights of pregnant employees, the Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled over whether a Maryland UPS driver faced discrimination when she was asked to leave her job because her pregnancy prevented her from...
  • Will Supreme Court endorse discrimination against pregnant workers?

    In some ways, the pregnancy discrimination case argued today at the U.S. Supreme Court has turned out to be a beautiful thing. Groups that are usually at each other’s throats over reproductive rights are working together to persuade the justices...
  • Feds investigating gender-bias complaint at Edison High

    The U.S. Department of Education is investigating allegations of gender discrimination against female athletes in the Huntington Beach Union High School District following a complaint by a former track coach at Edison High School. The investigation,...