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Discrimination

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  • 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,...
  • Pregnancy: a fireable offense?

    Pregnancy: a fireable offense?
    Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Young v. United Parcel Service, a case in which an employer was permitted to suspend without pay or insurance a pregnant employee because she could not lift more that 20 pounds. Ms. Young's job for UPS was...
  • A cathedral could become a museum to a painful legacy: slavery

    The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island may be on to something good. As much of the rest of the nation continues to debate what happened in Ferguson, Mo., and the spotlight it shines on the sharp differences between how whites and blacks view race...
  • Prejudice against gays and lesbians hurts women's college hoops

    In an age when gay marriage has gained acceptance across the United States, when the Apple CEO, and an NFL and NBA player have come out, when the WNBA targets gay fans, homophobia remains endemic in women's college basketball. It is an issue that has...
  • Former Bethlehem health director's lawsuit over firing heads toward a trial

    Former Bethlehem health director's lawsuit over firing heads toward a trial
    A jury must decide whether the decision by Bethlehem officials to fire former health director Judith Maloney was made in retaliation for her filing a discrimination complaint, a federal magistrate judge has ruled. Maloney, who was fired last year...
  • Protesters claim job discrimination by Ferrara Candy

    Protesters claim job discrimination by Ferrara Candy
    About two dozen people sang "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round" as they waited for about 30 minutes to press their concerns about hiring biases and other matters with the chief executive of Ferrara Candy at its headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace. But...
  • Attorney appeals for breaks to pump milk during Illinois bar exam

    Attorney appeals for breaks to pump milk during Illinois bar exam
    By the time she sits for the Illinois state bar exam in February, Kristin Pagano will have spent more than $1,200 registering for the test and will have studied eight hours a day for months to commit to memory the case law and legal rules on everything...
  • Rental complaint dropped against agency whose president was on fair housing panel

    Rental complaint dropped against agency whose president was on fair housing panel
    A complaint alleging discrimination by an Oak Park housing agency, whose president served on a village committee formed to examine claims of discrimination in the housing market, has been withdrawn due to a "technical issue," officials said this week....