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Discrimination

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  • Feds: Chicago school targeted pregnant teachers for firing

    Feds: Chicago school targeted pregnant teachers for firing
    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...
  • Civil-rights fight persists for mentally ill: My Word

    Civil-rights fight persists for mentally ill: My Word
    Deadly encounters with police have ignited a fierce debate over the future of civil rights in America. Intense focus on the rights of citizenship, including the right to be free of discrimination, cannot exclude the largest segregated group in the...
  • Questions linger after gay marriage legalization

    Questions linger after gay marriage legalization
    The legalization of same-sex marriage in Florida raises a number of related questions. Legal and other experts addressed some of them Tuesday. Who will be legally obligated to participate in same sex ceremonies, and who is exempt? Clergy members of...
  • Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing

    Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing
    Pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school received lowered performance ratings and were targeted for firing by their principal, according to a lawsuit the U.S. government filed Tuesday against the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago...
  • Lawsuit by 3 Newport firefighters alleges age discrimination

    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...
  • Scott, Bondi should end fight for discrimination

    Scott, Bondi  should end fight for discrimination
    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...
  • We applaud standout letter writers for 2014

    We applaud standout letter writers for 2014
    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....
  • Video cover letters: good or bad idea?

    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...
  • The 'equality' racket

    The 'equality' racket
    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...
  • Atlanta fire chief terminated following anti-gay book controversy

    ATLANTA Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran the subject of recent controversy over inflammatory remarks made in a self-published religious book has been terminated from the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday. Cochran had...
  • Maryland legislators who voted for DOMA now part of effort to repeal it

    Maryland legislators who voted for DOMA now part of effort to repeal it
    It's now part of the accepted narrative on same-sex marriage in this country that many long-serving politicians, particularly Democrats, have "evolved" on the issue over the last two decades -- mostly following their constituencies toward greater...