| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2014
Now that Florida is on the verge of actually doing something sensible and just, the hysterical griping will be getting louder. Much louder.
It's against the Bible, we will be hearing. Sorry, I give no credence to people who use religion as an excuse to...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Tinley Park car dealership Rizza Buick GMC Cadillac, Inc. must pay $100,000 to resolve a religious discrimination lawsuit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.
Under the terms of a federal consent decree, Rizza Cadillac will be...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:25 AM
When Brian Stewart accused a local fraternity chapter at Morgan State University of discriminating against him for being gay late last year, the university stressed its commitment to diversity and began investigating.
The two results, Stewart said...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Anti-Defamation League head Abraham Foxman said he doesn't buy Gary Oldman's apology, claiming his statement Wednesday reinforces anti-Semitic stereotypes.
"I think he feels bad about what he said, but the way he explains it underlines why he said what...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:24 PM
In 2006, I wrote a column for The Times questioning the wisdom of hate-crime laws that provide additional punishment for acts of violence if they are motivated by racial animus or some other kind of bigotry. One of my arguments was that as the idea became...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The Supreme Court's decision striking down the contraceptive mandate for family-owned businesses seems narrow, but its implications are broad and disturbing. The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling Monday, held that it violated the federal Religious Freedom...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:20 AM
A recent study on religious affiliation and hiring discrimination in the American South, published in the journal Social Currents and reported by the Washington Post, showed that while Southern employers are likely to prefer applicants who make no overt...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:09 PM
A 48-year-old military veteran is suing the city of Burbank claiming age and sex discrimination after he was passed over last year for a job as a dispatcher with the city, records show.
Last year, Toluca Lake resident Michael Naylor applied,...
| Jul 2, 2014
Five decades ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the most sweeping civil rights statute in our history. In 50 years under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, American industry has achieved wholesale changes in workplace demographics,...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
And no longer would those who...