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Discrimination

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Years after sexual harassment settlement, Ford plant sued again

    Years after sexual harassment settlement, Ford plant sued again
    A Chicago Ford Motor plant that was part of a $9 million settlement over sexual harassment claims in 2000 is being sued again by four women alleging sexual harassment and sex discrimination. The women are represented by Keith Hunt, the Chicago...
  • If teachers could have their say, it might go like this ...

    If teachers could have their say, it might go like this ...
    One of the major problems facing teachers today is the time lost in trying to meet the state's mandate on high-stakes testing. Teachers are frustrated. If their voices could be heard, here's what they might say: Give me back my classroom. Let me...
  • Judge reverses black fire chief's termination

    Judge reverses black fire chief's termination
    A "racially inhospitable environment" at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's fire department led to the unlawful termination of a black deputy fire chief earlier this year, a state judge has ruled — and his firing must now be reversed. Gregory...
  • Looking Out: LGBT advocates say robocall ugliest incident of mixed election

    Looking Out: LGBT advocates say robocall ugliest incident of mixed election
    Advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Maryland say they see Tuesday's elections as a mixed bag -- some good, some bad and some ugly. Among the ugliest, according to advocates, was a disingenuous robocall sent last week to...
  • LGBT Floridians hope for progress despite election losses

    LGBT Floridians hope for progress despite election losses
    The 2014 election wasn't a good one for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. LGBT organizations supported Democrats Charlie Crist for governor and George Sheldon for attorney general, but both lost. So did state Rep. Joe Saunders,...