- Justice Dept., Louisiana company settle discrimination suit Updated: Aug-31-15 12:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Justice Department says it's reached a settlement with a Louisiana construction company over allegations of employment discrimination against immigrants.
- Hotel owners ordered to pay more than $1M in harassment case Updated: Aug-30-15 3:32 pm
PEOSTA, Iowa - The owners of an Iowa hotel have been ordered to pay two former employees who complained about sexual harassment more than $1.2 million.
- Marshall professor making anti-discrimination film Updated: Aug-29-15 9:41 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - When Syrian immigrant George Rashid traveled to the United States in 1901, he arrived envisioning a life of prosperity and limitless opportunity.
- Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce Updated: Aug-28-15 5:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.
- School employee harassed by co-worker sues Portland district Updated: Aug-28-15 3:13 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland Public Schools employee who was harassed by a co-worker seeks $650,000 in a lawsuit against the district.
- Ex-news director says shooter was 'professional victim' Updated: Aug-28-15 8:02 am
HONOLULU - The former news director of a Virginia television station says the fired employee who shot two ex-colleagues on live television had a long history of being a "professional victim."
- Worker awarded $586,860 in religious discrimination suit Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - A judge has awarded more than $586,000 in pay and benefits to a retired CONSOL Energy worker who had accused the company of religious discrimination.
- Former broadcaster in TV shooting was a volatile, angry man Updated: Aug-27-15 4:38 am
Even after gunning down a TV news reporter and cameraman during a live interview, Vester Lee Flanagan II continued to rage. But after a volatile career that had seen him fired at least twice for clashing with co-workers who recall him as an off-kilter loner, this would be the former broadcaster's last, brutal sign-off.
- In TV shooting, a volatile, angry man 'waiting to go BOOM' Updated: Aug-26-15 9:00 pm
Long before he filmed himself gunning down a TV reporter and cameraman during a live broadcast Wednesday, the man identified as the killer traced a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two stations for conflicts with co-workers, leaving memories of an "off-kilter" loner easily angered by office humor.
- Staffer re-hired after senator accused of harassment resigns Updated: Aug-25-15 5:51 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri Senate staff member was back at work Tuesday, a month after being fired by a senator who was facing allegations of sexually harassing interns.
- NAACP conducting Delaware government discrimination probe Updated: Aug-25-15 9:04 am
DOVER, Delaware - A coalition of pastors and the NAACP that is investigating accusations of discrimination in state government is beginning to seek testimony at hearings in Kent and Sussex counties.
- Beef plant vows to follow hiring rules, avoid discrimination Updated: Aug-24-15 5:57 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A beef production plant based in Omaha is promising to update its hiring practices to avoid discrimination as part of an agreement with authorities.
- Judge: Former Lawrence officer not fired because of race Updated: Aug-24-15 5:48 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - A federal judge has ruled that a former Lawrence police officer involved in dismissing speeding tickets for a University of Kansas athletics employee was not fired because of his race.
- Augusta Civic Center worker suing for gender discrimination Updated: Aug-24-15 4:08 pm
BANGOR, Maine - An Augusta arena worker has filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit against the city.
- Target Corp. agrees to pay $2.8M discrimination settlement Updated: Aug-24-15 1:15 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Target Corp. has agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle a hiring discrimination claim filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced Monday.
- Housekeeper loses part of lawsuit against Aspen Skiing Co. Updated: Aug-24-15 9:59 am
ASPEN, Colorado - A housekeeper suing Aspen Skiiing Co. for discrimination has lost her age-discrimination claim. But her claim that the company violated disability protections will proceed.
- Woman who won discrimination suit asks $2.6 million Updated: Aug-20-15 1:17 pm
MONTROSE, Colorado - A former Montrose County employee who won a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit after she lost her job is seeking $2.6 million for the loss of potential future earnings.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: Aug-20-15 10:56 am
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- ATC agent fired for racist, sexual texts on work phone Updated: Aug-19-15 2:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Commissioner Troy Hebert said Wednesday that he has fired a veteran Alcohol and Tobacco Control agent after he learned the agent faked payroll records and made threatening, racist, sexual text messages on a state-issued cell phone.
- Longtime Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes dies at 90 Updated: Aug-19-15 2:20 pm
CLEVELAND - Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, a 15-term congressman from Ohio who took on tough assignments looking into assassinations and scandals, has died at the age of 90, his family said Wednesday.
- Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war Updated: Aug-15-15 9:21 am
SAN DIEGO - "It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen in the group therapy session.
- Pan Am Games manager files sexual harassment lawsuit Updated: Aug-14-15 5:02 pm
TORONTO - A Pan Am Games manager says in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by David Peterson, the former Ontario premier and chairman of the competition's organizing committee.
- US Labor Department: Savannah River contractor discriminated Updated: Aug-12-15 3:31 pm
AIKEN, South Carolina - The contractor who manages the Savannah River nuclear site in South Carolina must pay more than $235,000 to some female and black employees after the U.S. Department of Labor found the workers were underpaid.
- US Labor Department: Savannah River contractor discriminated Updated: Aug-12-15 3:22 pm
AIKEN, South Carolina - The contractor who manages the Savannah River nuclear site must pay more than $235,000 to some female and black employees after the U.S. Department of Labor found the workers were underpaid.
- Allies of pivotal civil rights victim reflect 50 years later Updated: Aug-12-15 11:33 am
KEENE, New Hampshire - Fifty years after Jonathan Daniels was shot dead by an ardent segregationist in Alabama, the people who stood with him then lament today's killings of blacks by police and the racially motivated slaying of nine black worshippers as stark reminders of the country's persistent racial divide.