- Former workers: Vermont Transportation intolerant of gays Updated: Jul-31-15 12:29 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Three former highway maintenance employees are accusing the Vermont Agency of Transportation of mistreating them because they are gay.
- Breastfeeding advocates rally in Concord Updated: Jul-31-15 12:11 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Nursing mothers joined advocates at the Statehouse lawn on Friday to emphasize that women who breastfeed in the workplace should not face discrimination or retaliation, kicking off World Breastfeeding Week.
- Emporia State couple claims racial harassment at university Updated: Jul-29-15 7:26 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A black couple who have been working for a small university in eastern Kansas says the school is retaliating against them for complaining about a racial incident.
- Former Ky. officials paid to settle sexual harassment suit Updated: Jul-28-15 10:55 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A former Kentucky lawmaker and the former head of the Legislative Research Commission made payments to settle sexual harassment and hostile workplace lawsuits from three female legislative staffers.
- Ex-Iowa field hockey coach files state civil rights action Updated: Jul-28-15 8:55 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A former field hockey coach who was fired at the University of Iowa last year has filed a state civil rights complaint.
- Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation Updated: Jul-25-15 2:47 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, claims that the Democrat denied but that prompted party leaders to question his ability to serve.
- Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation Updated: Jul-25-15 12:11 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation Friday following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, claims that the Democrat denied but that prompted party leaders to question his ability to serve.
- Ex-UN climate panel head accused of stalking loses India job Updated: Jul-24-15 3:40 am
NEW DELHI - The former chairman of the U.N. climate panel has been removed from his job as head of a top energy institute in India following allegations of sexual harassment.
- Jack Link's to pay $50K to former Minnesota employee Updated: Jul-22-15 1:25 pm
MANKATO, Minnesota - Beef jerky maker Jack Link's has agreed to pay $50,000 to a former employee who quit after working several months at a Mankato facility because her supervisor made repeated sexual advances toward her.
- Another former Daimler employee files discrimination lawsuit Updated: Jul-21-15 10:42 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Another man who used to work for Daimler Trucks North America in Portland has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company.
- Va. faith-based school drops same-sex marriage hiring ban Updated: Jul-21-15 12:24 pm
HARRISONBURG, Virginia - Eastern Mennonite University says it will no longer discriminate against job prospects who are in same-sex marriages.
- Details expected soon in legislative harassment lawsuits Updated: Jul-21-15 10:50 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky taxpayers may soon know how much they will pay to settle lawsuits filed by female legislative staffers claiming sexual harassment and a hostile workplace at the state Capitol.
- Source: LeVota subject of intern's sexual harassment claim Updated: Jul-17-15 9:01 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate reviewed a sexual harassment complaint against Sen. Paul LeVota after two college students abruptly left their internships at his office, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press on Friday.
- Most of Justice Department suit vs. Arizona sheriff settled Updated: Jul-15-15 7:33 pm
PHOENIX - County officials in metro Phoenix voted unanimously Wednesday to settle parts of a lawsuit that the U.S. Department of Justice brought against a sheriff known for cracking down on illegal immigration.
- EEOC: UPS discriminates with bans on beards, long hair Updated: Jul-15-15 5:00 pm
NEW YORK - A Muslim man who objected to rules requiring him to get rid of his beard if he wanted to become a driver for UPS Inc. was told by a UPS official that "God would understand" if he shaved, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the shipping company.
- Appeals court: Joint employers can face discrimination suit Updated: Jul-15-15 3:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court says an employer can't evade anti-discrimination laws by hiring workers from a temporary employment agency.
- Former US President Jimmy Carter on Iran, Confederate flag Updated: Jul-15-15 2:12 pm
ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday backed a historic deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, telling The Associated Press that the U.S.-led agreement is "a major step in the right direction."
- Wal-Mart accused of same-sex bias in class-action lawsuit Updated: Jul-14-15 1:55 pm
BOSTON - A Massachusetts woman filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday accusing Wal-Mart of wrongly denying employee benefits for same-sex spouses.
- Survey: It's not OK for businesses to deny service to LGBTs Updated: Jul-13-15 12:07 am
NEW YORK - A majority of small business owners believe companies shouldn't be allowed to withhold goods or services from lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people based on an owner's religious beliefs, according to a survey released Monday.
- Board votes to fire school administrator who filed complaint Updated: Jul-09-15 4:53 am
AMITYVILLE, New York - A Long Island school board has voted to fire a black administrator who says the district racially discriminated against him.
- Obama administration takes aim at segregation in housing Updated: Jul-08-15 4:39 pm
CHICAGO - The nation's head of urban housing policy announced new regulations Wednesday aimed at fulfilling promises of the 1968 Fair Housing Act by promoting racially integrated neighborhoods.
- Kansas governor's order shields clergy on same-sex marriage Updated: Jul-07-15 7:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' governor told state government agencies Tuesday that they can't punish ministers or religious groups for opposing same-sex marriage, and critics said he is sanctioning discrimination even as the state extends new benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
- Nixon orders agencies to implement same-sex marriage ruling Updated: Jul-07-15 6:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Gov. Jay Nixon directed all Missouri state agencies on Tuesday to review their procedures in order to immediately implement the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
- Paula Deen distances herself from posted 'I Love Lucy' photo Updated: Jul-07-15 5:40 pm
LOS ANGELES - Paula Deen didn't post a 2011 Halloween costume photo on her Twitter account showing her son Bobby in dark makeup as "I Love Lucy" character Ricky Ricardo, and the social media manager responsible for it was fired, Deen's spokesman said.
- Union members rally against 'age discrimination' in Barbados Updated: Jul-06-15 5:18 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - About 3,000 chanting protesters took to the streets of Barbados' capital Monday to join a union-led rally against the recent dismissals of about a dozen public workers nearing retirement age.