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Stories with subject: Workplace discrimination
  • 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.

  • Democrats want Pence to release details of PR firm's work 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 3:13 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Democrats have sent the Republican Pence administration a formal request to release documents showing what the state got for its money when it hired a New York public relations firm to deal with the damage inflicted by a new religious objections law.

  • Newspaper: Wisconsin prison guard suspended for Obama post 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 2:25 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Documents show that a Wisconsin prison guard was ordered to serve a one-day suspension for a joke he posted on Facebook about President Barack Obama and lynching, according to a newspaper report published Sunday.

  • The Hague hit by riots after death of man in police custody 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 11:59 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch police conducted mass arrests overnight, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a neighborhood hit by late-night rioting after the death of a man in police custody.

  • Jackson mayor says she's pushing anti-discrimination measure 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:23 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The mayor of Jackson is pushing an ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and says she expects to have a public hearing on it in coming weeks.

  • Court gives woman new shot at discrimination lawsuit 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:03 pm

    OMAHA, Nebraska - A former eye clinic worker should get a shot at convincing a jury that the clinic discriminated against her based on a perceived disability, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

  • Lawsuit filed by former LSU tennis coach dismissed 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 9:36 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former longtime LSU women's tennis coach Tony Minnis against the university after his 2012 firing.

  • Latah County approves adding LGBT protections 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:57 pm

    MOSCOW, Idaho - County officials in northern Idaho have updated their employee handbook to ban discrimination against a person because of the sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • ND unlikely to extend anti-discrimination protection to gays 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:37 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - David Hamilton and his husband, Bernie Erickson, say they're "thrilled" the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed gay marriage nationally, but the Fargo couple believes anti-discrimination protections for gays and lesbians are still lacking in North Dakota.

  • Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 1:02 am

    NEW YORK - Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong.

  • West Virginia reacts to gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 12:50 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia officials are reacting to the Supreme Court's historic ruling that says same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Same-sex marriages in West Virginia had already been legal for months due to lower-court decisions.

  • Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 9:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists.

  • Lubbock police accused of discrimination in hiring process 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:36 pm

    LUBBOCK, Texas - A federal review claims that the Lubbock Police Department discriminated against Hispanics and women in hiring probationary police officers.

  • Advocates allege religious discrimination at VA hospital 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 8:19 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Members of a Native American sweat lodge at a VA hospital in Wichita have been subjected to discrimination and "blatant hostility" aimed at shutting down their religious services, according to a letter sent by a religious liberties group Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Lawsuit: New Mexico AG staffer bullied nonprofit 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:55 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An inexperienced New Mexico attorney general staffer bullied nonprofit employees and harassed a female worker on social media while using the name "Mr. Smooth," according to a new lawsuit.

  • Fired Astoria instructor files civil rights complaint 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 6:18 am

    ASTORIA, Oregon - A former instructor at the Tongue Point Jobs Corps center in Astoria is claiming sexual and disability discrimination against her employer.

  • 2 Oklahoma nursing home caretakers plead guilty of crimes 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 3:22 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Two women have pleaded guilty in separate cases handled by an Oklahoma attorney general's office unit that investigates improper and illegal acts inside facilities accepting Medicaid funds to care for the elderly, disabled and people with special needs.

  • Pittsburgh VA wants to fire 3 who bound co-worker with tape 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 1:35 pm

    PITTSBURGH - The Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System wants to fire three workers and discipline four others after another worker complained that he was harassed and bound with duct tape, a spokesman said.

  • South Florida police office suspended amid harassment claim 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 5:49 am

    HIALEAH, Florida - A South Florida police officer has been suspended amid allegations that he harassed a 17-year-old girl after she made an illegal U-turn.

  • Rachel Dolezal faced scrutiny over racial identity years ago story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-18-15 10:23 am

    SPOKANE, Washington - Rachel Dolezal, who is under scrutiny for recent comments about race, her background and her behavior as a civil rights leader, faced tough questions about her racial identity long before she became a national figure nearly overnight.

  • Laughlin hotel settles federal discrimination suit 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 5:28 pm

    LAUGHLIN, Nevada - A Nevada hotel has settled with the federal government for ignoring alleged discrimination against its Hispanic employees who reported being called derogatory names and told not to speak Spanish during work breaks.

  • Leicester fires 3 players over sex tape in Thailand 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 4:33 pm

    LONDON - English Premier League club Leicester fired three players on Wednesday over a video showing them in an apparent orgy with Thai sex workers, one of whom was racially abused.

  • Actresses support ACLU call to investigate Hollywood hiring story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-17-15 11:50 am

    LOS ANGELES - The government has yet to respond to the American Civil Liberties Union's allegations of discrimination against female filmmakers, but Hollywood is certainly talking about it.

  • US ambassador praises Australian gay rights progress 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 7:37 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - The U.S. ambassador to Australia told Australian marriage equality supporters on Monday that although their nation continues to ban same-sex marriage, it remains more progressive than his own in protecting the rights of gay employees and sportsmen.

  • Boston mayor creates gender-neutral bathrooms at City Hall 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 8:04 pm

    BOSTON - Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has signed an executive order creating gender-neutral restrooms inside City Hall.