- Study: Minorities in retail get paid less, promoted less Updated: Jun-02-15 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON - African-American and Latino cashiers, salespeople and first-line managers are paid less, are less likely to be promoted off the floor and more likely to be poorer than their white counterparts in the retail industry, a new study showed Tuesday.
- Woman behind Silicon Valley sex bias suit appealing verdict Updated: Jun-01-15 10:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A woman at the center of a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against an elite Silicon Valley venture capital firm filed an appeal on Monday of a jury verdict against her.
- Justices boost workplace religious protections Updated: Jun-01-15 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workplace because of their religious beliefs.
- LA County Sheriff's Department seeks to hire 1,300 deputies Updated: May-31-15 4:43 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is looking for more than a few good men and women.
- Norway settles pay equity dispute with $1.9 million payout Updated: May-30-15 5:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Norway agreed this week to pay a former employee at its Minneapolis consulate nearly $2 million, settling a long-running dispute over gender pay equity.
- Once targeted by racists, housing worker now loses daughter Updated: May-29-15 5:08 pm
Fair-housing advocate Bonnie Jouhari and her daughter spent years on the run from white supremacists who had launched a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation in southeastern Pennsylvania. Hopscotching from state to state, Jouhari was unable to return to the career she loved, and her teenage daughter, Dani, became deeply depressed. A judge handed them a civil judgment of more than $1.1 million, which they couldn't collect.
- Fired school superintendent sues to regain job Updated: May-29-15 8:32 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - A former Dothan school superintendent who was fired over sexual harassment allegations is suing to regain his job.
- House committee kills Ala. bill banning LGBT discrimination Updated: May-27-15 9:11 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee on Wednesday canceled a vote on a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
- House committee kills Ala. bill banning LGBT discrimination Updated: May-27-15 8:59 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee has killed a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Complaint: Oilfield worker subjected to hostile workplace Updated: May-27-15 8:46 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal complaint charges a North Dakota-based oilfield service company subjected an employee to a hostile work environment based on his race and national origin.
- Lawsuit filed against US attorney's office in Nebraska Updated: May-27-15 7:27 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A former prosecutor with the U.S. attorney's office in Nebraska was discriminated against because she's a woman, according to a new federal lawsuit that also says she experienced retaliation after filing a complaint.
- Missouri Senate hires attorney for 'harassment complaint' Updated: May-26-15 4:12 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has hired a lawyer in response to a "workplace harassment complaint."
- Discrimination suit has ripple effect for Somerset Co. town Updated: May-25-15 5:44 pm
SOMERVILLE, New Jersey - A $1.75 million settlement in a racial discrimination lawsuit continues to have a ripple effect in a central New Jersey town.
- Court sides with Iowa City in 12-year dispute with landlord Updated: May-22-15 5:17 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Officials in Iowa City did not violate a landlord's constitutional rights by enforcing an employment discrimination ordinance that was later ruled invalid, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
- Fired Rutherford employees seek back pay, threaten lawsuit Updated: May-21-15 3:02 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation are threatening legal action unless the state gives them back pay and scrubs personnel records of the misconduct charges used to show them the door, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
- Marsh: Religious freedom bills targeting gays likely dead Updated: May-21-15 1:46 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate says he believes religious freedom bills that target gays and lesbians are likely dead for the session.
- Woman sues Red Robin, says she was fired for opposing racism Updated: May-19-15 5:47 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho woman is suing the national restaurant chain Red Robin in federal court because she says she was fired for complaining about racist hiring practices.
- Female employees file lawsuit against Iowa police chief Updated: May-18-15 5:21 pm
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Three women have filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the West Des Moines police chief, claiming they were fired or overlooked for promotions because of their gender.
- NY AG takes on transgender discrimination in health care Updated: May-15-15 2:29 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general has started a program to ensure transgender individuals have equal access to health care.
- San Francisco police under fire for racist, homophobic texts Updated: May-15-15 12:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The original charges were shocking: Six San Francisco police officers were accused of stealing from drug dealers. Then federal prosecutors released racist and homophobic text messages.
- UN: France must do more to stop racism, refugee abuse Updated: May-15-15 8:56 am
PARIS - The U.N. human rights office says France is not doing enough to stop racism against minorities in poor suburbs or to prevent abuse of Roma people and migrants seeking asylum.
- Lawmakers avoid vote on employee anti-discrimination bill Updated: May-14-15 9:32 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - More than a dozen opponents of a bill that would ban discrimination against gay and lesbian workers in Nebraska refused to cast votes during debate Thursday, quietly halting any further action on the issue in 2015.
- MSU-Northern dean awarded $75,000 in retaliation case Updated: May-14-15 6:07 pm
HAVRE, Montana - A state hearings officer has awarded $75,000 in damages for emotional distress to a dean at Montana State University-Northern who said he was retaliated against after he told the former provost to stop touching him and filed a sexual harassment complaint.
- Arkansas town's vote opens fight over law cast as anti-gay Updated: May-13-15 3:02 pm
EUREKA SPRINGS, Arkansas - A northwest Arkansas town's vote to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity could pave the way for a legal fight over a new state law criticized as anti-gay.
- Directors' guild blames studios, networks for gender bias Updated: May-12-15 10:58 pm