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Stories with subject: Workplace discrimination
  • Home Depot to settlement of gender discrimination claim 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:55 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The Home Depot has agreed to pay more than $83,000 to 46 women who claimed they were denied higher-paying sales jobs that went to men while they were forced to work as cashiers at a Southern California store.

  • US lab settles age discrimination lawsuit for $37.25 million 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:38 pm

    LIVERMORE, California - A federal security research facility in Northern California will pay $37.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by 129 older workers who say they were fired because of their ages.

  • Ex-state Alcohol and Tobacco Control agent fights dismissal 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:45 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A former state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control agent fired in August for allegedly texting racial and sexual comments to co-workers is fighting back with a federal lawsuit against ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert.

  • Man says he was fired for wearing Muslim head covering 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 6:39 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - An Ocala man has filed a religious discrimination complaint claiming that he was not allowed to wear an Islamic head covering while working as a restaurant server.

  • Ex-U of Minnesota Duluth coaches file discrimination lawsuit 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 7:01 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Three former University of Minnesota Duluth coaches, including women's hockey coach Shannon Miller, filed a discrimination lawsuit against the university Monday, saying they lost their jobs because they're female and gay.

  • Bethel drafts LGBT anti-discrimination laws 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 4:29 pm

    BETHEL, Alaska - City employees could soon be protected from sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination under changes to Bethel's municipal code.

  • Fayette County schools facing discrimination investigation 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 12:44 pm

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Officials say the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is leading an investigation into whether black Fayette County Public Schools employees are victims of discrimination.

  • Ruling gives discrimination suit against Chiefs fresh life 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 8:47 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday gave fresh life to a lawsuit that claims the Kansas City Chiefs fired an older maintenance manager because of his age.

  • Mennonite colleges withdraw from Christian group 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 9:54 pm

    GOSHEN, Indiana - Two Mennonite institutions have announced their withdrawal from the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities due to recent decisions to allow the hiring of married gay and lesbian faculty and staff.

  • French rail ordered to pay 150 million euros in bias case 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 7:21 am

    PARIS - A lawyer for Moroccan railway workers says France's labor court has ordered the national railway to pay 150 million euros ($169 million) in compensation after finding that Moroccans had faced discrimination in benefits compared with their French colleagues.

  • California Gov. Brown to sign expanded fair pay legislation story has photos
    Updated: Sep-20-15 7:14 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Female employees in California are poised to get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps and receive protection from discrimination and retaliation if they ask questions about how much other people earn.

  • Report: U of M paid nearly $450K in sexual harassment cases 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 4:54 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The University of Minnesota has paid out nearly $450,000 in sexual harassment settlements over the past five years, according to a report published Saturday.

  • EEOC: Superior, Wisconsin, company will pay $140K settlement 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 1:01 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Stack Bros. Mechanical Contractors of Superior has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.

  • Retired US marshal in Montgomery denies wrongdoing 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 6:23 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The recently retired U.S. marshal in Montgomery on Thursday denied allegations that he subjected employees to demeaning, intimidating language.

  • Call center company settles federal sex harassment suit 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 9:58 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles-based international call center company agreed to pay $600,000 to settle complaints from male and female workers who said they endured sexual harassment that included groping, propositions and an unwanted lap dance.

  • $17 million sexual harassment verdict against produce grower 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 3:01 am

    MIAMI - A southwest Florida produce growing and packing operation has been ordered to pay more than $17 million to five former female employees in a sexual harassment suit.

  • Woman who lost Silicon Valley bias suit is dropping appeal story has photos
    Updated: Sep-10-15 7:24 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - The woman who lost her high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm said Thursday that she is dropping her appeal and ending the case that became a flashpoint for inequality in the technology industry.

  • AG: U. Iowa track email should have been marked confidential 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 12:57 pm

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - A mistake by state defense lawyers enabled the release of an email suggesting the University of Iowa athletics department was determined to hire a female for assistant track coach over qualified male candidates.

  • Bride shortage in north India drives men to look far afield 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 3:31 am

    SORKHI, India - When Sadhuram Berwal wanted to get married, his family went about it in the traditional Indian way, asking relatives, neighbors and local temple priests to suggest a young woman. But after an extensive search among women of his caste in his area, no suitable bride could be found.

  • Australia report details surgeon discrimination, harassment 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 11:26 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - A medical group apologized on Thursday to surgeons and trainees in Australia and New Zealand after a report found that almost half had suffered discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment from senior surgeons.

  • Emporia State investigation finds no evidence of hate crime 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 9:20 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - An investigation found no evidence to support hate crime and discrimination allegations made by an assistant professor and his wife against Emporia State University, the university announced Wednesday.

  • Diocese appeals $403K award to former Fort Wayne teacher 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 2:25 pm

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has appealed a judgment of more than $403,000 to be paid to a former language arts teacher who was fired after seeking several in vitro fertilization treatments.

  • BMW agrees to pay $1.6 million in racial discrimination suit 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 6:17 pm

    GREENVILLE, South Carolina - BMW has agreed to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities for dozens of former black employees who were victims of racial discrimination involving criminal background checks, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday.

  • BMW agrees to pay $1.6 million in racial discrimination suit 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 5:58 pm

    GREENVILLE, South Carolina - BMW has agreed to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities for dozens of former black employees who said they were victims of racial discrimination.

  • UN official says women in Asia paid 30 percent less than men 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 9:03 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A U.N. agency is mounting a worldwide campaign for equal pay for women, who get 24 percent less than men on global average and around 30 percent less for those in Asia.