- Clark County settles wrongful termination suit for $125,000 Updated: Feb-10-16 2:25 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - Clark County has agreed to pay $125,000 to a former juvenile court employee who filed a wrongful termination complaint alleging gender discrimination and retaliation.
- UAW adds to unfair labor practices allegations at Volkswagen Updated: Feb-09-16 5:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The United Auto Workers alleges that Volkswagen has failed to consult with a newly elected maintenance workers union on a range of issues from vending machine prices to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs despite a union victory at the plant in December.
- Hawaii bill seeks equal pay for women to close wage gap Updated: Feb-05-16 6:48 pm
HONOLULU - Data shows that Hawaii women make less than men in the same job, and state lawmakers have noticed.
- Woman claims discrimination for not being American Indian Updated: Feb-05-16 3:17 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A woman is suing the parent company of a Rapid City halfway house, alleging she was discriminated and retaliated against while she was employed by the facility because she is not American Indian.
- Wisconsin firm terminates Muslim workers in prayer dispute Updated: Feb-03-16 2:27 pm
MILWAUKEE - A civil liberties group said Wednesday that it plans to file federal discrimination and harassment complaints after a Wisconsin manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees for violating a company break policy that doesn't provide extra time for prayer.
- The Latest: Chamber head says gay-rights failure hurts state Updated: Feb-02-16 5:52 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Latest on the decision of Indiana Republican lawmakers to abandon efforts this year to extend anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation (all times local):
- New office at Michigan State handling discrimination cases Updated: Feb-01-16 8:17 pm
EAST LANSING, Michigan - A new office at Michigan State University has taken on the responsibility of investigating discrimination cases reported on the East Lansing campus.
- Massachusetts Senate OKs bill that would ensure equal pay Updated: Jan-28-16 3:42 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would ensure men and women earn equal pay for comparable work.
- Missouri business groups divided on LGBT-discrimination ban Updated: Jan-27-16 8:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri businesses are divided over a proposed ban on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, with some companies during a Wednesday hearing backing the measure as needed to recruit top candidates and some powerful business groups countering it could lead to more lawsuits.
- U. of Iowa settles male track coach discrimination lawsuit Updated: Jan-27-16 11:08 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The University of Iowa confirmed Wednesday it will pay nearly $200,000 to a male track coach and his attorneys to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit alleging the man was passed over for a job because administrators wanted a woman.
- Vancouver settles $200,000 suit with ex-worker Updated: Jan-27-16 4:58 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - The city of Vancouver has agreed to pay a former employee $200,000 to settle a suit she filed accusing her supervisor of bullying, gender discrimination and retaliation.
- Advocacy group claims Providence officers target homeless Updated: Jan-27-16 4:19 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - An advocacy group has released a survey that they say shows that police officers target homeless people gathered at Providence's Kennedy Plaza for the enforcement of minor offenses.
- Kentucky won't fight tax break ruling for Noah's Ark project Updated: Jan-26-16 5:07 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky officials won't fight a federal court ruling that supports giving a tax incentive to a Christian theme park featuring a 510-foot-long Noah's Ark.
- Another report of misconduct investigated at Tomah VA center Updated: Jan-26-16 8:07 am
TOMAH, Wisconsin - Authorities at the troubled VA Medical Center in Tomah are investigating another report of misconduct.
- Nearly $3 million paid by Clatskanie agency for harassment Updated: Jan-26-16 1:27 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Clatskanie People's Utility District has paid nearly $3 million to six fired employees who claimed they were sexually harassed by a manager and retaliated against for reporting the abuse.
- Ex-chief who called criminals 'mopes' convicted of 4 charges Updated: Jan-25-16 5:57 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A former small-town Ohio police chief who developed an outsize Facebook following for blunt, humorous commentary about the criminals he calls "mopes" found himself grouped with them Monday as he was convicted of four misdemeanors, including assault of a female officer who accused him of sexual harassment.
- Ex-chief of Sitka National Historical Park files suit Updated: Jan-25-16 4:13 am
SITKA, Alaska - The former superintendent of Sitka National Historical Park who was terminated for the second time last month has filed a lawsuit over allegations of gender and racial discrimination.
- County treasurer faces sexual harassment lawsuit Updated: Jan-25-16 2:20 am
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A Dona Ana County employee has filed a lawsuit against Treasurer David Gutierrez over allegations of sexual harassment.
- Democrat Michael Weinholtz announces bid for Utah governor Updated: Jan-22-16 6:13 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The former head of a Utah medical staffing company on Friday became the latest candidate to challenge Gov. Gary Herbert's re-election bid this year.
- GOP lawmakers want exemptions for gay marriage opponents Updated: Jan-22-16 11:58 am
ATLANTA - Months after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage, lawmakers across the U.S. are pushing bills that would give businesses and some public employees the right to refuse serving gay couples because of their religious beliefs.
- Lawsuit alleges racial hostility against Pocomoke officers Updated: Jan-21-16 7:01 pm
Attorneys representing Pocomoke City's former police chief and two other black officers filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday accusing city officials and members of other law enforcement agencies of racial discrimination.
- US high court ruling sends NC police officers' case to trial Updated: Jan-21-16 3:19 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Three North Carolina police officers will get a court hearing for their federal lawsuit alleging they were fired after accusing their police chief of corruption, racial discrimination and other misdeeds.
- Fargo hospital says transgender lawsuit should be dismissed Updated: Jan-20-16 11:43 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Attorneys for a Fargo hospital say a lawsuit brought by a transgender employee alleging discrimination in the workplace has no merit and should be dismissed.
- Saints deny racism allegations by ex-Tom Benson assistant Updated: Jan-20-16 7:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have denied allegations of racism and retribution in a federal lawsuit filed by a fired longtime personal assistant to club owner Tom Benson.
- Judge: Ohio State band ex-leader can't question 2 witnesses Updated: Jan-20-16 5:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge is blocking fired Ohio State band director Jonathan Waters from questioning the university's athletic director and a lawyer with the U.S. Department of Education's civil-rights office.