- Police: Postal worker harassed Muslim woman in NYC Updated: Nov-24-15 9:00 pm
NEW YORK - A postal worker arrested on hate crime charges had bumped into and spit on a Muslim woman before following her into a deli and threatening to burn down her place of worship, New York City police said.
- Dayton 'reluctant' to OK legal settlement rebuffed by panel Updated: Nov-23-15 3:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says he's "very reluctant" to approve payment of a $200,000 settlement of a lawsuit against a state ethnic council after Republican lawmakers declined to sign off.
- Worker with multiple sclerosis settles discrimination case Updated: Nov-23-15 7:03 am
LANSING, Michigan - A state of Michigan employee who helped people get disability benefits and said she was discriminated against because she has multiple sclerosis has settled a lawsuit against the state.
- 8 Michigan companies earn highest marks for LGBT policies Updated: Nov-22-15 4:01 am
LANSING, Michigan - Eight Michigan companies have earned perfect scores for having inclusive, non-discrimination policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.
- Discrimination lawsuit filed against Emporia State leaders Updated: Nov-20-15 4:44 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A former assistant professor has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against four Emporia State University officials, a month after another professor in the same department also sued the Kansas school.
- Kanawha school board strengthens LGBT employment protections Updated: Nov-20-15 10:09 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The Kanawha County school board has approved policy changes meant to protect prospective and current lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination.
- Kansas mental health center denies sexual harassment claims Updated: Nov-19-15 3:59 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A mental health center in western Kansas denies allegations brought by one current and one former worker that it was aware that a former manager was a "serial sexual predator" who had inappropriate contact with clients and staff for almost 30 years.
- Business coalition in Kentucky backs gay rights bill Updated: Nov-19-15 3:55 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Passing statewide legislation to protect gay and bisexual people from workplace discrimination would be good for Kentucky businesses, gay rights advocates said Thursday.
- Muslim deputy in Florida claims discrimination in lawsuit Updated: Nov-19-15 11:49 am
ORLANDO, Florida - A former Muslim deputy of Arab descent is suing a sheriff's office in central Florida, claiming religious and ethnic discrimination and harassment.
- Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers Updated: Nov-18-15 9:22 am
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- Lawsuit: Women told trash collecting job for 'males only' Updated: Nov-10-15 6:00 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit, saying an employment agency discriminated against at least 34 women.
- Legally blind barber awarded $100k for wrongful termination Updated: Nov-07-15 5:10 pm
BOSTON - A legally blind barber was awarded $100,000 by a Massachusetts commission against discrimination after it says he was wrongly fired.
- Personnel records show years of complaints against officer Updated: Nov-06-15 8:01 pm
FOX LAKE, Illinois - An Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was murdered had a troubled job history, ranging from numerous suspensions to sexual harassment allegations to complaints that he intimidated an emergency dispatcher with guns, according to his personnel records.
- Fired Ohio teacher apologizes for racial slur on Facebook Updated: Nov-06-15 3:31 am
AKRON, Ohio - An Akron high school music teacher who was fired after posting a racial slur on Facebook two years ago says the incident ruined his life and caused his daughter to be bullied in school.
- The Latest: Mayor laments rejection of equal rights measure Updated: Nov-03-15 11:12 pm
HOUSTON - The latest on voting on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (all times local):
- The Latest: San Antonio state House race heads to runoff Updated: Nov-03-15 11:03 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The latest developments from Election Day in Texas (all times local):
- Feds sue SD agency alleging discrimination against Natives Updated: Nov-03-15 4:19 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the South Dakota Department of Social Services alleging that it repeatedly discriminated against well-qualified Native American job applicants because of their race.
- Teacher files lawsuit, accuses district of retaliation Updated: Nov-03-15 5:16 am
MOUNT VERNON, New York - A former substitute teacher says in a lawsuit that a suburban New York school district forced her out of a job after she complained about sexual harassment.
- Fired professor sues university for discrimination Updated: Nov-03-15 4:03 am
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - A former University of Scranton professor is suing the school, alleging he was fired because of his Greek heritage.
- Maintenance man files lawsuit against county Updated: Nov-02-15 5:30 am
HONESDALE, Pennsylvania - A northeastern Pennsylvania maintenance man who accused Wayne County's chief clerk of slapping him is suing the county.
- St. Louis officer files sex harassment, retaliation lawsuit Updated: Nov-01-15 12:33 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis city police officer is suing the department and three supervisors, claiming he was sexually harassed and later retaliated against after he complained.
- Clinton faces protests as she courts black voters Updated: Oct-31-15 3:03 am
ATLANTA - Hillary Rodham Clinton, shouting over protesters, promised black Americans Friday that she would address systemic racism and, if elected, follow in the footsteps of her predecessor, the country's first black president.
- Shelter doesn't want Muslim employees, jeopardizing funding Updated: Oct-30-15 2:20 pm
BUTLER, Pennsylvania - A Christian homeless shelter in Pennsylvania could lose more than half its funding because it doesn't want Muslim employees and has refused to sign a government contract barring hiring discrimination.
- 2 Muslim drivers win $240K judgment in discrimination suit Updated: Oct-30-15 1:44 pm
PEORIA, Illinois - A jury has awarded $240,000 to two Muslim men who say they were fired from an Illinois trucking company after refusing to deliver alcohol.
- Ex-Coca-Cola worker awarded $120K in discrimination case Updated: Oct-29-15 3:08 pm
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts - A former worker who says he was fired from a Massachusetts Coca-Cola bottling plant because he is blind in one eye has been awarded more than $120,000 in a workplace discrimination case.