- Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs Updated: May-06-15 3:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday.
- Residents lobby Jonesboro panel to add protections for gays Updated: May-06-15 2:20 pm
JONESBORO, Arkansas - A group of people, including two ministers, are lobbying the Jonesboro City Council to consider an anti-discrimination ordinance extending protections for gay and lesbian city employees.
- Hot Springs passes LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance Updated: May-06-15 7:07 am
HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - The Hot Springs Board of Directors has passed an ordinance that would prohibit the city and its vendors from discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Federal suit cites religious discrimination in Maine diner Updated: May-06-15 6:55 am
WALDOBORO, Maine - A former employee of a popular Maine diner has filed a federal lawsuit in which she claims her employer discriminated against her for not following his religious beliefs.
- NY enacting workplace pregnancy rights Updated: May-06-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Assembly has passed bills intended to ensure workplace rights for pregnant employees and prohibit sexual harassment at even the smallest businesses.
- Gay leaders happy even with anti-discrimination bill failing Updated: May-05-15 2:34 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Advocates of gay rights say no matter what happens to an anti-discrimination bill that Democrats managed to get to the House floor, this has been a surprisingly quiet legislative session for gay issues.
- Bill would offer more relief in pay discrimination cases Updated: May-05-15 1:25 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a measure that would offer more relief to victims of pay discrimination.
- Fired National Park Service official says she's a scapegoat Updated: May-04-15 3:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A former National Park Service official in Iowa says she was unfairly blamed and fired for approving illegal construction projects that damaged a sacred American Indian burial site.
- Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel Updated: May-04-15 3:08 pm
JERUSALEM - When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people.
- WWII changed life for Ala man raised under Jim Crow laws Updated: May-04-15 11:10 am
DECATUR, Alabama - Therman White grew up with obstacles: his race, poverty and Jim Crow laws designed to keep blacks separate and unequal.
- Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious Updated: May-03-15 11:08 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists.
- Latest on Baltimore protests: Thousands march across US Updated: May-01-15 11:25 pm
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- House OKs GOP measure blocking local DC abortion rights law Updated: Apr-30-15 11:14 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans pushed legislation through the House Thursday that would revoke a District of Columbia law barring discrimination in the city against workers who have abortions, the latest clash pitting claims of religious freedom against reproductive rights.
- House panel targets 'glaring management failures' at EPA Updated: Apr-30-15 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Oversight Committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for what he called "glaring management failures" that included promoting a senior employee even though he had been accused of sexual harassment and allowing three other employees to continue working at the agency despite admitting they watched pornography on the job.
- Feds: Comcast to pay $190,000 to settle discrimination case Updated: Apr-30-15 4:19 pm
EVERETT, Washington - The federal government says Comcast Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $190,000 and to hire more minorities to settle allegations of discriminatory hiring practices at a call center in Everett.
- Montana legislative session closes with successes and flops Updated: Apr-29-15 8:21 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana lawmakers went home this week having passed landmark legislation including a Republican route to expand Medicaid, a water use agreement for the Flathead Indian Reservation and a new law to disclose "dark money" in political campaigns.
- Court: Judges can review EEOC efforts to settle job bias Updated: Apr-29-15 10:53 am
WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.
- AT&T fires president over racist text; $100M lawsuit goes on Updated: Apr-28-15 8:56 pm
LOS ANGELES - AT&T Inc. on Tuesday confirmed that it has fired Aaron Slator, a president who became the subject of a $100 million discrimination lawsuit for using his work phone to send racially offensive images.
- St. Louis Rams age discrimination case heads to arbitration Updated: Apr-28-15 3:30 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - An age discrimination case from a longtime St. Louis Rams employee against the team will go to arbitration.
- Report: Internships given based on clout at Illinois agency Updated: Apr-27-15 9:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An independent review of the Illinois state treasurer's office released Monday found problems with internship hiring that favored those with political connections and other programs in need of overhaul.
- Hasidic Jew sues Collier sheriff's office for discrimination Updated: Apr-27-15 6:32 pm
FORT MYERS, Florida - An employee is suing the Collier County Sheriff's Office, claiming he faced workplace discrimination as a Hasidic Jew.
- Indiana school revises policies after coach harassed players Updated: Apr-27-15 3:52 pm
LAPORTE, Indiana - A northern Indiana school district will revise its sexual harassment policies and increase training on how to initiate and investigate complaints as part of a settlement in a case involving a coach who had a sexual relationship with a player, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday.
- State housing agency leader resigns amid 'harassment' claims Updated: Apr-24-15 5:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The head of a Louisiana agency that oversees more than $250 million in federal and state housing programs has left the job amid harassment claims.
- Lawmakers on House labor committee kill pay equity bill Updated: Apr-22-15 7:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two bills aimed at making sure women earn pay equal to their male peers were shot down Wednesday by lawmakers - ensuring, advocates say, that Louisiana will continue to have the worst pay gap between men and women in the nation.
- Little Rock approves anti-discrimination protections Updated: Apr-21-15 10:05 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Little Rock officials voted Tuesday to prohibit the city and companies contracting with it from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay.