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Stories with subject: Workplace discrimination
  • Bloomfield city manager settles lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:31 pm
  • BLOOMFIELD, New Mexico - A lawsuit filed in 2012 accusing Bloomfield's city manager of sexual harassment has been settled.

  • Clarke U. denies claims in former coach's lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:28 pm
  • DUBUQUE, Iowa - Officials at Clarke University are denying claims by a former head softball coach that she was fired because she rejected efforts by the school to make her appear more feminine.

  • Court: Fla. discrimination law covers pregnancy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:07 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The state's civil rights laws include the protection of women discriminated against for pregnancy, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

  • Court expands legal rights for injured workers 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:22 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who subsequently are fired from their jobs.

  • Ohio school board debates sexual orientation rule 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:28 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to protect schoolteachers from being fired or otherwise treated differently on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board.

  • Branstad scandal ensnares key Iowa link to China 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:47 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Chinese Association of Iowa executive director Swallow Yan has helped connect Gov. Terry Branstad with Chinese presidents and residents, boosting relations between a farming state and a growing superpower with a huge demand for Iowa's agricultural exports.

  • Prosecutors to challenge ruling to reinstate Reams 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:41 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's attorney general plans to challenge a judge's ruling that the continued suspension of the Rockingham County attorney is illegal.

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:56 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

  • Iowa to pay $125,000 to ex-college worker 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:53 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa's executive branch has agreed to pay $125,000 to a former University of Northern Iowa employee who claimed she suffered workplace mistreatment so severe that it caused her to attempt suicide, according to documents released Wednesday.

  • Connecticut again tries to ban unemployment bias 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:32 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are again trying to ban discrimination against unemployed job seekers, a problem that advocates say has not gone away even though the jobless rate has fallen from a peak of 9.5 percent in November 2010 to 7 percent in February.

  • NY expands youth employment program 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:05 am
  • ALBANY, New York - New York state is expanding a program that offers businesses tax credits in exchange for hiring at-risk youth.

  • Neb. job-discrimination bill stalls in Legislature 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:55 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - A bill that would bar Nebraska employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity stalled Monday in the Legislature.

  • English soccer is now without a black coach 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:20 pm
  • LONDON - Norwich didn't fire Chris Hughton because he's black. The English soccer club fired him because it is petrified of dropping out of the Premier League and losing millions in revenue.

  • GOP hopefuls for Ark. AG vow to fight federal govt 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:15 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The three Republicans running for Arkansas attorney general are all vowing to use the post to fight what they call the federal government's "overreach" on issues ranging from health care to the environment, but differ on how to do so.

  • Eatery at center of Paula Deen controversy closes 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:03 pm
  • SAVANNAH, Georgia - Paula Deen and her younger brother, Bubba, have shut off the fish fryer and locked the doors at the Savannah seafood restaurant that served as the backdrop to a workplace discrimination lawsuit that stained the celebrity cook's reputation.

  • Terminated employees suing Midway College 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:44 am
  • MIDWAY, Kentucky - Seven former Midway College employees are suing the private, liberal arts school claiming breach of contract and age discrimination.

  • Woman sues employer, hours cut after MS diagnosis 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:57 am
  • BILLINGS, Montana - A former Helena employee of the Billings-based CTA Architects is suing the company, saying her hours were cut and her benefits eliminated after she informed the company that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was pregnant.

  • Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:46 am
  • Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, April , 2014

  • US files suit alleging Clark County discrimination 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:15 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Clark County, alleging pay inequities and employment bias against a black woman who serves as county diversity director because of her race and gender.

  • Albuquerque dealership settles harassment lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:42 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An Albuquerque automobile dealership has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that dozens of male employees were subjected to same-sex sexual harassment and retaliation.

  • Judge sends Nebraska firefighter's lawsuit to jury 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:13 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - A jury will hear the discrimination lawsuit of a former York firefighter and paramedic who was fired after breaking her foot.

  • Fired oil rig worker files age discrimination suit 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:34 am
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - A California man says he lost his job on a North Dakota oil rig because his supervisor thought he was too old.

  • Court: Md. county pension system discriminated 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:54 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court has ruled that a Maryland county's pension system discriminated against older workers by charging them higher contribution rates than younger employees.

  • Kansas City faces discrimination lawsuits 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:59 am
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City has settled four discrimination lawsuits filed by former part-time municipal prosecutors at a cost of more than $1 million since last July, and four similar lawsuits are still pending.

  • Jury awards $1.14M in suit against state agency 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 12:14 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis jury has awarded $1.14 million to a former employee of the Missouri Department of Public Safety who accused the department of age discrimination.