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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FILES RACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST FEDERAL SUBCONTRACTOR

This past year, the U.S. Department of Labor filed a discrimination lawsuit against a Baltimore staffing agency (WMS) that provides asbestos removal and demolition workers for federal contractors. At the time of the alleged unlawful activity, the agency had over $6 million in subcontracts for the U.S. government. According to the suit, the agency favored Read More

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NY Metal Company sued for Racial Discrimination

Endless Racial Remarks reported to the EEOC Buffalo, NY – Frontier Hot-Dip Galvanizind a lawsuit alleging a hostile work environment on the basis of race. The metal coating company denies the allegations brought forth by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and plans to defend their business “vigorously.” The alleged hostile work environment, according to Read More

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US Labor Department updated Sex Discrimination Regulations for the First Time in 40 Years.

Women make up over 50 percent of the population in the United States and are a significant part of the workforce. Yet, discrimination based on gender (sex discrimination) remains prevalent. As an employment attorney, practicing for over 21 years, I (among many others) have been trying to eradicate this problem from our society while constantly Read More

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Appeals Court holds that isolated Incidents of Harassment can be sufficient for Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit

For a very long time, the 4th Circuit had set a very high standard holding that a hostile work environment claim cannot survive unless it was pervasive and on-going. This year, the 4th Circuit finally reversed itself and reinstated a former cocktail waitress’s hostile work environment and retaliation lawsuit, stating that isolated incidents of verbal Read More

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Gender-based Discrimination Poll in Politics

Hillary Clinton promotes the Woman Card Donald Trump recently gave a speech that included degrading remarks against his competitor’s, Hillary Clinton, presidential campaign. Trump alleged that Hillary’s primary focus in her campaign is the woman card. He further explained that most women do not like the “female candidate.” In spite of Trump’s negativity, Clinton launched Read More

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UPS must pay $5.3M in Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit

Several Black Men sued UPS for Hostile Work Environment Exposure A total of 8 black UPS employees filed a race discrimination lawsuit in 2014 in Fayette Circuit Court against UPS located in Lexington, Kentucky. The plaintiffs named in this race discrimination lawsuit include William Barber, Lamont Brown, Jeffrey Goree, John Hughes, Glenn Jackson, Donald Ragland, Read More

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MUSLIM DRIVERS AWARDED $240,000 IN EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION SUIT

An Illinois jury recently awarded $240,000 to a pair of Muslim men who believed they were terminated from their position of employment with a trucking company after both men refused to serve alcohol, a violation of their religious practices as devout Muslims. Chief U.S. District Judge James Shadid ruled that Star Transport Inc. had violated Read More

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SHEET METAL UNION TO PAY $12 MILLION IN RACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUI

The Sheet Metal Worker’s International Association, a trade union for metal workers who perform architectural work with sheet metal, has agreed to pay over $12 million to a group of minority workers following a charge of race discrimination brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the agreement, which is pending approval Read More

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