Employment & Discrimination. Legal news and articles for April 25 - 29, 2017

Does prohibiting employers from checking criminal history promote discrimination?Medstar Harbor Hospital Will Pay $179576 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination LawsuitAge discrimination in the workplace happening to people as young as 45: studyFox News May Force Arbitration for Anchor in Discrimination SuitEmployment discrimination laws nearing finish lineAge discrimination in the workplace happening to people as young as 45, study saysAge discrimination at work now happening to people as young as 45Promotion Discrimination Cases, Arbitration, and Supreme CourtWoodside: Ex-employees sue Filoli estate, allege age discrimination ...More lawsuits aimed at Fox News — this time alleging racial discrimination11 former employees sue Fox over alleged racial discriminationThree pools of black workers and job applicants granted class status in discrimination suit against MetroFox News hit with more racial discrimination suitsForever 21 accused of employment discrimination with alleged English-only policyPalantir settles discrimination case with eight job offers and $1.6 million in cash

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Governor Carney releases statewide anti-discrimination policy
Delaware 105.9April 4, 2017

The Human Resources Manager or designee shall conduct a neutral and thorough investigation of reported workplace discrimination complaints within a reasonable timeframe. All employees are expected to cooperate with administrative investigations.more »

In landmark decision, appeals court finds that federal law bans workplace discrimination against gays
Washington PostApril 5, 2017

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that workers may not be fired for their sexual orientation, becoming the highest court in the country to find that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gays from workplace discrimination and setting up a possible ...more »

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Does prohibiting employers from checking criminal history promote discrimination?
The Hill (blog)April 29, 2017

... a well-intentioned endeavor to break the cycle of high recidivism amongst offenders being released, may actually increase discrimination against certain demographic groups instead of increasing applicants with a criminal history's chances of ...more »

Medstar Harbor Hospital Will Pay $179576 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2017

BALTIMORE - Harbor Hospital Inc., trading as MedStar Harbor Hospital, will pay $179,576 and furnish other relief to resolve a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency ...more »

Age discrimination in the workplace happening to people as young as 45: study
Starts at 60April 28, 2017

Our findings align with previous research from the Australian Human Rights Commission where 27% of Australians aged 50 years and over had recent experience of age-based discrimination in the workplace. In this survey the most common forms were ...more »

Fox News May Force Arbitration for Anchor in Discrimination Suit
New York Law Journal (registration)April 28, 2017

Brian Gershengorn, an employment law partner at Fisher & Phillips in Manhattan, said federal circuits are split on the issue. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit sided with employers in New York by ruling that arbitration clauses mandating ...more »

Employment discrimination laws nearing finish line
Daily Journal OnlineApril 27, 2017

Regardless of the issue, moving a bill across the finish line often requires multiple attempts. For the last three sessions, I've sponsored legislation aimed at restoring fairness and balance to Missouri's employment discrimination laws and better ...more »

Age discrimination in the workplace happening to people as young as 45, study says
Phys.OrgApril 27, 2017

Our findings align with previous research from the Australian Human Rights Commission where 27% of Australians aged 50 years and over had recent experience of age-based discrimination in the workplace. In this survey the most common forms were ...more »

Age discrimination at work now happening to people as young as 45
The Sydney Morning HeraldApril 27, 2017

Our findings align with previous research from the Australian Human Rights Commission where 27 per cent of Australians aged 50 years and over had recent experience of age-based discrimination in the workplace. In this survey the most common forms ...more »

Promotion Discrimination Cases, Arbitration, and Supreme Court
The National Law ReviewApril 26, 2017

The Supreme Court occasionally rules on issues related to arbitration agreements and class action requirements and these decisions have a major impact on the size, scope, and prospects of future promotion discrimination and other employment ...more »

Woodside: Ex-employees sue Filoli estate, allege age discrimination ...
The Almanac OnlineApril 26, 2017

Four women recently employed at the Filoli estate in Woodside have sued their former employer, alleging age discrimination among other unlawful and unfair ...more »

More lawsuits aimed at Fox News — this time alleging racial discrimination
Washington PostApril 26, 2017

On Tuesday, a combined total of 13 current and former employees of Fox News — all people of color — took three separate legal actions against the organization, alleging years of “hostile racial discrimination.” Eleven people, including Emmy-winning ...more »

11 former employees sue Fox over alleged racial discrimination
WABC-TVApril 26, 2017

An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination "that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment." The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court, adds eight former and current ...more »

Three pools of black workers and job applicants granted class status in discrimination suit against Metro
Washington PostApril 26, 2017

A federal judge has granted class certification to three pools of Metro workers and job applicants after nine African American men alleged discrimination in the transit agency's criminal background screenings, according to documents filed in U.S ...more »

Fox News hit with more racial discrimination suits
USA TODAYApril 26, 2017

Fox News Network is being sued by a dozen black employees, some current and some former, who are charging the company with allowing years of racial discrimination and creating an abusive work environment. And a thirteenth employee has filed a ...more »

Forever 21 accused of employment discrimination with alleged English-only policy
Northern California RecordApril 26, 2017

Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a complaint on March 29 in the San Francisco County Superior Court against Forever 21 Retail Inc. and Does 1 to 10 alleging employment discrimination. The suit also lists Francisco Leon, Ignacio Martinez ...more »

Palantir settles discrimination case with eight job offers and $1.6 million in cash
The VergeApril 25, 2017

Today, Palantir settled a lawsuit brought by the Department of Labor last year alleging a pattern of discrimination against Asian-American job candidates. In response to the allegations, Palantir will pay $1,659,434 in back wages and other monetary relief.more »

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