Kristi Rifkin had been working at T-Mobile Call Center in Nashville for four years when she got pregnant with her third child. She says that she loved her job.
"I had a great run," Rifkin, 40, told ABC News. "I was making bonus. T-Mobile was good to me. I never had a problem getting a schedule I wanted. I... Read More »
By Rebecca Baird-Remba
There are 29 states in America where it's totally legal to fire workers just for being gay, but one lawmaker is trying to do something to change that.
Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon is introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban workplace discrimination... Read More »
When it comes to enforcing the nation's labor laws, the agency responsible for investigating charges of discrimination and harassment has no shortage of work. Workers routinely file complaints with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which then investigates them and decides whether to bring suit against... Read More »
By Laura Stampler
Sports media veteran Ray Katz filed a $3 million lawsuit against Omnicom alleging wrongful termination and discrimination, and it's quite the page-turner. It features allegations of fraud, anti-Semitism, taunts regarding sexuality and overall bullying.
"Plaintiff is a 52 year old,... Read More »
By Joe Mandak
PITTSBURGH -- An Ohio franchisee who runs several western Pennsylvania Panera Bread stores has agreed to pay more than $76,000 to settle discrimination claims by current and former black employees.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gary Lancaster on Monday told attorneys for Guy Vines, the black... Read More »
By Curt Anderson
MIAMI -- Darden Restaurants Inc. violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other eateries, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of the workers.
The lawsuit filed in Miami federal court... Read More »
There is one truth every job seeker must understand: Hiring IS discrimination.
With so many potential candidates applying to jobs these days, hiring managers have become very picky. The overwhelming selection forces them to look for ways to screen out applicants and narrow the choices.
Here are 10 things that... Read More »
ALBANY, N.Y. - A year after lawmakers legalized gay marriage, the next civil rights debate taking shape in Albany is discrimination against transgender New Yorkers who say they face it in employment and housing and when they're in public all because they stray from what's accepted as male and female norms in... Read More »
By Julie Feinberg
It's all well and good to want to have it all with a successful career and family life. But most women who want children at some point face a big dilemma: How do you take time off with the new baby without killing your chances for advancement and increased earnings?
Of women who go... Read More »
By Ryan J. Foley
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- After years of litigation, a judge will soon decide whether to grant thousands of black employees and job applicants monetary damages for hiring practices used by every agency of Iowa state government that they say has disadvantaged them for decades. Read More »
There is something strange about the Boston Police Department. The city is about 24 percent black, according to the 2010 census, but of the 51 lieutenants on the force, just two are black men. Of 23 captains, the only black man retired yesterday.
In 2008, dozens of police officers filed a federal lawsuit... Read More »
Members of the Sikh community in the San Francisco Bay area have told U.S. law enforcement officials that they face severe workplace discrimination and hate, and want the federal government to be more vigilant in pursuing such crimes.
Hundreds of Sikhs from the region met Sunday with U.S. Attorney Melinda... Read More »
Competition is tougher than ever in the workplace whether looking for a promotion or re-entering the job market. And if you're carrying an extra 15, or more lbs., you may find yourself faced with weight discrimination. Research from Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity reported that weight... Read More »
By Kaitlin Madden
There's no question that job searching gets harder after the age of 50. Although age discrimination is illegal, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Many employers have pre-conceived notions about older workers. Among the most common: Their salaries are high, their energy is low and they're... Read More »
Our attitudes towards HIV have progressed a lot in the 30 decades since it was first discovered. We know you can't catch it from touching an infected person. We know it's not just a disease for gay men and drug users (today, African Americans are the most at-risk group). But prejudice is a stubborn thing. A... Read More »
Wal-Mart discriminated against female employees in its 451 Texas stores, according to a class action lawsuit filed Friday. Four months ago, the Supreme Court threw out a nationwide class action suit against the world's largest retailer, on the grounds that all of the store's 1.5 million female employees were... Read More »
Around 3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts. As a country, we have become more aware of this condition over the last decade, with some schools declaring themselves peanut-free zones. But according to a new lawsuit, many remain insensitive to people with peanut allergies, and are even outright hostile. Read More »
Practice makes perfect is a mantra many musicians know all too well. And it appears it was the strategy that a violinist in New York was using in his effort to get an age discrimination lawsuit heard before a different judge -- one who isn't quite so old.
But it didn't work. Instead, the lawsuit that Martin... Read More »