I talk lots about illegal discrimination, but there are many forms of employment discrimination that are perfectly legal. Here are some of the types of discrimination that may be legal if they happen to you: 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 »
While American troops are overseas, fighting for their country, many people back home have "Support Our Troops" bumper stickers, hang yellow ribbons, and pray for their safe return. But once veterans return stateside, many find their employers aren't jumping up and down to have them come back to work. Veterans... 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 »
WASHINGTON (AP) - It started with allegations of hangman's nooses, graffiti and racist comments targeting a handful of black workers at a trucking company warehouse in Chicago Ridge, Ill.
Four years later, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had turned the case into a major class action lawsuit... Read More »
A former Disneyland employee who says she was forbidden to wear a Muslim head scarf at work has filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co. for discrimination.
The federal suit was filed Monday in Los Angeles on behalf of Imane Boudlal, who began working as a hostess at a Disneyland Resort cafe in 2008, but... Read More »
In today's workplace, it's simply not acceptable to openly mistreat co-workers or customers because of their skin color. That's led some to devise subtle, inventive methods to discriminate, if you believe some workers' allegations -- as in the case of Laurice Rahme, owner of the fashionable Bond No. 9 perfume... Read More »
There's been no shortage of government workers alleged to have engaged in bad behavior in recent years. The revelation last spring that the General Services Administration blew nearly $800,000 on an extravagant conference for its staff in Las Vegas is just one such example.
But allegations that the nation's... Read More »
Ironically, it's easier to find a job when you already have a job. Unemployed job seekers are subject to a "damaged goods" bias; some employers assume a great candidate would already have a job. A new study, which will be presented at next month's Academy of Management's annual meeting, suggests there is... Read More »
A recent article in Newsweek discussed the continuing pay gap between men and women, and suggested some reasons why women still make less than their male colleagues. Another recent story discussed how female doctors are paid less than male doctors. I'm not going to argue here whether or not the pay gap is... Read More »
If the uniform doesn't fit, must you quit? That's a policy that two former cocktail waitresses are challenging, saying in a lawsuit that a Philadelphia-area casino illegally discriminated against them for becoming pregnant.
The women, Alycia Campiglia, 27, and Christina Aicher, 31, both became pregnant in... Read More »
AKRON, Ohio -- The federal government has put its weight behind a discrimination lawsuit filed by female jail guards who said they are effectively being demoted because county officials don't want them watching over male inmates while showering or being strip searched.
The 21 guards at the Summit County jail... 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 »
Seattle – The Forest Service is under fire for alleged discrimination against Latinos due to the use of Border Patrol agents as interpreters and law enforcement in stops involving Latinos on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights within the USDA,... Read More »
Over the last 83 years, Landon School has turned thousands of boys into men. It has schooled them in the fundamentals of Western Civilization, rigorously instructed them in ethics and citizenship, and last year the private preparatory school sent 1 in 6 of its graduates off to the Ivy League.
And this week,... Read More »
Two dozen black pilots alleged in a lawsuit on Tuesday that United Continental Holdings, the parent of United Airlines, passed them over for management promotions because of race.
The world's biggest carrier denied the allegations and said it would fight them in court. Read More »
A local coffee chain, known for its bubbly, attractive female staff in pink shirts, is being investigated by federal officials for possible age and race discrimination, and the chain is complaining that the probe is a "witch hunt."
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been quietly probing... Read More »
The economy is showing signs of life. And that means millions of people who have been stuck in jobs they hate will start looking for work. A 2011 survey indicated that 84 percent of Americans planned to look for a new job when the economy improved. And yet, the reality is that only a small percentage of them... Read More »