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Discrimination Against Foreign Accents: A Growing Problem

Discrimination Against Foreign Accents: A Growing Problem

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah truck driver alleges that FedEx fired him because of his Russian accent, even though he offered to appear before corporate higher-ups to demonstrate his English-speaking abilities. Ismail Aliyev has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Memphis, Tenn.-based shipping... Read More »

Domestic Workers Suffer Dismal Pay And Abuse, National Study Finds

Domestic Workers Suffer Dismal Pay And Abuse, National Study Finds

Federal agents descended on a sprawling 34-bedroom New York mansion in May 2011. They found an Indian immigrant woman there who told them that for 5½ years she had been caring for the children of the manor for 17 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year -- at 85 cents an hour. At night she slept... Read More »

8 Ways Employers Can Discriminate Against Workers -- Legally

8 Ways Employers Can Discriminate Against Workers -- Legally

Tthere are many forms of employment discrimination that are perfectly legal but may also have an illegal effect. Read More »

Feds Cut Way Back On Probes Of Worker Harassment, Discrimination Cases

Feds Cut Way Back On Probes Of Worker Harassment, Discrimination Cases

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 »

7 Signs Of Discrimination Against Veterans At Work

7 Signs Of Discrimination Against Veterans At Work

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 »

Panera Franchisee To Pay Up to 300 Black Workers To Settle Discrimination Suit

Panera Franchisee To Pay Up to 300 Black Workers To Settle Discrimination Suit

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 »

Arizona Judge Jacqueline Hatch Apologizes For Chiding Sex Abuse Victim

Arizona Judge Jacqueline Hatch Apologizes For Chiding Sex Abuse Victim

An Arizona judge, who when sentencing a man for groping a woman, also told the victim that if she hadn't been in the bar that night, she wouldn't have been groped at all. Read More »

Government Cracking Down On Workplace Racism

Government Cracking Down On Workplace Racism

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 »

Ex-Worker, Imane Boudlal, Sues Disney For Not Letting Her Wear Muslim Head Scarf

Ex-Worker, Imane Boudlal, Sues Disney For Not Letting Her Wear Muslim Head Scarf

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 »

Perfume Retailer Laurice Rahme Hit With $3 Million Race Bias Lawsuit

Perfume Retailer Laurice Rahme Hit With $3 Million Race Bias Lawsuit

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 »

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Ran Agency Like A Female 'Frat House,' Suit Charges

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Ran Agency Like A Female 'Frat House,' Suit Charges

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 »

Discrimination Against The Unemployed Is Common, But You Can Fight It

Discrimination Against The Unemployed Is Common, But You Can Fight It

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 »

How Do I Prove I'm Paid Less Than My Male Co-Workers?

How Do I Prove I'm Paid Less Than My Male Co-Workers?

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 »

Former Casino Waitresses Sue, Claiming They Were Fired For Getting Pregnant

Former Casino Waitresses Sue, Claiming They Were Fired For Getting Pregnant

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 »

Told You're 'Over-Qualified'? 5 Words To Change The Employer's Mind

Told You're 'Over-Qualified'? 5 Words To Change The Employer's Mind

It's hard to believe you can be discriminated against for your experience, but it happens all the time. Here are two reasons why... Read More »

Ohio Jail Fights Women Guards' Discrimination Suit

Ohio Jail Fights Women Guards' Discrimination Suit

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 »

10 Things Employers Discriminate Against -- But Don't Tell You

10 Things Employers Discriminate Against -- But Don't Tell You

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 »

U.S. Forest Service Accused Of Discrimination Against Latinos

U.S. Forest Service Accused Of Discrimination Against Latinos

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 »

Elite Private School Accused of Racial Epithets, Bullying Of Hispanic Workers

Elite Private School Accused of Racial Epithets, Bullying Of Hispanic Workers

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 »

United Airlines Pilots File Racial Discrimination Suit

United Airlines Pilots File Racial Discrimination Suit

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 »

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