Jerry Davis worked at Fox Sports for 15 years, without being promoted once. He now believes that he knows why: He is African-American. Of the roughly 34 people in top management positions at Fox Sports, he says that none are black -- and, as far as he knows, no African-Americans have ever held top leadership... 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 »
Nearly 50 years ago the U.S. passed the Civil Rights Act, outlawing segregation and banning gender and race discrimination, and in so doing, it remade the country forever.
But on the score of creating a more equal and integrated workplace, how has the country actually fared? How much has really changed?
Not... Read More »
About three years ago, Demetrice Hersey started working at a Dollar General store, first as a cashier then as a lead sales associate. Eager for more responsibility, the Mississippi resident applied to become an assistant store manager -- not once but three times.
But Hersey was turned down each time that... Read More »
All Reggie and Amy Pretto wanted was the opportunity to run their own Dunkin' Donuts franchise and be in business for themselves. Instead, the African-American couple claims in a new lawsuit, they were purposely "steered" to less desirable, economically challenged locations, hundreds of miles from their... 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 Dunkin' Donuts franchisee has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the chain, alleging that parent company Dunkin' Brands is biased against "Asian-Indian American women of color," the New York Post reports.
Priti Shetty, a woman of Indian descent who owned two Dunkin' Donuts stores in New Jersey,... Read More »
By David Pitt and Ryan J. Foley
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday that claimed Iowa's state government systemically discriminated against black job applicants by allowing subtle racial bias to creep into virtually every hiring and promotion decision.
District Judge... Read More »
By Sam Hananel
WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department says the ground delivery unit of FedEx Corp. will pay $3 million to settle federal charges of hiring discrimination.
The settlement with the department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs covers wages and back interest to more than 21,000 job... Read More »
There's no shortage of cases in which workers claim they've been discriminated against by a supervisor because of race. But it's unusual for employees to formally complain of racism from a fellow member of a minority.
Yet, that's the scenario that's played out in suburban Seattle, where nine black employees... Read More »
Twelve years ago, Coca-Cola settled a racial discrimination case for more than $156 million, the largest of its kind. The world's leading soft-drink manufacturer also agreed to spend $36 million on pro-diversity changes and to allow a panel of outsiders to revise personnel policy. But it wasn't enough, if the... Read More »
SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) -- Attorneys for Paula Deen said Tuesday that a former worker who claimed she was sexually harassed and subjected to a hostile work environment at a restaurant co-owned by Deen and her brother made false claims after the celebrity chef refused to pay her to keep quiet. Read More »
By Samantha Henry
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Female sales representatives for Quest Diagnostics filed a $100 million federal lawsuit Thursday against the diagnostic testing company, accusing it of gender discrimination.
The suit was brought in U.S. District Court in Newark by sales managers Erin Beery in... Read More »
Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway has been named in a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at one of his auto dealerships in Southern California.
The suit, filed Monday by former sales manager Timothy Sandquist, accuses the general manager of Elway's Manhattan Beach Toyota outlet of racial... Read More »
Six members of the British Metropolitan Police Force are saying assault charges were brought against them because they are white. They have decided to sue Scotland Yard for racial discrimination. Their lawsuit follows another in which they were exonerated on assault charges.
The pair of lawsuits stem from an... Read More »
A Xerox employee, who has held onto a job at Xerox for almost five years while a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit was pending, has finally been awarded $804,214 in compensatory damages in Essex County, N.J. Read More »
Kaplan Higher Education Corp., one of the earnings engines for the Washington Post Company, has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC]. The focus of the lawsuit is their alleged discriminatory hiring practices used against African-Americans. The accusations involve the supposed... Read More »
You may think your boss is bad, but at least he/she didn't try to run over you with a truck, put body fluid in your coffee cup or tell you "No honey, no money" to get you to exchange sexual favors for your paycheck. All these heinous stunts and more can be found on eBoss Watch's list of "America's Worst... Read More »
New York City head of the taxi union Fernando Mateo told drivers to use profiling before picking up a fare. Mateo threw out this rhetorical bomb after Queens driver Trevor Bell had been shot by a rider assumed to be Hispanic. Read More »