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Epsom fire captian quits after the Town pours salt in old wounds

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Epsom fire captain quits after the Town poured salt in old wounds Chief Mathew Moulton resigned after a board meeting Monday. Chief Moulton cited “mismanagement” in the handling of sexual harassment claims as the main reason for his resignation. The Chief was concerned after several co-workers had made complaints about sexual harassment and sexual assault… Read more »

Can ‘Penis Seats’ on a Train Combat Sexual Harassment?

Mexico City authorities install ‘penis seat’ to fight sexual harassment on Metro trains With sexual harassment at all time highs in Mexico City, the Metro authorities are fighting back in a very odd way, “Penis Seats”. The anatomically correct seats, labelled ‘for men only’, were installed on one of the busiest trains on the Mexico… Read more »

UBER SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS FOR THE RIDE SHARING GIANT

The ride sharing tech giant has been in hot water in 2017. Reaching national attention for their mishandling of ride requests to airports following Trumps Muslim ban, which many taxi companies boycotted in opposition to the Trump regime, the San Francisco based firm has recently received negative attention after a slew of scandals emerged which… Read more »

WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL SETTLES RACIAL DISCRIMINATION SUIT

Since the days of Brown v the Board of Education, school integration has  been a sign of the new era of racial justice in America. Unfortunately, more than sixty years after the momentous decision, racial discrimination still occurs in schools throughout the nation. Most recently, in Tacoma Washington, University Place School District has settled a… Read more »

COURT RULES RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS DON’T GET A HALL PASS FOR DISCRIMINATION

Marry the father of your child, stop living with him or lose your job. These were the options given to Coty Richardson, the former instructor of exercise science at Northwest Christian University. In 2011, Richardson became pregnant with her third child; when Richardson informed her superiors, they went into a frenzy. In an email revealed… Read more »

NEW JERSEY POLICE DEPARTMENT UNDER FIRE FOR GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Police departments are tasked with upholding the laws of the State and Country, however, far too often do police departments themselves ignore antidiscrimination rules, raising concerns about the department and the institution as a whole. Currently, New Jersey’s Ramsey Police Department is facing a discrimination suit alleging the department created a hostile workplace for Diane… Read more »

WASHINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT SETTLES QUARTER MILLION DOLLAR RACE DISCRIMINATION SUIT

WASHINGTON – The old guard, a traditional part of the fire fighter industry, are finding the world changing around them as Fire Departments across the nation become more diverse. Recently, Lynden City Fire Department has settled a suit brought by one of its firefighters for racial discrimination. In the suit,  Damon Winters, a volunteer fire fighter,… Read more »

NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT FACES HEAT AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Our attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC, are no strangers to difficult cases.  Paul Liggieri, Esq., one of our very talented attorneys, is leading the charge against sexual harassment and racial discrimination against the Fire Department of New York. Liggieri has brought a claim against the Department on behalf of his client. The… Read more »

UC BERKLEY PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

WORLD RENOWNED UC BERKELEY PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Berkeley, CA – A tale as old as time, a young graduate assistant enthralled by an older professor, and a professor who uses his position of power to sexually harass his new mentee. Sexual harassment  is  pervasive throughout every profession, and academia is not immune. Recently,… Read more »

COURT SPLIT OVER SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION QUESTION

Discrimination claims based on sexual orientation are a budding area of discrimination law. While many Courts have found ways to backdoor sexual orientation discrimination through the lens of gender discrimination, most  Federal Circuit Courts are still reluctant to explicitly state that sexual orientation discrimination is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of… Read more »