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After being Called Slaves, Haitian Workers Win $2.5 Million Settlement

On July 27, 2018, the SLS South Beach hotel on Miami Beach, Florida agreed to a $2.5 million settlement with 17 of its former Haitian employees. These employees worked at the hotel’s restaurants, including Hyde Beach, The Bazaar by Jose Andrés, and Katsuya. Back in 2014, the employees accused the hotel of firing Haitians for… Read more »

Starbucks Serves Up Disability Discrimination

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The world’s favorite… or at least the most popular coffee chain, Starbucks is back in the news for discriminating against its customers. Apparently, even after closing all of its U.S. stores on May 29, 2018, for racial bias training, after one of their employees in April called the police on two black men who… Read more »

Miami Judge Uses Racial Slur to Describe Defendant Then Blames New York Childhood

  MIAMI, FLORIDA  — Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Stephen Millan who grew up in New York is under fire for using the word “moolie” to describe a black defendant and for other racially insensitive comments while in chambers.   The first instance of misconduct involved Judge Millan on a break with attorneys in his chamber, where… Read more »

What Are My Rights During the Application Process?

  No Discrimination in Hiring Process It does not matter if you are a hired as an employee yet or if you are a fully hired employee, you have the right to be free from employment discrimination. During the job application process, federal and state anti-discrimination laws protect applicants—like you— from discrimination.   In particular,… Read more »

Discrimination at the Employment Agencies

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  The job market is tough these days! Thus, it is not uncommon for individuals struggling in the job market to seek out employment agencies or temporary work for help. As such, it is no surprise that there has been a boom in applications with employment agencies in recent years. Although these unique companies that… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office receives Strike 3 for Sexual Harassment

Third Female Employee Addresses Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination. Jackson County, MO – An administrative assistant allegedly affected by workplace sexual harassment filed a discrimination complaint against the Jackson County sheriff’s office. Approximately a year after Jackson County sheriff’s office settled a sexual harassment complaint with one of their former employees, Christine L. Lynde, the… Read more »

Talk of Setting iPhones back to 1970 Made Me Think of This

IOS users who set their devices back to May 1970 or earlier ended up getting up a surprise when their iPhones, iPads, and iPods immediately stopped working. Apple has acknowledged there is a problem and they posted this announcement on their Apple Support website: “Manually changing the date to May 1970 or earlier can prevent… Read more »