Tag Archives: discrimination

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 »

“I Bet You Have a Big Dick” Forever 21 Manager Said to Employee

A Forever 21 store located in Kings Plaza, NY is in hot water due to an employee saying that he experienced both racial discrimination and sexual harassment from the managers there. Mikael Louis filed suit in the Eastern District of New York Court claiming that he has been the subject of harassment since his onset… Read more »

We Should All Take Lessons: Student Gives Out 900 Flowers for Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means many sweethearts are given a variety of gifts filled with love.  But one student, in particular, took Valentine’s Day a step further. Hayden Godfrey posted on Facebook: “So I did a thing today,” the 17-year-old senior from Utah wrote. “Today I passed out 900 carnations, one to every girl at… Read more »

Gay Man Files Suit Against Brooklyn Hospital Alleging Poor Discriminatory Treatment

A gay man who sought help from Brooklyn Medical Center as he suffered flu symptoms is now suing the hospital for workplace discrimination. Mark Hodson, 34, criticized the hospital claiming that they made fun of him and assumed he was a drug addict that had AIDS. Mr. Hodson says that the hospital ignored him as… Read more »

Former Sportscaster Files Discrimination Suit Against Fox Sports

On Monday, Fox Sports was slammed with a discrimination lawsuit by one of its former employees. Craig James has filed a lawsuit against Fox Sports claiming that the company discriminated against him because of his religion.  More specifically, the company was not in agreement with comments that he made about the LGBT community and gay… Read more »

New York City Attorney Gordon Kaupp Wins $2.5 Million Verdict on Behalf of Client in New York Sexual Harassment Case

After enduring months of sexual harassment on the job, which resulted in sexual assault, former bartender Tatiana Mironova won a $2.5 million verdict against her former boss. Attorney W. Gordon Kaupp, of the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC represented Ms. Mironova in the case. Ms. Mironova, a Russian immigrant, won the award against Chef Pasquale… Read more »