October 5, 2012

Britney Spears settles with ex-bodyguard who sued her for sexual harassment

Britney Spears has settled a lawsuit with Fernando Flores. Flores filed a lawsuit claiming Spears flashed her genitals to him. Flores stated the pop star would intentionally drop a lighter in his presence, bend over to pick it up and “thereby expose her uncovered genitals.” In addition, Flores stated Spears abused her children. Spears denied all allegations but agreed to settle the two-year battle. The settlement is undisclosed. Full article. Sexual harassment is a form […]
October 2, 2012

Stardock reveals 2010 sexual harassment lawsuit

Stardock Corporation focuses its business on the electronics gaming industry. It has recently made news by revealing that in 2012 a former marketing manager, Alexandra Miseta, had filed a lawsuit against the company CEO, Brad Wardell, for sexual harassment. She claimed that she was exposed to daily comments, innuendos, sexual advances, and inappropriate conduct. In return for this lawsuit, Stardock then sued her for over $1 million dollars claiming that she destroyed marketing materials and […]
September 27, 2012

Lawsuit over religious discrimination in Europe

In the Unites States, religious beliefs are free for people to express. In Europe, recent news has reported that four British Christians claim that they were discriminated against because of their faith. As a result, they have brought their claim to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. The facts show that two workers were forced out of their jobs after visibly wearing crosses. One relate therapist charges that she was fired for […]
September 27, 2012

Doctoral student sues Columbia University for sexual harassment

A gay Chilean doctoral student, Alberto Leguina Ruzzi, 25 years old, is suing Columbia University. He claims that he was fired from his job after complaining that a supervisor sexually harassed him. He alleges that Dr. Qais Al-Awqati, professor at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons sent him a picture of himself and asked him whether he would date an older man, eight days after he began working at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan. […]
September 26, 2012

TSA orders retraining in wake of recent racial profiling in Newark airport

After reports surfaced of racial profiling at airports in Newark, Honolulu and Boston, the Transportation Security Administration is ordering refresher training for behavior detection workers at 161 airports. In addition, the TSA is reviewing training, data collection and other elements of the nationwide program. Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, has directed TSA to take steps to prevent profiling. Those steps include working with Homeland Security’s civil rights consultant to review training programs and curriculum; […]
September 26, 2012

Overweight Massachusetts Woman Outraged That She Was Refused Medical Treatment

Ida Davidson, a Massachusetts woman, is outraged after a doctor turned her away because of her weight. Davidson, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, claims that Dr. Helen Carter, a primary care physician at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worchester, refused to treat her because she is clinically obese. Davidson claims the center has adopted a policy after several of her employees were injured while helping overweight patients. It remains unclear what type of injuries her employees […]
September 26, 2012

MKB Construction Settles EEOC Retaliation Discrimination Suit

Phoenix-based MKB Construction settled a retaliation discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). MKB Construction will pay $38,500 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation discrimination. The company was charged with violating federal law by firing an employee for reporting sexual harassment. According to the lawsuit, an employee at an MKB work site in El Paso was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment by a male co-worker. When the […]