October 11, 2012

King Soopers Supermarket Chain sued for Disability Discrimination

In Colorado, a supermarket chain known as King Soopers, Inc., has been sued for disability discrimination because it refused to accommodate long time employee when she attempted to use her medical leave to manage her disability with a bipolar disorder. Then the supermarket chain unlawfully fired the receptionist because of her condition. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought the lawsuit on behalf of the former employee. See: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-18-12a.cfm Disability discrimination is against the […]
October 8, 2012

Teenager with Down syndrome not allowed to board American Airlines flight

The parents of a teenager with Down syndrome claim they were kept off an American Airlines flight because the pilot did not want a disabled child in first class. Robert Vanderhorst, his wife and their 16-year-old son Bede were set to fly on American Airlines from Newark, New Jersey to Los Angeles. The carrier claims the decision was made for safety reasons, as the boy was agitated and running around the gate area before boarding, […]
June 4, 2012

Mormons believe they face greater Discrimination than African-Americans

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life shows that Mormons believe their faith has created greater misunderstandings and prejudice over African-Americans, feeling misunderstood and discriminated against.
March 5, 2012

Amelia Rivera, a Child With Disability, Allegedly Denied Kidney Transplant By Philadelphia Hospital

Parents of three year old Amelia Rivera of Philadelphia are outraged after a Doctor has refused to perform surgery on their young daughter who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.
January 2, 2012

Walgreens Sued By EEOC For Disability Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens for disability discrimination. The drugstore giant Walgreens violated federal law by firing a worker with diabetes instead of accommodating her.
November 3, 2011

Religious Discrimination Claimed Against Veterans Affairs Officials

In Houston, TX, a lawsuit has accused Veterans Affairs officials of religious discrimination. The lawsuit was filed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4, the American Legion Post 586 and the National Memorial Ladies. The lawsuit alleges the Houston National Cemetery for banning religious words such as “God” or “Jesus” and banning prayers at soldiers’ funerals.
September 30, 2011

New United Motors & Manufacturing, Inc. Settles $6 Million Lawsuit

In California, New United Motors & Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), California’s last auto plant, is settling a lawsuit for $6 million, to resolve a class action litigation after employees on medical leave were denied severance benefits. Workers told the EEOC they were physically capable of going to work during the severance period but they were denied.