October 11, 2012

Medical Center in California will pay after National Origin Discrimination lawsuit

In California, the Delano Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is an acute care hospital in California, which has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) because about 70 Filipino-American hospital workers, mainly nursing staff, were harassed and discriminated against since 2006. As a result, the hospital will pay $975,000 to settle the lawsuit, as well as the development of strong protocols for handling harassment and discrimination, […]
August 20, 2012

Saudi woman approved to wear headscarf during Olympics judo competition

A controversy over Olympic competitor’s hijab sparked an outpour of complaints across the globe. The International Olympic Committee, International Judo Federation and Saudi officials had agreed that Wojdan Shaherkani, a female Saudi Arabian judo fighter, is allowed towear a headscarf during her matches. Shaherkani had signed an agreement with Saudi Olympics officials that she could compete only if she wears “correct and approved” clothing that “sticks to Islamic principles.” This year is the first time […]