September 24, 2012

Mercy Hospice Sued By EEOC for Disability Bias

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against Trinity Home Health System member Mercy Hospice because of their refusal to provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled nurse, Patricia Barriger. The Mercy Hospice later fired Barriger. Barriger tried to return to work from a medical leave of absence. Instead of providing her with a reasonable accommodation, the company discharged her because, according to the company, she was an inactive employee who was […]
September 17, 2012

Another District Attorney enters into state Assembly Sex Harassment Investigation

The Albany County district attorney has joined a special prosecutor who was appointed to investigate the sexual harassment case going on in the New York Assembly. This occurred because protesters in New York City called for Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign. He has been accused by four female staffers that he sexually harassed each of them. Lopez refused to resign. Under state law, even if the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) finds Lopez […]
September 10, 2012

Puyallup Truck Dealership Sued by EEOC for National Origin and Sexual Harassment

A Puyallup, Wash., used-truck dealership violated federal law when its general manager engaged in ongoing harassment targeting a Filipino American male employee. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against the company. According to the EEOC, the male supervisor aimed demeaning comments at Northwest Motorsport’s Internet marketing manager, Bayani Salcedo, for many month. The harassment included frequent and derogatory observations about Salcedo’s Filipino national origin and purported sexual attributes. Full article. […]
August 20, 2012

“Matrix” Director Reveals Transition to becoming a woman

The director of “The Matrix” is the first famous Hollywood director to publicly reveal himself as transgender person. His new name is now Lana Wachowski which she revealed was done during the filming of her most recent movie “Cloud Atlas”. Lana has been transitioning for years, but is now coming out publicly as a woman with this name. In 2002, Wachowski went through a divorce from wife, Thea Bloom, as reported by People magazine. Read […]
August 6, 2012

Portions of Arizona immigration law Struck down by Supreme Court

The highest court in the United States, the Supreme Court, has struck down key parts of a controversial Arizona immigration law.  The law which was not changed or removed and has been upheld is the portion of the law which requires police officers who stop someone on the road/street to make efforts to identify and verify the person’s immigration status with the government.  The parts of the law which have been struck down and held […]
August 6, 2012

Mayor determined that cab drivers can choose to pick up good looking women

In New York, the mayor has said its ok for cab drivers to pick up what they perceive to be good looking women, not having to worry that they would be charged with promoting prostitution.  Bloomberg has signed a bill which will affect taxi drivers by adding to them a $10,000 fine if they’re convicted for a second offense of “knowingly” transporting someone for sex trafficking.  Drivers criticized the bill who said they feared getting […]
September 23, 2010

Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade Begins Bitter Custody Battle Against Ex-Wife

NBA superstar Dwyane Wade is ensued in a bitter custody battle over his children, after an ugly divorce that finally settled in June, having lasted nearly three years.  The custody trial began in Chicago on September 8, 2010, where the Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade filed suit for sole custody against his ex-wife, his high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn Wade, of their two young sons, ages 8 and 4.  The court appointed attorney for the two […]