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 12, 2012

Electric Company in Hawaii Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

In Hawaii, the Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO) is going to settle a Disability Discrimination Suit which was brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The company was accused on denying employment to an applicant who has an eye condition that sought to work for the company as a meter reader. The company will now pay $50,000 and other relief to settle the lawsuit. In addition to the monetary relief, the company signed […]
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. […]
September 10, 2012

Philadelphia swim club discrimination case settled

The Justice Department announced a settlement agreement in a Philadelphia-area racial discrimination case. The case dates back to June 2009. Creative Steps Day Camp of Northeast Philadelphia paid The Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley for pool access for summer campers. Despite having paid for pool access, the Valley Swim Club returned the camp’s money and campers were told not to return to the pool. It was alleged that several campers heard pool members making […]
August 24, 2012

Postal Service plans to Default on $5.5 billion bill which could affect current employees

The U.S. Postal Service is expected to default a huge debt owed to the government in the amount of $5.5 billion dollars. The US Postal Service has made it known that it is experiencing financial struggles which may have an effect on thousands of job holders. It is unable to pay toward retiree health benefits. Day-to-day operations will remain in effect as normal but the agency’s debt is rising. Under a law passed by Congress […]
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 9, 2012

Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage raising eyebrows

The fast food company, Chick-fil-A, stands for Christian values in which its 1,600 restaurants nationwide close on Sundays. However, recently the fast food restaurant took a stance on gay marriage when President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press, “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for […]