February 17, 2013

Striving for equality is a constant battle!

Striving for equality is a constant battle in America. Despite many laws put into place to prevent discrimination and equality, it seems that there still persists inequality in many instances across the country. In the workplace, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including […]
December 3, 2012

Jail guard in Pittsburgh wins settlement in retaliation case

A black female jail guard in Pittsburgh has settled her federal lawsuit in which she alleged that officials of the Allegheny County jail retaliated against her for winning an earlier discrimination claim. Florence Taylor filed a race and gender discrimination complaint in 2007 alleging she was passed over for promotion to sergeant. An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation substantiated her claim and the county agreed to promote her in 2008 to settle the claim. Taylor […]
October 24, 2012

Recent decision: In re Katie Kickertz v. New York University

A recent court decision in the New York county Supreme Court has found in favor for a former student at NYU’s dentist school who sued the school. The student was dismissed from NYU’s dental college, without the possibility of readmission. The school claimed she violated an ethical code in which she forged a patient treatment record patient forms in order to gain Practice Model Values (PMV) credits necessary in order to graduate. The court found that […]
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 […]
June 11, 2012

Burger King Franchisee Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Kaizen Restaurants, Inc., which operates dozens of Burger King restaurants in Oregon and Washington, has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit charged that Kaizen allowed a supervisor to sexually harass a teen employee. The employee, 17 years of age, worked under these conditions for nearly two years. The employee was relentlessly pursued by her older, married supervisor with unwelcome sexual […]
June 7, 2012

Boy Scout Den Leader Dismissed for Being a Lesbian

An Ohio den leader has been dismissed by her local Boy Scout troop for being a lesbian.  Jennifer Tyrrell has removed her 7-year-old son, Cruz, from participating in the Scouts.  Tyrell is disappointed her son will no longer be a Boy Scout, however, Tyrell will not support an organization that doesn’t support her family.  Tyrrell is now engaged in a campaign with Change.org, a left-leaning political group, to raise awareness of the policy of the […]
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.