October 8, 2012

Jury clears top NYPD official and a sergeant of sexual harassment and discrimination charges

A Brooklyn jury cleared a top NYPD official and a sergeant of sexual harassment and discrimination charges. A federal lawsuit was filed by Officer Veronica Schultz, a female cop, claiming that the 103d Precinct’s youth unit was permeated with frat boy antics. The panel of six women and five men reached the verdict after deliberating one day in Brooklyn Federal Court. Ten of the jurors told The Daily News they believed there was some merit […]
October 5, 2012

After first date, man tragically dies

In Louisville, Kentucky, a young couple went on their first date when the man, Edward Fey, who was 34 years old, suddenly and tragically died. According to police reports, the couple was riding on a moped. At the same time, a car turned and collided with the moped. The man died in the accident and the woman was taken to the hospital in grave condition. The man leaves behind three children with the youngest child […]
October 5, 2012

AFGE files unfair labor practice against EPA for firing scientists

The American Federation of Government Employees filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Federal Labor Relations Authority claiming the Environmental Protection Agency fired two scientists for trying to organize a union at an EPA lab in Athens, Georgia. The lawsuit claims that EPA lab fired two employees and disciplinary actions against two other employees. The motive behind these actions, the lawsuit claims EPA was trying to “chill employees in the exercise of their rights […]
September 27, 2012

Doctoral student sues Columbia University for sexual harassment

A gay Chilean doctoral student, Alberto Leguina Ruzzi, 25 years old, is suing Columbia University. He claims that he was fired from his job after complaining that a supervisor sexually harassed him. He alleges that Dr. Qais Al-Awqati, professor at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons sent him a picture of himself and asked him whether he would date an older man, eight days after he began working at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan. […]
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 26, 2012

Overweight Massachusetts Woman Outraged That She Was Refused Medical Treatment

Ida Davidson, a Massachusetts woman, is outraged after a doctor turned her away because of her weight. Davidson, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, claims that Dr. Helen Carter, a primary care physician at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worchester, refused to treat her because she is clinically obese. Davidson claims the center has adopted a policy after several of her employees were injured while helping overweight patients. It remains unclear what type of injuries her employees […]
September 26, 2012

MKB Construction Settles EEOC Retaliation Discrimination Suit

Phoenix-based MKB Construction settled a retaliation discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). MKB Construction will pay $38,500 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation discrimination. The company was charged with violating federal law by firing an employee for reporting sexual harassment. According to the lawsuit, an employee at an MKB work site in El Paso was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment by a male co-worker. When the […]