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

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 […]
August 13, 2012

Tripp Palin Gay comment draws criticism

The Palins have re in the spotlight again for outspoken comments. This time Bristol Palin is at the center of the drama where her son was reported as stating a homophobic slur when Bristol and aunt Willow won’t let her son visit the swimming pool. This comment was seen in a released clip from the Lifetime reality series Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp“. Bristol has since blogged about the event stating that Tripp’s word used […]