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

In-N-Out Burger sued for race discrimination in hiring

A class action lawsuit was filed in California alleging that the popular In-N-Out burger chain discriminates against people of color. The lawsuit claims that certain individuals are being discriminated against by their age, race and or color. The action was brought by two African American men over the age of 40. The complaint states that one applied for a job in Oakland California in June. In August he was told he didn’t get the job. […]
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 […]
October 2, 2012

Vito Lopez’s Sexual harassment allegations

Democratic Assemblyman, Vito Lopez, has been given more public attention after he was accused of being a sexual predator who sexually harassed female staffers in his legislative offices as well as other places. As a result, Lopez has been removed as the Assembly’s Housing Committee chairman. Additionally, his staff size has been reduced and he has been barred him from employing interns or anyone under the age of 21. He was also denied seniority benefits. […]
October 2, 2012

Teen with Down Syndrome not allowed on American Airlines flight

The Vanderhorst family is charging that they denied access onto a plane going cross-county, on an American Airlines flight from Newark to Los Angeles, because their son, Bede who is 16 yeaars old, has Down syndrome. They are claiming that the airline didn’t want a person with Down syndrome in first class. They boy was denied access on the place because the airline officials said he posed a “flight risk” as he appeared “agitated” in […]
September 27, 2012

Patty Tipton Company Agrees settles religious discrimination claim

In Kentucky, the Patty Tipton Company, which is a local staffing agency in the state, will settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit alleged that a female applicant, Megan Woodard, who applied for a temporary job at the 2010 World Equestrian Games (WEG) held in Lexington, Kentucky, was not employed by the agency because she would not wear pants on the job, citing to religious reasons. […]