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

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. […]
September 27, 2012

Lawsuit over religious discrimination in Europe

In the Unites States, religious beliefs are free for people to express. In Europe, recent news has reported that four British Christians claim that they were discriminated against because of their faith. As a result, they have brought their claim to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. The facts show that two workers were forced out of their jobs after visibly wearing crosses. One relate therapist charges that she was fired for […]
September 27, 2012

Electronics Store settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

In Seattle, Washington, Fry’s Electronics company will pay $2.3 million to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In addition, it will implement preventative measures. The lawsuit claimed that the company harassed a young salesperson and fired a supervisor for standing up for her. The facts of the case showed that assistant manager harassed 20 year old sales associate, America Rios, at one of its retailer […]
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 27, 2012

$2.75 Million from WRS Compass for Victims of Race Harassment at Clean-Up Site

A Tampa-based environmental clean-up company has agreed to pay $2.75 million to resolve a race discrimination case brought the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit charged that WRS Environment and Infrastructure, Inc. (d/b/a WRS Compass) subjected seven black workers at its Lake Calumet, Illinois, site to a racially hostile work environment. When two of the black workers complained about this campaign of harassment, they were laid off. The monetary relief will compensate eleven […]