October 5, 2012

Britney Spears settles with ex-bodyguard who sued her for sexual harassment

Britney Spears has settled a lawsuit with Fernando Flores. Flores filed a lawsuit claiming Spears flashed her genitals to him. Flores stated the pop star would intentionally drop a lighter in his presence, bend over to pick it up and “thereby expose her uncovered genitals.” In addition, Flores stated Spears abused her children. Spears denied all allegations but agreed to settle the two-year battle. The settlement is undisclosed. Full article. Sexual harassment is a form […]
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. […]
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

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; […]