February 22, 2018

Sexual Harassment & Wages In Restaurants | Amy Poehler

Sexual Harassment & the Need for Higher Wages in Restaurants Addressed by Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation Star...
October 11, 2012

Medical Center in California will pay after National Origin Discrimination lawsuit

In California, the Delano Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is an acute care hospital in California, which has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) because about 70 Filipino-American hospital workers, mainly nursing staff, were harassed and discriminated against since 2006. As a result, the hospital will pay $975,000 to settle the lawsuit, as well as the development of strong protocols for handling harassment and discrimination, […]
October 11, 2012

King Soopers Supermarket Chain sued for Disability Discrimination

In Colorado, a supermarket chain known as King Soopers, Inc., has been sued for disability discrimination because it refused to accommodate long time employee when she attempted to use her medical leave to manage her disability with a bipolar disorder. Then the supermarket chain unlawfully fired the receptionist because of her condition. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought the lawsuit on behalf of the former employee. See: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-18-12a.cfm Disability discrimination is against the […]
October 8, 2012

Teenager with Down syndrome not allowed to board American Airlines flight

The parents of a teenager with Down syndrome claim they were kept off an American Airlines flight because the pilot did not want a disabled child in first class. Robert Vanderhorst, his wife and their 16-year-old son Bede were set to fly on American Airlines from Newark, New Jersey to Los Angeles. The carrier claims the decision was made for safety reasons, as the boy was agitated and running around the gate area before boarding, […]
August 6, 2012

Attorney Len Leeds: Wife of Missing L.I. Man Seeks Order of Protection

CARLE PLACE Lenard Leeds, the lawyer for Evana Roth, whose jobless husband was reported missing after going for a swim at Long Island’s Jones Beach — only to turn up days later speeding down a South Carolina highway, says he will go to court today to seek an order of protection for his client. “Our goal is really to get her protection, make sure that she’s not in any imminent danger,” Leeds, a partner in […]
August 6, 2012

Poll finds Bias against Mormon presidential candidates remain the same as in 1967

A recent Gallup poll shows that bias against a Mormon presidential candidate has not changed in the past 45 years.  Currently, about 18% of Americans believe they would not vote for a qualified candidate who is Mormon.  This poll present a possible challenge for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.  The survey also discovered that found that 4 out of every 10 Americans do not know that Romney is Mormon. Further still the poll revealed that this […]
June 12, 2012

Justices to Hear Arizona's Appeal Over Controversial Immigration Law

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the political fight over Arizona’s immigration law. Arizona’s law has met strong opposition from the Obama administration. At issue is whether states have any authority to step in to enforce immigration matters or whether that is the exclusive role of the federal government.  This is referred to as the constitutional question “pre-emption.”  The Obama administration sued Arizona after it passed a controversial law that sought […]