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, […]
June 6, 2011

Suburban Chicago Hilton to Pay $195,000 to Resolve National Origin Harassment Suit

A Federal Judge has entered a $195,000 consent decree to resolve a national origin harassment lawsuit brought by the agency against the Hilton Lisle/Naperville Hotel in Lisle, Ill.  The lawsuit charged that the Hilton Lisle/Naperville violated federal law by subjecting Hispanic employees in the hotel kitchen to offensive comments.  The complaint alleges that the hotel’s executive chef regularly referred to Hispanic employees as “s–cs” and “wetbacks.”  The three-year consent decree resolving the suit, approved by […]
May 16, 2011

Apple Takes Down 'gay cure' App

Apple recently removed a “gay cure” application that has been criticized by many.  The application was created by Exodus International which targeted “homosexual strugglers” and allows users to learn more about Exodus.  The creators maintain that people have a choice to be gay.  However, the app was removed at the Apple Store because Apple believes it violates developer guidelines as being offensive to large groups of people.  See: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/03/23/2011-03-23_apple_pulls_gay_cure_app_exodus_international_after_thousands_sign_changeorg_pet.html Currently, discrimination and harassment based on […]