February 18, 2013

South Loop Club to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Harassment and Retaliation Case

South Loop Club, a Chicago bar and grill will pay $100,000 under a settlement agreement to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The sexual harassment and retaliation case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).    According to the complaint, the South Loop Club fostered a culture where sexual harassment and retaliation against female employees went unchecked.  The Chicago bar quickly agreed to a settlement shortly after the sexual harassment lawsuit was filed.  […]
February 17, 2013

Striving for equality is a constant battle!

Striving for equality is a constant battle in America. Despite many laws put into place to prevent discrimination and equality, it seems that there still persists inequality in many instances across the country. In the workplace, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including […]
October 15, 2012

NYU Told to Grant Dental Degree Denied in 2009

New York University unfairly expelled a dental student for allegedly filing false billing records in a desperate attempt to meet the revenue-generating goal for clinic work set by the school so that she could graduate, a divided state appellate court has ruled. All five members of the Appellate Division, First Department, agreed that NYU had not followed it’s own rules and policies for dismissing students and that the expulsion should be rescinded. Read the Full […]
July 16, 2012

Alejandrina Cabrera Run For City Council Raises English Proficiency Law Debate

The Supreme Court of Arizona has upheld a ruling that denies Alejandrina Cabrera the right to run for San Luis city council.  Cabrera was denied the chance to run because she isn’t fluent in English.  Cabrera was kicked off the ballot because of a 120-year-old Arizona law used to kick her off the ballot.  The law requires all candidates be proficient in English.  After a trial, the court ruled that Cabrera did not meet the […]
July 9, 2012

Two Women in Georgia Fired for Being Pregnant

In Georgia, ABC News has reported that two women planned to sue their employer because they claim they were fired for being pregnant.  Que’ana Morris is one of the women who plans to sue because she claims her boss said she could remain employed only if she “eliminated the situation that’s causing your absence.”  She also secretly recorded a conversation she had with the director of the Emergency Communications Center, in which he was stated […]
July 9, 2012

‘Anti-racist’ protesters arrested for brutally attacking white surpremacists

Five men were charged Monday in connection with a brawl at a suburban Chicago restaurant, where “anti-racist” protesters allegedly walloped on white supremacists gathered for lunch.  The brawl took place Tinley Park at the Ashford House. The 20 white supremacists gathered under the guise of a European heritage organization.  Their presence triggered about 18 people wearing masks and hoodies and carrying bats and batons to rush into the restaurant and wail on the group, police […]
July 9, 2012

Andy Gipson, Mississippi GOP Lawmaker, Cites Bible Passage Calling For Homosexuals’ Deaths

Mississippi state Rep. Andy Gipson, a Republican, weighed in on President Barack Obama’s gay marriage decision last week.  Gipson cited a bible passage that calls for gay men to be “put to death.”  In a May 10th Facebook post, Gipson called homosexuality a “sin,” citing Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:26-28.  On the same thread, he responded to a follower, calling same-sex relationships “unnatural” and suggesting that they will inherently “result in disease.”  Full article. In […]