April 30, 2013

Adria Richards' Story Shows How Sexual Harassment Endures in Tech Community

Adria Richards, a female working in the male-dominated technology industry, was publicly fired from her job recently. Adria Richards spoke out about sexual harassment after hackers made it clear they didn’t approve of her complaining. Shortly after, SendGrid fired her. It is alleged that an unknown group of people, presumably men, hacked into the SendGrid website following an incident in which Richards called out a man who made what she deemed sexist remarks during a […]
July 9, 2012

Assisted Living Home in Oregon Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

In Portland, Oregon, an assisted living and nursing home named Pioneer Place Assisted Living facility will pay $80,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).   The nursing home will also apologize to Pamila Bourasa, a job applicant with epilepsy, whom they refused to hire for a cook position.   Even though Bourasa had completed a positive interview and discussed a start date she was not hired when […]
June 4, 2012

Call Center Times Bathroom Breaks for Employee

A Norwegian insurance company call center has implemented a new system for its workers that will time their bathroom breaks.
June 4, 2012

Mormons believe they face greater Discrimination than African-Americans

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life shows that Mormons believe their faith has created greater misunderstandings and prejudice over African-Americans, feeling misunderstood and discriminated against.
April 30, 2012

Family Dollar Stores settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $45,000

In Virginia, a Family Dollar store was singled out when the Store Manager groped and then propositioned a female employee for sex. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued the store for sexual harassment and the store has agreed to pay $45,000 to settle the suit.
April 16, 2012

Joseph Maturo, Mayor of East Haven, Connecticut, apologizes for ‘taco’ comment

The mayor of East Haven is under fire after making a racist comment about Latinos after four of the city police officers were charged with using excessive force against undocumented immigrants.
April 16, 2012

NYPD Commissioner's Son Accused of Rape

A Manhattan woman has accused “Good Day New York” co-host Greg Kelly of rape. Greg Kelly, son of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, met the woman at South Street Seaport in October, 2011, for drinks before he sexually assaulted her in the law firm where she worked.