November 29, 2012

ATK pays $100,000 to settle race discrimination case

Alliant Techsystems, Inc., a Minnesota-based aerospace company, will pay $100,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC’s suit, Tyeastia Green applied for a job at the company’s Eden Prairie, Minn., location to provide technical support for ATK executives. Although a recruiter initially told her that she had the job, ATK rejected her and hired a white male instead. The EEOC contended that the […]
October 24, 2012

Recent decision: In re Katie Kickertz v. New York University

A recent court decision in the New York county Supreme Court has found in favor for a former student at NYU’s dentist school who sued the school. The student was dismissed from NYU’s dental college, without the possibility of readmission. The school claimed she violated an ethical code in which she forged a patient treatment record patient forms in order to gain Practice Model Values (PMV) credits necessary in order to graduate. The court found that […]
October 8, 2012

Jury clears top NYPD official and a sergeant of sexual harassment and discrimination charges

A Brooklyn jury cleared a top NYPD official and a sergeant of sexual harassment and discrimination charges. A federal lawsuit was filed by Officer Veronica Schultz, a female cop, claiming that the 103d Precinct’s youth unit was permeated with frat boy antics. The panel of six women and five men reached the verdict after deliberating one day in Brooklyn Federal Court. Ten of the jurors told The Daily News they believed there was some merit […]
August 1, 2012

Albuquerque Bakery & Café Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Jaazrubin, LLC, doing business as Savory Fare Bakery and Café in Albuquerque, has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The EEOC charged that Savory Fare subjected Laura Mitchell to discrimination because of her disability.  Mitchell is hearing impaired and has a minor speech impediment. The EEOC claimed that Mitchell was denied job advancement and job training to a position as a cashier from a dishwasher/busser […]
August 1, 2012

77-year-old woman beaten to death, man high on bath salts to blame

Police have reported that a 77 years old woman was beaten to death by a neighbor.  The neighbor, Robert William, who is 20 years old, went into a rage because he was high on synthetic drugs, including common day bath salts.  It is reported that he hit an elderly neighbor over the head with a shovel and then locked himself in his apartment to hide from police.He hit the woman over the head in reaction […]
August 1, 2012

Detroit Healthcare Center to Pay $35,000 in Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

In Detroit, Michigan, the Whitehall Healthcare Center of Ann Arbor is a skilled nursing and long-term care facility which was sued for religious discrimination. The lawsuit was brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the center will pay $35,000 to settle the suit. The suit alleged that the Health Center refused to accommodate a Jehovah’s Witness employee’s scheduling needs. The employee was employed as a certified nursing assistant and is a practicing Jehovah’s […]
August 1, 2012

Senate Republicans block pay equity bill

Democrats attempted to pass a bill that was designed to ensure that women will not face pay discrimination. The bill was blocked Tuesday by Republicans who complained that the bill was politically inspired and would reward trial lawyers at the expense of employers. The bill, which Democrats said would close loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act, would require employers to prove that differences in pay were related to job performance, not gender; would prevent […]