October 5, 2012

After first date, man tragically dies

In Louisville, Kentucky, a young couple went on their first date when the man, Edward Fey, who was 34 years old, suddenly and tragically died. According to police reports, the couple was riding on a moped. At the same time, a car turned and collided with the moped. The man died in the accident and the woman was taken to the hospital in grave condition. The man leaves behind three children with the youngest child […]
October 5, 2012

AFGE files unfair labor practice against EPA for firing scientists

The American Federation of Government Employees filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Federal Labor Relations Authority claiming the Environmental Protection Agency fired two scientists for trying to organize a union at an EPA lab in Athens, Georgia. The lawsuit claims that EPA lab fired two employees and disciplinary actions against two other employees. The motive behind these actions, the lawsuit claims EPA was trying to “chill employees in the exercise of their rights […]
September 10, 2012

Sharon Osbourne Will Not Return to ‘America’s Got Talent’ Because of Discrimination Claim

Sharon Osbourne has chosen to decline the offer to return as a judge for “America’s Got Talent.” The decision was made after NBC’s handling of a potential casting for her son Jack on the network’s new show, “Stars Earn Stripes.” Osbourne’s 26-year-old son was fired from the program after he revealed his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and that the decision was delivered via email two days prior to his start date. Osbourne then decided to leave […]
September 5, 2012

Gay Marriage is the Democratic Party Platform

The upcoming presidential convention will see a platform by the Democratic Party to discuss gay marriage. This platform will be about supporting marriage equality. The Democratic National Committee hesitated earlier in the year around March to move on a same-sex marriage platform plank as recently as this March, but this mood shifted after President Barack Obama came out in favor of marriage equality. See: Full Article The federal government of the United States does not […]
August 10, 2012

Racial Profiling Allegations in Arizona

In Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was in federal court recently where a group of Latinos sued his department over evidence showing that Arpaio and his deputies racially profiled Hispanics. The group that is suing is not seeking money damages, but want a statement stating that Arpaio’s office racially profiles people. They are also seeking a non-discrimination policy to prevent this type of behavior from happening in the future. The group is claiming that Arpaio’s officers […]
August 8, 2012

Owner of 25 McDonald's Restaurants to Pay $1 Million in EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Missoula Mac, Inc., the owner and franchisee of 25 McDonald’s restaurants, has agreed to pay $1,000,000 to resolve a class sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to the lawsuit, Missoula Mac violated federal civil rights laws at its Reedsburg, Wisconsin, McDonald’s by permitting male employees to create a hostile work environment of sexual harassment against female co-workers. The complaint alleged that, since at least 2006, several male employees subjected […]
August 8, 2012

Howard University Failed to Hire Applicant Due to His Disability

Howard University in the District of Columbia has been charged with violating federal law when it refused to hire an applicant for a security position at its hospital because of his disability, diabetes. The EEOC filed a lawsuit against Howard University, founded in 1862, and a private, historically black university. Howard University Hospital is a division of the University at large and is subject to its employment policies and procedures. According to the lawsuit, Clarence […]