November 29, 2012

Big Lots pays $155,000 to settle sex harassment case

The Big Lots closeout chain has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit involving its Fort Smith, Ark., store for $155,000. The company will pay $155,000 to four claimants and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC. The EEOC’s lawsuit charged that the male store manager of the Fort Smith store subjected female employees to sexual harassment, including sexually offensive comments and requests for sexual favors.  […]
October 5, 2012

In-N-Out Burger sued for race discrimination in hiring

A class action lawsuit was filed in California alleging that the popular In-N-Out burger chain discriminates against people of color. The lawsuit claims that certain individuals are being discriminated against by their age, race and or color. The action was brought by two African American men over the age of 40. The complaint states that one applied for a job in Oakland California in June. In August he was told he didn’t get the job. […]
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 […]
September 12, 2012

Fire Department has not published who passed the new firefighter exam

The New York City Fire Department has delayed in publishing the results of the new firefighter exam. As a result, the list of about 1,000 paramedics and EMTs who passed have not been posted. The new test has not been signed off by a federal judge yet. The Fire Department will, however, individually tell candidates the results. Meanwhile, there is shortage of 620 firefighters in the city. The federal Justice Department did not allow the […]
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 10, 2012

Philadelphia swim club discrimination case settled

The Justice Department announced a settlement agreement in a Philadelphia-area racial discrimination case. The case dates back to June 2009. Creative Steps Day Camp of Northeast Philadelphia paid The Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley for pool access for summer campers. Despite having paid for pool access, the Valley Swim Club returned the camp’s money and campers were told not to return to the pool. It was alleged that several campers heard pool members making […]
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 […]