October 5, 2012

Britney Spears settles with ex-bodyguard who sued her for sexual harassment

Britney Spears has settled a lawsuit with Fernando Flores. Flores filed a lawsuit claiming Spears flashed her genitals to him. Flores stated the pop star would intentionally drop a lighter in his presence, bend over to pick it up and “thereby expose her uncovered genitals.” In addition, Flores stated Spears abused her children. Spears denied all allegations but agreed to settle the two-year battle. The settlement is undisclosed. Full article. Sexual harassment is a form […]
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 10, 2012

Nebraskan lesbian victim in hate-crime assault

A Nebraskan woman who is 33 years old and lesbian was a victim of a hate crim by three men who broke into her house and tied her up. They then carved anti-gay slurs into her arms and abdomen. Then in a final act, they set her house on fire, but luckily the fire only caused about $200 in damage. Read more In recent years, criminal acts involving violence, intimidation and destruction of property based […]
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 […]