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DOJ Settlement: HIV Discrimination

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 11, 2012 Health Care Providers Settle with Justice Department Over Complaints of HIV Discrimination The Justice Department announced that it has reached two settlements today resolving claims that health care providers refused to serve people with HIV in violation of the Americans with […]

Why in the world would a business owner put up a ‘right to refuse service’ sign?? No diversity here!

Any retailer that posts a sign announcing they “reserve the right to do business with anyone for any reason,” needs to at least recognize that’s a pretty dumb way to attract new customers — I really can’t believe I still see these signs, but I do. What is going through the head of any business […]

Diversity Briefings Newsletter, Nov. 19, 2010

Welcome to Diversity Briefings: 11/19/2010 Volume 1, Issue 19. Published Each Monday – Friday —– —– —– —– Welcome back to Diversity Briefings. I hope you are enjoying each issue of this newsletter. Please feel free to resend this Diversity newsletter on to friends and colleagues. If you would like to subscribe to receive daily […]

Color of Change Org. Asks People to Help Black Farmers Get Due Settlement From U.S.D.A. For more information, contact: Please Cut, Paste and Send the following: Dear friends, For years, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) denied Black farmers loans and other aid easily approved for White farmers. Many Black farming families lost their land and livelihoods as a result. The farmers sued the government for damages and […]

Keep Up With Diversity News: 10/20/2010

Welcome to Diversity Briefings: 10/20/2010 Volume 1, Issue 2Group Klopfer Diversity Consulting Susan Klopfer, editor and publisher Today’s Topics: mental health and disability, effective leaders, ADA & anti-discrimination, citizenship & immigration, “BFOQ,” Credit histories and hiring, mandatory harassment prevention training, EEOC & credit history, Diversity Management Tip of the day —– —– —– —– ***The Justice […]

Lana Lawless: Transgender golfer files LPGA lawsuit

Jennifer WaiteTucson Celebrity Headlines Examiner Lana Lawless became an internet celebrity the minute the words transgender, LPGA and lawsuit came into play, but even more interesting than the Lana Lawless lawsuit is Lana Lawless herself. Born male, Lawless had gender reassignment surgery back in 2005 to become a woman. Now a talented female golfer, Lana […]

Diversity Briefings; Med School Diversity Increase; Hispanic Enrollments Most Pronounced

Medical schools accepting greater diversity of studentsBy Mike Lillis – 10/13/10 01:08 PM ET More and more minority students are entering the nation’s medical schools, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reported Wednesday. The increase was most pronounced among Hispanics, who saw first-year enrollment jump to 1,539 in 2010 — 9 percent above 2009 […]

No Diversity at Autozone? Sikh Employee Fired For Wearing Turban; Sues AutoZone

By Whitney JonesReligion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) AutoZone harassed a Sikh employee for wearing a turban and eventually fired him, according to a lawsuit announced Tuesday (Sept. 28) by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission. The suit said employee Frank Mahoney-Burroughs was treated like any other employee at the store in Everett, Mass., until he converted […]

Discrimination in Any Form is Wrong: Face the Truth Week Sponsored by Asian American Justice Group

From: Asian American Justice Center []Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:03 AMTo: Schrader, Crystal [ICRC]Subject: ERPA Action Alert for week of action It is time to tell your member of congress that discrimination in any form is wrong. As part of the “Face the Truth” week of action, community members are raising their voices to […]

Sexual Harassment, Housing Discrimination, Nets female tenants Award

Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, August 6, 2010 Jury Awards $115,000 to Victims of Housing Discrimination WASHINGTON – A federal jury in Detroit today returned a $115,000 verdict against an Ypsilanti, Mich., man for sexually harassing female tenants in his capacity as a property manager, the Justice Department announced today. The jury […]