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New York Lifeguard, fired at 71, wins EEOC Lawsuit

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. — A New York lifeguard who was fired at age 71 has settled an age-discrimination lawsuit for $65,000. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tells Newsday ( ) that Jay Lieberfarb had 50 years of experience as a lifeguard when he failed a Nassau County swimming test in 2009. Lieberfarb lives in Valley […]

Former Employees Settle Race Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit in Arkansas

PRESS RELEASE4-18-12 Little Rock Real Estate Company Settles EEOC Race Discrimination and Retaliation Suit Bankers Asset Management Will Pay $600,000 for Excluding Blacks for Jobs and Punishing Employees for Complaining About Bias LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Bankers Asset Management, Inc., a real estate company in Little Rock, will pay $600,000 to former employees and a […]

Boss Calls Employee the N-word; Another person fired for complaining

Bias cases are hitting in record numbers at EEOC. Here is one out of Michigan — Mark Louks was angered when his boss at Noble Metal Processing in Warren, Michigan used the N-word to refer to a black co-worker. Louks, who is white, complained: to his boss, to his union and to the U.S. Equal […]

DOJ Takes on Tucson Unified School District in Arizona; Civil Rights News

Department of Justice Office of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 1, 2011 Justice Department Settles Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that it has entered into a consent decree with the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) that, if approved by the […]

Good Intentions Aren’t Good Enough — When It Comes to Diversity Management

Former U.S. President George W. Bush hit one nail on the head when he said, “Good intentions aren’t good enough!” Bush’s quote should be considered today by those organizations that strive for racially and ethnically diverse workplaces, but don’t necessarily meet their diversity goals. As popular the topic, and with so much being written about […]

Status of Black US Males in “Crisis” New York Report States

(Buffalo News) The Council of Great City Schools today released a stark report detailing the status of young black males in the United States. “The nation’s young black males are in a state of crisis,” the authors write. “This report is likely to make people angry, and it should. We hope that this is a […]

Diversity Briefings Newsletter: 11/10/2010

Welcome to Diversity Briefings: 11/10/2010 Today’s New Diversity Topics: –President appeals for Muslim-Christian tolerance–Difference Between Men and Women Business Owners?–December Date Set for 2010 Civil Rights Leader Daisy Bates Summit–Justice Department Reaches Settlement with University of South Carolina–Demand For Equal Justice: White Farmers Still Ahead, Says Color of Change Advocate–The Worse Mistake Supervisors Can Make–President […]

Diversity Briefings: 11/03/10

Welcome to Diversity Briefings: 11/03/2010 Volume 1, Issue 10 Group Klopfer Diversity Consulting Welcome back. I hope you are enjoying these diversity stories and links. Please feel free to resend this Diversity newsletter on to friends and colleagues. If you would like to subscribe to receive daily updates, the form for Diversity Briefings is below. Also, […]

Free Online Diversity Workshops Set For August, September; New Info Discrimination Lawsuits

New EEOC data shows that religious discrimination claims have doubled in the past 15 years, and the number of settlements has tripled since 1997. This should not surprise most executives for two reasons, says diversity consultant Susan Klopfer. First, the United States is seeing a broader mix of religious backgrounds as workforces diversify. Second, employees […]