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DOJ Settles NYC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Justice Department Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against New York City Transit Authority The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) to resolve allegations that the NYCTA is engaged in a […]

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 […]

Actionable hostile work environment can be based upon a single action.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held that it is up to a jury to determine whether, in fact, a single instance of uninvited intimate physical contact may be sufficient to support a claim of hostile work environment. Berry v. Chicago Transit Authority, 7th Cir., No. 07-2288, August 23, 2010. Cynthia Berry was […]

Seeking definitions for diversity in the workplace; this one looks good

What is diversity in the workplace? I’ve been searching for definitions — and there are many. Recently I ran into this one from Cornell University and I thought it was quite good. What do you think? Workplace diversity is a people issue, focused on the differences and similarities that people bring to an organization. It […]