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North Carolina Restores Workers’ Ability to Sue Over Workplace Discrimination

Minor changes to a North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people have been signed by the governor. Legislators left the law mostly intact during their yearly session. They did make a change requested by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory that …

Iowa State, Basketball Coach Sued by Former Star Player for Discrimination

Former Iowa State basketball star Nikki Moody has sued coach Bill Fennelly, the university and the state for racial discrimination and retaliation, saying she was repeatedly called a “thug” and labeled a selfish player despite being the program’s career assists …

North Carolina Gov Pushes for Changes to Controversial Discrimination Law

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday he wants to change a new state law that prevents people from suing over discrimination in state court, but he’s not challenging a measure regarding bathroom access for transgender people. His announcement comes …

University in Utah, Ex-Basketball Players Settle Lawsuit

Two former Dixie State University women’s basketball players who alleged they were the victims of discrimination have settled a federal lawsuit against the Utah school for $100,000. The Spectrum of St. George reported court filings last week indicate plaintiffs Nanea …

Judge: Iowa Must Pay Nearly $1M in DNR Worker’s Disability Suit

The state must pay nearly $1 million after losing a discrimination lawsuit filed by a longtime Iowa Department of Natural Resources employee who said he was fired because he sought disability accommodations for a job injury, according to court documents …

National Federation of the Blind Sued for Alleged Religious Discrimination

The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind and low-vision people in the U.S., violated federal law when it refused to allow an employee to observe his Sabbath and instead terminated him because of his religion, the …

Former Tennessee College Police Chief Files Discrimination Suit

The former Chattanooga State Community College director of police services has filed lawsuit claiming she was discriminated against by one of her former bosses and eventually fired on trumped up charges. The lawsuit says Assistant Vice President of Plant Operations …

Revlon’s Ex-Science Chief Sues Co. Over Safety Issues, Anti-Jewish Bias

A former Revlon Inc chief scientific officer has sued the cosmetics company, claiming he was fired after raising safety concerns that its chief executive did not want to hear and was discriminated against for being Jewish. In a lawsuit filed …

Fired Obese Employees Can Sue for Discrimination: EU Court of Justice

The European Union’s highest court extended discrimination laws to obesity, saying employees in limited situations may be able to sue over firings if their weight hinders or limits them at work. Workers who are so overweight that they can’t do …

Judge Recuses Himself from Discrimination Suit Against Iowa Governor

The judge overseeing a gay former state official’s discrimination lawsuit against Gov. Terry Branstad and several aides is recusing himself. Chief Judge Arthur Gamble says in a court order that he feels a conflict of interest has arisen and he …