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Judge Won’t Toss Bias Claims Over Louisiana Salon Inspections

A federal judge on has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Louisiana state regulators of racially discriminating against a group of Vietnamese-American nail salon owners. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson’s ruling clears the way for a jury trial next …

Labor Nominee’s California Company Wins Discrimination Trial Delay

Labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, the controversial business leader expected to undergo a U.S. Senate confirmation hearing next week, will be spared an emotionally weighted and concurrent discrimination trial against the restaurant group he heads. A state court in Orange …

Kansas County Agrees to $48K Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit

Commissioners in Kansas’ Shawnee County have agreed to pay a $48,000 settlement to two women who claimed they were wrongfully terminated from their jobs in the prosecutor’s office because of racial and gender discrimination. Although the settlement releases the county, …

Farmers to Pay $225K to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Case in California

Farmers Insurance Exchange will pay $225,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Northern California, the federal agency announced. The suit filed by the EEOC alleges Farmers Insurance Exchange terminated …

Idaho College Agrees to Settle VP’s $650K Lawsuit

The College of Southern Idaho has agreed to pay a former vice president $650,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit. The Times-News reported in a story on Tuesday that the settlement with Edit Szanto was made through the college’s insurer, the …

Islamic Woman Fired from Oregon Nonprofit Sues for $1M

A woman of Islamic faith has filed a $1 million lawsuit against a Portland nonprofit, alleging she was fired because of her religion, national origin and disability of asthma. The lawsuit filed last week by Sharmin Rahman contends she was …

Spanish Teacher at Oregon Community College Files $300K Discrimination Suit

A Spanish language teacher who was fired from Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. has filed a lawsuit against the college alleging ethnic discrimination and retaliation. The Register-Guard reported Maria Gutierrez, of Veneta, filed the suit Monday and is seeking …

New Jersey Shore Town Still Considering Settlement for Gay Ex-Officer

Officials in a Jersey shore town say they need more time to consider a proposed $369,000 settlement with a gay former police officer who filed a discrimination lawsuit. The Press of Atlantic City reports the Cape May City Council was …

University of Colorado Business School Settles Discrimination Suit for $40k

The University of Colorado has paid a former business school staffer $40,000 to settle a federal gender discrimination complaint. The Daily Camera reported that Robin Miglarese, the former associate director of operations in executive education for the Leeds School of …

Lesbian Sues New Jersey Catholic School Claiming Discrimination Over Firing

A woman is suing a Roman Catholic school in New Jersey, alleging the school violated the state’s discrimination law when she was fired because she’s married to a woman. But Christopher Westrick, an attorney for Paramus Catholic High School, its …