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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 …

Iowa Gov. Says He Didn’t Know Work Comp Commissioner’s Sexual Orientation

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and top aides have denied discriminating against a gay former state official, saying they weren’t aware of his sexual orientation when the governor asked him to resign and cut his pay. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds …

Austin Police Officers Sue for Discrimination After Reassignments

Some Austin, Texas, police officers are suing the city for what they say was race and age discrimination in job assignments. The Austin American-Statesman reports 18 officers filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The officers say they were forced out of the …

Providence, R.I., Sues Santander Bank, Alleging Mortgage Bias

Banco Santander SA’s U.S. unit was sued by the city of Providence, Rhode Island, over claims it stopped issuing mortgages in minority neighborhoods after the housing bubble burst, the latest in a series of discrimination lawsuits against lenders by U.S. …