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Oklahoma Ridesharing Bill Passes Senate Without Discrimination Protections

A bill that sets up a regulatory framework in Oklahoma for ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft passed the state Senate, but not before a provision protecting gay and transgender passengers from discrimination was removed. The version of the …

Officers in California Awarded $4M For Post-Shooting Discrimination

A jury has awarded a total of $4 million to two Los Angeles, Calif. police officers who sued the department alleging discrimination and retaliation after the shooting of an unarmed autistic man five years ago. The jury awarded $1.9 million …

Facebook Sued by California Woman Discrimination, Harassment

A former Facebook employee is suing the company on allegations that she was discriminated against, harassed and belittled during her brief employment there. Chia Hong filed the lawsuit this week in a San Francisco Bay Area superior court, the Los …

Judge In California Gender Bias Case Oks Punitive Damages

A judge in a high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit will allow a former partner at venture firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers to seek punitive damages, adding to the potential pricetag for the firm if it loses the case. In his …

Female Senior Partner: No Discrimination at California Investment Firm

One of the most powerful women in venture capital and a well-respected tech investor says she never saw or experienced gender discrimination at the California firm at the center of a $16 million gender bias lawsuit. Mary Meeker is one …

Woman in California Suit Misrepresented Firing, Says Attorney

The woman suing a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm for alleged gender discrimination accepted a generous severance package that gave her a salary, access to her company email and kept her biography on the company website. Yet she immediately …

Woman in California Discrimination Suit to be Questioned by Jury

Jurors will have an opportunity to pose their own questions today to the ex-partner who filed a sexual discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which could reveal their impressions in the third week of trial. Ellen Pao has …

Gaylord, Sibley County in Minnesota Settle Racial Profiling Lawsuit

Officials in the south-central Minnesota city of Gaylord have agreed to pay tens of thousands of dollars to a Mexican immigrant to settle a federal lawsuit that alleged racial profiling. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that Gaylord and Sibley County …

Nearly $15M Awarded by Colorado Jury in Racial Discrimination Case

A federal jury has awarded nearly $15 million to 11 Denver, Colo.-area warehouse workers who accused a trucking company of segregating workers by race, calling black people “stupid Africans” and punishing those who complained. Attorney Lynn Feiger, who was among …

Ex-Partner Defeats California’s Firm’s Bid for Personnel Records

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, facing gender-bias claims by ex-partner Ellen Pao, may not get access to her performance reviews, complaints about her and other personnel records it sought from her other employers in a case that has focused attention …