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Idaho Woman Sues Red Robin, Alleging Her Firing Was For Opposing Racism

A northern Idaho woman is suing the national restaurant chain Red Robin in federal court because she says she was fired for complaining about racist hiring practices. Stacie Ward of Post Falls filed the whistleblower lawsuit on Tuesday, contending that …

Montana University Professor’s Discrimination Case to Go to Hearing

A state Human Rights Bureau investigator concluded there was reasonable cause to believe Montana State University discriminated against a professor who sought a reduced workload last fall while he was recovering from Bell’s palsy. Exercise physiology professor Dan Heil said …

Idaho College Wants Judge to Reject Student’s $1.5M Vaccine Lawsuit

A Boise State University student is suing school officials in federal court because he contends they discriminated against him by refusing to give him a meningitis vaccine designed for younger adults. Christopher Burdge doesn’t list his age in the lawsuit …

Policewomen in Colorado Claim Fitness Discrimination

A group of 12 Colorado Springs, Colo. female police officers are suing the city for what they say is an unfair fitness test that discriminates against women over the age of 40. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported that the …

Farmers Sued by Female Employee Attorney for Alleged Discrimination

A class-action lawsuit against Farmers Insurance on behalf of female attorney employees was filed on Wednesday in federal court, alleging the insurance giant has discriminatory policies and practices. The suit accuses Los Angeles, Calif.-based Farmers of unlawfully paying its female …

2 Former Women’s Basketball Players Sue Utah College

Two former Dixie State University women’s basketball players are accusing the Utah college of racial, sexual and religious discrimination in a federal lawsuit. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reported the two ex-players accuse former women’s basketball coach Catherria Turner …

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 …