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Google Faces Lawsuit Alleging Employment Bias Against Women

Three female former employees of Alphabet Inc.’s Google filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the tech company of discriminating against women in pay and promotions. The proposed class action lawsuit, filed in California state court in San Francisco, comes as …

Transgender Chinese Man Wins Groundbreaking Job Discrimination Lawsuit

A Chinese court has ruled that a transgender man was unjustly dismissed by a former employer, the plaintiff said Thursday [July 27], in the country’s first such discrimination lawsuit. The 29-year-old man, who identifies himself only as “Mr. C” to …

AIG Defends Layoff of London Employee Alleging Pregnancy Discrimination

American International Group Inc. said it was not “unwelcoming to working mothers” as the insurer fought a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former London trader dismissed while on maternity leave. Jennifer Marlow, who until September 2016 was a senior foreign …

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 …

3 Female Chauffeurs Awarded $130K Each in Minnesota Discrimination Case

A federal judge has awarded damages to three Minnesota women who sued after they were dismissed from their chauffeur jobs because a Saudi prince wanted only male drivers. U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen awarded $130,000 each to Gretchen Cooper, Barbara …

U.S. to Update Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to clarify federal contractors’ requirements to prohibit sex discrimination. The recommended changes would revise the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ guidelines to align with laws, court decisions and societal changes since they …

U.S. Employment Discrimination Settlements, Cases Down from Last Year

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says it “fought hard to overcome extraordinary fiscal constraints and operational challenges” during the 2014 fiscal year because of sequestration and the government shutdown. Yet the agency, which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment …

EEOC Challenges Employee Wellness Penalties in Suit Against Honeywell

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Honeywell International Inc. to stop the company from imposing penalties on employees who refuse to undergo testing under its corporate wellness program. The lawsuit is the third case since August filed by …

EEOC Suits Against Employers Allege Transgender Bias

A funeral home and an eye clinic that fired employees who had changed their sex from male to female were sued last week as the U.S. government filed its first-ever federal lawsuits for transgender discrimination. The cases could lay the …

Supreme Court May Get ‘Disparate Impact’ Housing Case

It’s not easy to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding an issue once the justices have agreed to hear a case. But over the past two years, civil rights advocates have managed to do just that by coaxing settlements in …