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Lawsuit Alleges ‘Boys’ Club’ at Citigroup Unfair to Women

A former Citigroup Inc. financial adviser on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of running a “boys’ club” that favored men over women, treating her as a “glorified secretary,” and firing her in retaliation for whistleblowing activity. Erin Daly …

Oklahoma Company to Pay $50K to Settle Race Discrimination Charges

An Oklahoma-based automobile detailing business, OnSite Solutions LLC, will pay $50,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced. EEOC charged that OnSite Solutions and two other entities were liable …

Chicago Company to Pay $750K Resolve Federal Discrimination Charges

Contract logistics services provider, Schenker Inc., has agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve several charges of discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the agency announced. …

Ex-Wife of Former Pitchman Jared Fogle Sues Subway

The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle filed a lawsuit in Indiana against the restaurant chain for damages, saying the company received at least three reports indicating his sexual interest in children but failed to take proper action and …

Red Wings Arena Contractors Fined for Lack of Detroit Workers

Detroit officials say an estimated half-million dollars in fines have been levied on contractors working on the new Red Wings arena because the companies haven’t hired enough Detroit residents. Little Caesars Arena’s developer, Olympia Development of Michigan, is required to …

Lawsuit Alleges Yahoo Discriminated Against Men in Employment

A Yahoo Inc. media executive fired from the internet company last year has filed a lawsuit claiming a job review process implemented by Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was used to cut men from executive ranks and lay them off illegally, …

Arkansas-Based Tyson Foods to Pay $1.6M to Settle Hiring Charges

Tyson Foods Inc., will pay $1.6 million to settle federal allegations of hiring discrimination at six plants in Arkansas, New Mexico and Texas. Tyson and the U.S. Labor Department announced the deal on Oct. 4. The agency alleged the Springdale, …

Fox News’ Ailes Says Anchor’s Harassment Suit Against Him Belongs in Arbitration

Lawyers for Fox News chairman Roger Ailes on Friday asked a judge to halt anchor Gretchen Carlson’s “shameless publicity campaign” against her former boss, and send her sexual harassment lawsuit against him to arbitration in accordance with her employment contract. …

Austin Area Amusement Park to Pay $20K to Settle Disability Discrimination Suit

Austin’s FEC LLC and Austin Entertainment Center, LP d/b/a Austin’s Park N Pizza, a Pflugerville, Texas-based amusement park, has agreed to pay $20,000 and improve its workplace practices to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment …

Lawsuit Alleges Baylor Fostered ‘Hunting Ground’ for Sexual Assault

A federal lawsuit filed against Waco, Texas-based Baylor University accuses the nation’s largest Baptist school of creating a “hunting ground for sexual predators.” The lawsuit, brought by a former Baylor student, is the third in recent months to claim the …