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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 …

New York AG Claims Domino’s Pizza Liable for Wage Theft by Franchisees

The New York attorney general’s office on Tuesday sued Domino’s Pizza Inc, claiming it is liable for wage theft by franchisees because the company used a computer system that it knew under-calculated workers’ pay. The lawsuit is the first by …

New York AG Probes Retailers Over Use of On-Call Shifts

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, along with officials from attorneys general offices from seven other states and the District of Columbia, recently sent letters to a number of large retail companies regarding their use of “on-call” shifts. Schneiderman …

After Pay by Gender, Is Pay by Race Next for California Protects?

Just as California businesses begin to implement a law requiring equal pay for workers regardless of their gender, already the toughest of its kind in the nation, a state lawmaker is seeking to expand it to protect employees from racial …

Arkansas Jury Sides with City in Employee Discrimination Suit

A jury has cleared Little Rock, Ark., of claims that city officials discriminated in their salary considerations for a black diversity manager. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the all-white jury determined that the city didn’t base its 2010 decision to …

$5.8M Award Against Tyson Foods in Iowa Pay Dispute Upheld

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for more than 3,000 workers at a Tyson Foods Inc. pork-processing plant in Iowa in a pay dispute with the company. The justices voted 6-2 on to reject new limits Tyson asked them to …

Minnesota Company to Pay over $1M to Resolve Discrimination Lawsuit

A Chanhassen, Minn.-based medical device and equipment manufacturer will pay $1,020,000 and furnish other relief to settle an age and sex discrimination lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced. EEOC said PMT Corporation violated …

OSHA Says Iowa Restaurants Owed Employees $100K in Wages

A U.S. Labor Department initiative has found that a handful of Ames, Iowa, restaurants violated federal labor standards and owed thousands of dollars to workers. Department officials announced that Ames employers owed nearly $100,000 to 158 restaurant and hotel workers …