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Union Sues Northwest Louisiana School System Over ‘Heroes’ Stipend

A teachers union has sued a northwest Louisiana school system, saying a $1,000 bonus discriminates against women, older workers and disabled people. The Caddo Parish School Board approved the “Caddo Heroes Stipend Allocation” for full-time employees who were present for …

Judge Dismisses Georgia Lawsuit by Transgender Fire Chief Over Technicality

A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit by a transgender fire chief who led a rural Georgia city’s fire department for more than a decade, then got fired 18 months after first coming to work as a woman. U.S. …

Black North Carolina Firefighters File Discrimination Suit

A group of Black firefighters in North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against their city and their fire chief, alleging that he has not made an effort to prevent racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation within his department. The lawsuit filed …

Judge Approves Settlement in Annapolis Housing Discrimination Lawsuit

A federal judge has approved a consent decree between the Maryland city of Annapolis and dozens of public housing residents. The Capital Gazette reported Tuesday that the decree will mandate that the city pay a $900,000 settlement in a discrimination …

Missouri Officer Told to ‘Tone Down’ Gayness Settles Lawsuit for $10.25M

Missouri’s St. Louis County has agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with a gay police lieutenant who says he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to “tone down” his “gayness.” The agreement with Keith Wildhaber was …

Connecticut City Reaches $625K Settlement in Halfway House Lawsuit

A federal prison halfway house will not be built in Connecticut after a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit reached a $625,000 settlement in an ongoing lawsuit with the city of Norwalk. The city will pay $275,000 of the settlement while the city’s insurance …

Tinder Settles California Discrimination Suit by Daters 28 And up

Tinder agreed to settle an age-discrimination lawsuit by users in California older than 28 who claimed they had to pay more for the dating app’s premium features than younger users. The settlement covers about 230,000 subscribers to Tinder Plus and …

Univ. of North Dakota Sued for Discrimination by Former Women’s Hockey Players

Eleven former University of North Dakota women’s hockey players have filed a discrimination lawsuit seeking to reinstate the program that was cut 15 months ago. The federal complaint filed against the North Dakota University System alleges that the university violated …

California Judge Orders County to Pay $1.4M in Lawyers’ Fees

A judge in central California has ordered Stanislaus County to pay nearly $1.4 million in fees to attorneys of a deputy who sued the Sherriff’s Department for discrimination. The Modesto Bee reports an attorney for the county, John Doering, says …

Utah Family Drops Disability Discrimination Suit Against Boy Scouts

A Utah family who sued the Boy Scouts of America for policies they claimed discriminated against their son with Down syndrome has withdrawn the lawsuit after the organization said it would help the boy earn his Eagle Scout award. The …