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EEOC Sues California Hospitality Company for Asthma Disability Discrimination

A large Southern California hospitality company is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly violating federal law by denying a reasonable accommodation to an employee with asthma. The EEOC filed the charges in the lawsuit against …

Citing Discrimination, Black Police Officers Sue Little Rock, Arkansas

Four black police officers are suing the city of Little Rock alleging age and racial discrimination, underscoring a growing divide between the city’s police chief and an organization for black officers. The federal lawsuit filed March 12 argued that Lt. …

West Virginia College Ordered to Pay $250K in Discrimination Suit

A judge has entered a $250,000 judgment against West Virginia Wesleyan College in a discrimination lawsuit. The Exponent Telegram reports a circuit judge in Upshur County made the ruling recently in a lawsuit filed by a former employee of the …

Oregon Woman Sues Airbnb Alleging Discrimination

A Clackamas County, Ore. woman has filed a lawsuit against vacation-rental website Airbnb, saying the site facilitates discrimination against black users. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Patricia Harrington has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Airbnb of violating Oregon’s public accommodation laws. …

Judge Won’t Toss Bias Claims Over Louisiana Salon Inspections

A federal judge on has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Louisiana state regulators of racially discriminating against a group of Vietnamese-American nail salon owners. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson’s ruling clears the way for a jury trial next …

Labor Nominee’s California Company Wins Discrimination Trial Delay

Labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, the controversial business leader expected to undergo a U.S. Senate confirmation hearing next week, will be spared an emotionally weighted and concurrent discrimination trial against the restaurant group he heads. A state court in Orange …

Kansas County Agrees to $48K Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit

Commissioners in Kansas’ Shawnee County have agreed to pay a $48,000 settlement to two women who claimed they were wrongfully terminated from their jobs in the prosecutor’s office because of racial and gender discrimination. Although the settlement releases the county, …

Farmers to Pay $225K to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Case in California

Farmers Insurance Exchange will pay $225,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Northern California, the federal agency announced. The suit filed by the EEOC alleges Farmers Insurance Exchange terminated …

Idaho College Agrees to Settle VP’s $650K Lawsuit

The College of Southern Idaho has agreed to pay a former vice president $650,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit. The Times-News reported in a story on Tuesday that the settlement with Edit Szanto was made through the college’s insurer, the …

Islamic Woman Fired from Oregon Nonprofit Sues for $1M

A woman of Islamic faith has filed a $1 million lawsuit against a Portland nonprofit, alleging she was fired because of her religion, national origin and disability of asthma. The lawsuit filed last week by Sharmin Rahman contends she was …