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Google Paying $2.6M to Settle California, Washington Discrimination Case

Google will pay $2.6 million to more than 5,500 employees and past job applicants to resolve allegations that the internet giant discriminated against female engineers and Asians in California and Washington state. The settlement announced Monday closes a 4-year-old case …

LA Times Paying $3M to Settle Journalist Discrimination Suit

The Los Angeles Times and Tribune Publishing have agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit that said minority journalists and women were paid less than white reporters. Nearly 240 current and former reporters and editors will benefit from …

Oregon Audit Finds Insufficient Oversight of Harassment Investigations

An Oregon Secretary of State audit has found the Department of Administrative Services does not provide sufficient oversight of investigations into workplace discrimination and harassment throughout state government. The Statesman Journal reports the audit, released Wednesday, also concluded that investigations …

Oregon Gas Station Sued for Allegedly Denying Service

A Black man who said he was prohibited from buying gas by a white gas station attendant in Oregon has filed a $350,000 racial discrimination lawsuit against the station. Dominique DeWeese said in the lawsuit filed Wednesday that he asked …

Port of Seattle Officer Files Race-Based Discrimination Suit

A Black officer with the Port of Seattle police is suing over the Port’s alleged failure to provide records of an investigation into racial discrimination claims he made against superiors including the police chief. Yandle Moss “alleged to his employer …

Lawsuit Accuses Utah State University of Discrimination in Student Expulsion

A lawsuit filed in federal court accuses Utah State University of unlawfully discriminating against and expelling a student with Down syndrome during her first term. Emily Arthur was in the Aggies Elevated program which offers students a mix of career …

Lyft Settles Disabled Discrimination Claims in California

Lyft Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated federal law when some of its drivers refused to give rides to people using folding walkers or collapsible wheelchairs in the Los Angeles area, the U.S. attorney’s office announced. The …

Cisco Systems Agrees to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination in California

Cisco Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $2 million in lost wages and interest to affected employees in San Jose, Calif., and provide at least $2.7 million in pay-equity adjustments to its employees nationwide in the next five years in …

California Jury Awards Ex-One America News Network Employee $290K

An African-American man fired from his TV talk show producer job at One America News Network was not harassed on the basis of racial prejudice, but was fired in part because he lodged his complaint, a California jury found. The …

Grocery Worker in Oregon Called Woman, Daughter Racist Slurs: Suit

A 45-year-old Portland, Ore. woman has filed a lawsuit accusing grocer Fred Meyer of racial discrimination after she said an employee called her racist slurs. Melita Bullitt said in the lawsuit that she was shopping with her daughter at the …