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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 …

Black Guest at Oregon Hotel Sues Over ‘No Party’ Promise

An African American woman who says she was required to sign a ”no party policy” when she checked into her Portland, Ore. hotel filed a $300,000 lawsuit this week against the Marriott chain, claiming it singled her out because of …

Judge Overturns $15M Award to Ex-LA Times Columnist

A judge has overturned a jury’s award of nearly $15.5 million to a former sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times who said he was forced out of his job because of age and health discrimination. Superior Court Judge William …

Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Florist in Gay Wedding Case

A florist who refused to provide floral arrangements for the wedding of a same-sex couple violated the state’s consumer protection and anti-discrimination laws, Washington’s Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling issued Thursday came nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme …

Uber Said to be Facing Probe into Alleged Gender Discrimination

Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person …

Pacific Bell Settles California Disability Discrimination Lawsuit With EEOC

Pacific Bell Telephone Co., formerly known as AT&T Pacific Bell, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced today. According to the EEOC’s …

Several Lawsuits Allege Racial Profiling in Oregon Businesses

Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were “shopping while black.” A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses …