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McDonald’s to Require Employee Training to Combat Harassment, Discrimination

McDonald’s Corp said on Wednesday it will require new training and policies to combat harassment, discrimination and violence at its 39,000 restaurants worldwide, calling for safer work places after it faced lawsuits by some female employees. The burger chain said …

Female Firefighters Turn to Courts to Fight Gender Discrimination

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The highest ranking female firefighter in Asheville, North Carolina, says she was repeatedly discriminated against because of her sex and fought to keep her job while battling breast cancer. The first female chief of a municipal …

EEOC Probes Facebook for ‘Systemic’ Racial Bias in Employment Practices: Reuters

A U.S. agency investigating Facebook Inc. for racial bias in hiring and promotions has designated the probe as “systemic,” attorneys for three job applicants and a manager who claim the company discriminated against them told Reuters on Friday. A “systemic” …

Corporate Filings Reveal Pay Gap for Female Executives Narrows But Persists

Even women who make it to the top ranks of U.S. corporations face a persistent pay gap compared with men in leadership roles, a new study of corporate filings found. Among companies in the Russell 3000 index, covering most of …

Texas U.S. Attorney: Luxury Jeweler Pays Serviceman in Discrimination Case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas reported that luxury jeweler Harry Winston has paid a U.S. Army reservist to resolve a claim the company violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) …

Trump EEOC Rule Aims to Slow Workplace Discrimination Lawsuits

The leader of the U.S. workplace anti-discrimination agency is pursuing a policy shift that could slow litigation against companies long after President-Elect Joe Biden takes office. Janet Dhillon, the chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has recently circulated a …

Former Fidelity Investments’ Employee Claims Discriminatory, Hostile Workplace

A former female employee of Fidelity Investments has sued the company for discrimination and a hostile workplace where women were allegedly disparaged and racially insensitive comments were made, according to a lawsuit. Elizabeth Evans, who is described in the lawsuit …

Starbucks Barista Who Declined to Wear Gay Pride T-Shirt Sues Over Firing

A former Starbucks Corp. barista in New Jersey sued the coffee chain on Thursday, claiming she was fired illegally because she did not want to wear a “PRIDE” T-shirt, which she said conflicted with her religious beliefs. Betsy Fresse said …

Employers Facing Wave of Lawsuits by Parents Fired During Pandemic

Parents who’ve lost their jobs during the pandemic are driving a surge of litigation, alleging their employers discriminated against them for taking care of their kids when schools closed. Since March, working parents have filed at least 40 lawsuits accusing …

McDonald’s Black Franchisees File New Discrimination Lawsuit

McDonald’s Corp. was hit on Thursday with a potentially multi-billion-dollar lawsuit by Black franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination for steering them to underperforming stores. The proposed class action led by James and Darrell Byrd, brothers …