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Judge Orders New Trial in Tesla Worker’s Race Bias Lawsuit

A federal judge in California on Monday ordered a new trial on the damages Tesla Inc. owes to a Black former factory worker who accused the company of race discrimination, after he turned down a $15 million award. U.S. District …

Supreme Court Backs Football Coach Fired After Praying on the Field

A divided US Supreme Court ruled in favor of a high school football coach who lost his job for conducting post-game prayers on the 50-yard line in a decision that buttresses religious rights and reduces the authority of public-school officials …

Tesla Worker Rejects $15M Payout in Race Bias Lawsuit

A Black former elevator operator at Tesla Inc’s flagship California assembly plant on Tuesday rejected a $15 million award in his lawsuit alleging racial abuse by coworkers, opening the door for a new trial after a judge slashed a $137 …

Tesla Blocked From Shunting California Sex Harassment Suit into Arbitration

Tesla Inc. must keep defending itself in open court against claims that female employees face “rampant sexual harassment” in its largest California factory, a California judge ruled, spurning the company’s request for closed-door arbitration. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Stephen …

Do Claims Against Musk Raise a Legal Issue for His Companies and Twitter Deal?

A report saying Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk’s company SpaceX paid $250,000 to settle sexual harassment claims by a flight attendant on a private jet comes as he eyes a takeover of Twitter. Below is an overview of some of …

Pimco Sued Over ‘Fraternity’ Culture by Minority Ex-Workers

Pacific Investment Management Co. now has both men and women suing over a “fraternity” culture that allegedly favors White males. Two men, a Black ex-employee and a former contractor who is Asian, claim minority professionals at the money manager are …

California Labor Commissioner Cites Car Wash $800K

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office cited Torrance Car Wash more than $800,000 for wage theft violations affecting 35 workers, including minimum wage, overtime and contract wage violations. An investigation reportedly found that some people worked beyond 80 hours per pay …

Supreme Court Tackles Case About Praying Football Coach

A coach who crosses himself before a game. A math teacher reads the Bible aloud before the bell rings. A coach who hosts an after-school Christian group in their home. Supreme Court justices discussed all those hypothetical scenarios Monday while …

Reducing Inequality, Hiking Minimum Wage Could Boost U.S. Economy: White House

Boosting enforcement of antidiscrimination and antitrust laws, raising the federal minimum wage and higher unionization rates could substantially boost U.S. economic growth, a new report by President Joe Biden’s top economic advisers concludes. The annual Economic Report, prepared by the …

Washington Suit Says Women Discriminated Against in Sheriff’s Department

A detective sergeant is suing the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in Tacoma, Washington, for alleged discrimination and retaliation against women. Det. Sgt. Jessica Whitehead says she was punished for asking to avoid child violence investigations after the death of her …