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Iowa School District Reaches 2nd Settlement Over Officials’ Actions

The Waukee school district in Iowa has reached another settlement with an employee who filed a lawsuit claiming he was forced to resign after reporting improper conduct by the chief operating officer. The Des Moines Register reported the district paid …

Dean at University of Wisconsin Accused of Harassment Resurfaces at 2 Other Schools

A University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point official who handled sexual misconduct complaints and resigned when he was accused of sexually harassing a woman on campus in 2015, went on to hold positions handling similar complaints at two other universities, according to …

Former Uber Engineer Files Suit for Harassment, Retaliation

A former software engineer at Uber Technologies Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the ridesharing service, claiming she was subjected to years of sexual harassment there and subjected to retaliation for complaining about it. The lawsuit by Ingrid Avendano provides …

Women Sue Utah City, Former Chief Over Misconduct Allegations

Five women claimed in a lawsuit that the city of Provo, Utah and former Mayor John Curtis failed to take action to protect them from alleged sexual harassment and assault by the city’s former police chief. The city and mayor …

Nurse in Hawaii Awarded Nearly $4M For Harassment

A Honolulu nurse has been awarded nearly $4 million after an image of a noose was taped to her locker and a racist note was left in her hospital mailbox. A jury on Wednesday awarded former Queen’s Medical Center nurse …

Day Care Worker at Washington Center Charged with Child Molestation

An Auburn, Wash. man has been charged on allegations that he engaged in sexual conduct with two 4-year-old girls at a Renton day care center where he worked. The 21-year-old suspect was charged this week with child molestation and communicating …

Jury Awards Former Southern California Police Dispatcher $315K

A police dispatcher in Southern California who alleges she was fired for reporting an officer accused of raping and sexually assaulting other dispatchers has been awarded more than $315,000. The Sun reported a jury’s verdict was decided in favor of …

Facebook Sued by California Woman Discrimination, Harassment

A former Facebook employee is suing the company on allegations that she was discriminated against, harassed and belittled during her brief employment there. Chia Hong filed the lawsuit this week in a San Francisco Bay Area superior court, the Los …

Black Southern California Firefighter Awarded $1.1M In Bias Suit

Six years after losing in his first trial, a black Los Angeles firefighter was awarded $1.1 million Monday by a jury that found he suffered discrimination during his nearly three-decade career. After 16 days of deliberations and a seven-week trial, …

Black LAPD Officer Wins $1.2M Discrimination Suit

A black Los Angeles police officer was awarded $1.2 million by a Southern California jury Tuesday for his racial discrimination and harassment lawsuit against the city and department. Officer Earl Wright, a 23-year veteran on the force, said the department …