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Supreme Court to Weigh If U.S. Job Bias Law Protects Gay, Transgender Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether federal law bars employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, accepting cases that could let the court’s new conservative majority put its imprint on the American workplace. The …

Supreme Court Backs Muslim Woman’s Job Bias Claim Over Head Scarf

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who filed a lawsuit after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for …

Judges Weigh HIV-Positive Man’s Job Bias Claim Against Atlanta Police

A panel of federal judges appeared skeptical Wednesday of the Atlanta police department’s decision to reject a job application from an HIV-infected man. The 40-year-old man sued the city in 2010, claiming he was denied a police officer job solely …

Supreme Court Rules Religious Ministers Not Covered by Job Bias Laws

Religious groups and churches may hire and fire their leaders without being subject to laws against discrimination in employment, the U.S. Supreme Court said this week in a unanimous landmark ruling. For the first time, the Supreme Court recognized a …

Fired Worker Wins Bias Suit Against Mississippi Casino

A former Tunica, Mississippi, casino employee said he was fired from his supervisory job because he is Jewish. A federal jury agreed with him. In U.S. District Court in Greenville, a jury awarded Marc Silverberg $578,000 last week in his …

Judge Signals $32 Million Settlement in Wells Fargo Bias Suit

A federal judge signaled that she would approve a settlement calling for Wells Fargo & Co. to pay $32 million to about 1,200 female brokers who claimed they were paid less than men and denied promotions because of their gender. …

Supreme Court Justices Question Major Class Action Against Wal-Mart

Supreme Court justices sharply questioned Tuesday whether more than a million female employees can join together against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in the largest class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit in history. The justices seemed sympathetic to Wal-Mart in considering whether a small group …