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Next LGBT Legal Battle for Supreme Court Will Be Religious Exemptions: Analysis

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling protecting LGBT rights in the workplace sets the stage for another major legal fight over the scope of religious-rights exemptions to certain federal laws that could dilute the landmark decision’s impact. The justices ruled 6-3 …

Facing Bias Claims, Facebook Will Revamp Its Platform for Housing, Jobs, Credit Ads

Facebook Inc has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and “harmful” practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday. Under the agreement, Facebook will create a new …

Iowa Exhausts Appeals in Lawsuit over Worker Injury; Costs Could Top $1M

Iowa has exhausted its challenges to a lawsuit filed by a former state employee who said an agency fired him because of a work injury, and the costs to the state could top $1 million. The Iowa Supreme Court on …

Trump Appointees Expected to Reorient Equal Employment Commission

The federal agency tasked with combating workplace discrimination is about to get a Republican majority for the first time in a decade, inspiring relief among employers and anxiety among workers’ rights advocates. President Donald Trump’s picks for the Equal Employment …

What Are Chances a U.S Business Will Face an Employee Lawsuit?

U.S.-based small and medium sized businesses face an almost 12 percent chance that they it will be hit with an employment claim, with their chances much higher in certain states. A new study of employee charge trends by specialty insurer …

EEOC Suits Against Employers Allege Transgender Bias

A funeral home and an eye clinic that fired employees who had changed their sex from male to female were sued last week as the U.S. government filed its first-ever federal lawsuits for transgender discrimination. The cases could lay the …

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 …

Feds Sue Texas Firm for Firing 600-Pound Employee

The federal government has filed suit against BAE Systems alleging the company has violated disability laws by firing a morbidly obese employee at its Houston-area plant. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuit says the Virginia-based firm that makes military vehicles …

U.S. Bias Suit Against Bayer Widens

Bayer AG has been hit with a wider U.S. lawsuit, accusing Germany’s largest drugmaker of discriminating against women in pay, promotions and pregnancy leave and fostering a hostile work environment. As it did when the case was first filed on …

Wal-Mart Facing Job Bias Suit from Fired Cuban Warehouse Workers

Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. warehouse workers of Cuban origin may pursue a lawsuit accusing the world’s largest retailer of discrimination, and of firing them when they complained about their treatment. Monday’s ruling by a federal judge in Chicago came as …