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Supreme Court Nixes Religious Bias Claim for Walgreens Denying Saturdays-Off Request

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens, turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the pharmacy chain who asked not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons as a member of the …

Austin Area Amusement Park to Pay $20K to Settle Disability Discrimination Suit

Austin’s FEC LLC and Austin Entertainment Center, LP d/b/a Austin’s Park N Pizza, a Pflugerville, Texas-based amusement park, has agreed to pay $20,000 and improve its workplace practices to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment …

Bipartisan Bill Targets Pregnancy Discrimination in Workplace

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation last Thursday to boost protections for pregnant workers in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that revived discrimination claims by a former United Parcel Service Inc. driver. Federal law currently …

Court Rules Employers Must Reassign Disabled Workers to Vacant Jobs

A federal appeals court has revived an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit against United Airlines Inc., and said U.S. law generally requires employers to reassign disabled workers to vacant jobs for which they are qualified. Friday’s decision by the 7th …

Starbucks Sued for Firing Dwarf from Barista Job

The U.S. government is suing Starbucks, saying the coffee company fired a barista in El Paso, Texas because she is a dwarf. When the employee asked for a stool or small stepladder to perform her job, Starbucks denied the request …