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Microsoft Internal Findings Say Gender Bias at Washington Tech Giant Rarely Founded

Microsoft Corp.’s investigators concluded that fewer than 1 percent of gender-discrimination complaints made internally were “founded,” according to data unsealed in an ongoing class-action lawsuit. The disclosure covers almost 120 complaints made from 2010 to 2016 by U.S. female employees …

Civil Rights Ruling Protecting Gay Employees Likely Headed to Supreme Court: View

Everyone agrees that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are forbidden from discriminating on the basis of sex. Are they also forbidden from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation? In a momentous decision earlier …

Farmers Insurance Facing Possible Class Action by ‘Hundreds’ of Female Attorneys

An attorney representing a woman suing Farmers Insurance for discriminatory practices was set to file a motion on Thursday seeking class action status in a suit she says could potentially encompass 300 female attorneys. The attorney also added five new …

Suit Charges Wal-Mart with Discrimination Against Gay Employees Over Health Benefits

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was accused of discriminating against gay employees in a lawsuit that pits the biggest U.S. retailer against rights activists just weeks after same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide. In a proposed class-action complaint, Wal-Mart employee Jacqueline Cote says …

Woman Who Lost Silicon Valley Sex Suit Appealing Verdict

A woman at the center of a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against an elite Silicon Valley venture capital firm filed an appeal of a jury verdict against her. Alan Exelrod, an attorney for plaintiff Ellen Pao, filed the two-page notice …

Texas City Hit With Police Sex Discrimination Suit

The Justice Department sued the city of Corpus Christi on Tuesday, alleging the Police Department discriminated in hiring women by using a physical ability test few female applicants have been able to pass. Federal prosecutors say only about one in …

Women Allege Sexual Bias, Harassment at Kentucky’s Maker’s Mark

Five women are suing Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc. in federal court, claiming discrimination and sexual harassment. All of the women have worked on the bottling line, dipping the bottles of bourbon whiskey in red wax. Their suit claims the company …

Small-Town Cafe Banter Becomes Defamation Lawsuit in Texas

Bennie Dale Morris used to be a regular at Frank’s Place — eating meals and drinking coffee several times a day at the smoke-filled cafe — until the restaurant owner’s joking around got a little too personal. In fact, Morris …

Corrections Department Settles Federal Lawsuit

A federal sex-discrimination suit has been settled between the Arizona Department of Corrections and the U.S. Department of Justice. The Arizona Republic reported the department has one month to put in place new polices and three months to launch training …

Major Class Action Sex Discrimination Case Goes Before Supreme Court

The largest class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit ever will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court March 29, pitting Wal-Mart Stores Inc. against female employees who seek billions of dollars. The justices will decide whether the small group of women who began …