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Sunday, February 24, 2013

HIV/AIDS discrimination still occurs in employment, housing and educational institutions

The Unites States Department of Justice Department settled with a school for discrimination against child who has HIV. The United States Department of Justice brought a suit against Milton Hershey School of Hershey, Pa., in 2011. The suit alleged  that the Milton Hershey School  violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by the school’s refusal  to consider a child for enrollment due to the fact that the child has HIV.

The  federal lawsuit was filed in November 2011, Civil Action No.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

EEOC finding of employment race discrimination in nationwide clothing retailer for young women

Some people think that the days of race discrimination in employment are over. This is not true as is evidenced in part by a finding by The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which found blatant race discrimination at a nationwide clothing retailer that is geared for young women. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a statement that the nationwide retailer, Wet Seal, illegally discriminated against a former store manager who is African- American solely because of her race. One of Wet Seal’s  executives visited the King of Prussia, Pa. store and later complained in a memo about too many black employees at the manager’s store in Pennsylvania.


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Monday, December 31, 2012

How 17th century fable of a monkey and a cat is applied in employment discrimination lawsuit against UMDNJ

A Jury verdict for plaintiff was affirmed in employment discrimination lawsuit brought against UMDNJ based on “cat’s paw” liability, an idea conceived from a 17th century fable.

If a  supervisor terminates an employee for discriminatory reasons, the termination is unlawful. The terminated employee has a cause of action based on the supervisor's discriminatory animus.
However an employer's liability for discrimination was expanded in a US Supreme Court case

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

United States Supreme Court to Decide Meaning of Word "Supervisor" in Work Discrimination Cases

The United States Supreme Court will be deciding the meaning of word "supervisor" in the work discrimination context in a case brought against Ball State University, the employer, by employee Maetta Vance, who was a catering assistant and who was the only black employee in the catering department of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. The United States Supreme Court has yet to decide this issue but this matter will be decided by the Court in the case of Vance V.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Administrative Law Judge Files a Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


 

All employers are subject to disability discrimination laws, even government agencies.
 
Ironically, the government agency that is responsible for protecting workers from discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, can itself be sued for discrimination by its own employees. Even Administrative Law Judges can file claims agianst the government agency that employs them if that agency is discriminating against them based on disability, race, and other protected classes.
 
That is exactly what happened when a former employee of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against them alleging that they discriminated against her because of her disability. 
 
The

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

GFI Mortgage Bankers Pay over $3.5 Million to Settle Allegations of Racial Discrimination in Lending Practices


 

Racial discrimination or discrimination based on national origin in business practices, including mortgages, is illegal under numerous state and federal statutes. No prospective home buyer should be discriminated against, denied purchasing the house of their dreams, or be forced to pay a higher cost mortgage because of their race or national origin. Some  businesses still fail to comply with the law.
 
 GFI Mortgage Bankers Inc., a large independent home mortgage firm has agreed to pay over $3.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Passaic County Age Discrimination Plaintiffs Win

Age discrimination in employment is against the law in New Jersey. Long-term employees may not be terminated because of their age.


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