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Michigan and Palm Beach County Ban Transgender Discrimination

November 28, 2007. By Jaime Jofre.
Lansing, MI Michigan's Governor, Jennifer M. Granholm, recently issued an order that bars discrimination against state workers based on their "gender identity or expression". The resolution states, "State employment practices and procedures that encourage nondiscriminatory and equal employment practices provide desirable models for the private sector and local governments".
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Winn-Dixie hit with Age and Race Discrimination Class Actions

Winn-Dixie hit with Age and Race Discrimination Class Actions October 24, 2007. By Jane Mundy.
Melbourne, FL The Florida Commission on Human Relations found "reasonable cause" to believe that a former employee of Winn-Dixie, the giant supermarket chain based in Jacksonville, was the victim of age and racial discrimination. As a result, Melbourne lawyer Maurice Acardier is just now filing two class action lawsuits in the 18th judicial circuit against Winn-Dixie. One suit alleges age discrimination and the other alleges race discrimination.
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Dating Discrimination

Dating Discrimination July 23, 2007. By Jane Mundy.
Have you been discriminated against by a dating service? It's happened in Canada and the US. In the US, a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against eharmony.com alleges gays and lesbians were refused service and thereby discriminated against.
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Discrimination: You Don't Have to Take It

May 15, 2007. By Gordon Gibb.
Savannah, MO He stood at the dais and said those magic words: "I Have a Dream..." The late Martin Luther King Jr, felled in a hail of gunfire almost forty years ago, was setting the stage for his vision of equality amongst all races and all peoples: whites, African-American, Hispanic. Age. Gender. An end to discrimination.
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Harassment: A Form of Discrimination

May 14, 2007. By Jane Mundy.
Harassment is a form of discrimination. It is defined as any form of unsolicited, deliberately offensive behavior that has been requested to be stopped. This behavior can be physically violent or psychologically damaging. If someone says or does something to make you feel uncomfortable, or if you are put at risk in any way, that constitutes harassment.
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