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February 4, 2008. By Ginger Gillenwater.
Burlington, VT: A Topsham, Vermont man has been awarded a large sum of money in an age discrimination lawsuit in which he claims he was denied a job as a town road foreman because of his age. The man, James "Bucky" Spooner was awarded $241,119 by an Orange County Superior Court jury as a result of his claim.Read [ The Verdict is in: $241,119 Awarded in Age Discrimination Lawsuit ]
January 31, 2008. By Anita Black.
Wilkes-Barre, PA: When Ivan left his job in New York to take a position with General Physics, he found that racial discrimination stood in his way. He said his positive attitude turned to suspicion when the two black people in his group failed to qualify for jobs but the people who were white were all hired.Read [ Man Looks for Job but finds Discrimination Instead ]
December 15, 2007.
Read [ Discrimination: Minneapolis Top Cops Sue City ]
Minneapolis, MN: Five of Minneapolis' top cops have filed a discrimination class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the city of Minneapolis, its police department, and its police chief, Timothy Dolan.
November 28, 2007. By Jaime Jofre.
Read [ Michigan and Palm Beach County Ban Transgender Discrimination ]
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".
October 24, 2007. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Winn-Dixie hit with Age and Race Discrimination Class Actions ]
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.
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.Read [ Dating Discrimination ]
May 15, 2007. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Discrimination: You Don't Have to Take It ]
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.
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.Read [ Harassment: A Form of Discrimination ]
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