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Walmart Sued After Firing Employee With Down Syndrome

And allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act

(Newser) - The US Equal Employment Opportunities Commission is suing Walmart for allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act after the company fired an employee with Down syndrome, the Mighty reports. Marlo Spaeth had worked at a Walmart in Milwaukee for 15 years. According to the EEOC , she was a good employee... More »

US Sues BMW, Says Criminal Checks Were Discriminating

70 black workers after background probes

(Newser) - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against BMW for using criminal background checks to screen out employees—a practice, it says, which put 70 black employees out of a job, the Washington Post reports. The background, as per an EEOC press release : A BMW plant in South... More »

Ex-Idol Hopefuls to Feds: Show Is Racist

Contestants seek equal-opportunity investigation: lawyer

(Newser) - Nine former American Idol contestants say race was a factor in their exits from the show—and they're asking federal officials to investigate. Hopefuls ranging from the second season's Corey Clark to the ninth season's Chris Golightly are involved in the request. They say the show highlighted... More »

Feds Sue Fox News in Age, Sex Bias Case

Reporter says Fox retaliated after she complained of discrimination

(Newser) - A reporter who complained about age and sex discrimination at Fox News was punished for doing so, according to a suit filed by federal lawyers. After Catherine Herridge made several complaints to management about unequal pay and job conditions, she was asked to sign a contract including language aimed at... More »

Equal Pay Bill Blocked in Senate

Clinton and Obama declare truce to back bill stomped by GOP

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama interrupted their rival campaigns yesterday to vote together on a bill that would make it easier for women to sue employers for pay discrimination. But their moment of unity proved fruitless as Senate Republicans blocked the bill, likely killing it for the rest of the... More »

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