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Tesla's Latest Lawsuit Targets
Swedish Postal Workers
Nov 28, 2023 11:15 AM CST
Tesla's Latest Lawsuit Targets Swedish Postal Workers
Automaker says that striking postal workers in Scandinavian nation are delaying license plates
- Tesla on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Swedish state via Sweden's Transport Agency as striking postal workers in the Scandinavian country halted the delivery of license plates of new vehicles manufactured by the Texas-based automaker. Tesla is nonunionized globally, but the Swedish workers are demanding that the carmaker...
Suit: United Staffs
Dodgers' Charters With
Young, White Blondes
Nov 2, 2023 11:05 AM CDT
Suit: United Staffs Dodgers' Charters With Young, White Blondes
2 longtime flight attendants accuse airline of race, age discrimination
- Two United Airlines flight attendants are suing their longtime employer, whom they allege discriminates against employees based on race, national origin, religion, and age. The plaintiffs claim they were demoted from the airline's sports team charter program—a highly coveted position in which flight attendants can earn double or...
Trans Teen, Family
'Run Out of Town on a Rail'
Oct 22, 2023 9:30 AM CDT
Trans Teen, Family 'Run Out of Town on a Rail'
'New Yorker' piece dives into how laws in Tennessee, and in South in general, have affected LGBTQ youth
- Tennessee has passed nearly 20 anti-LGBTQ+ laws since 2015, among the highest in the nation, per the Human Rights Campaign. For Kristen Chapman, that number is more than just a statistic—it proved to be the death knell for her family's future in the Volunteer State, as her 17-year-daughter,...
Puerto Rico Just Made a Big
Change to Its Driver's Licenses
Oct 14, 2023 6:00 AM CDT
Puerto Rico Just Made a Big Change to Its Driver's Licenses
The territory is adding 'USA' to make citizenship clear, curb discrimination against residents
- Puerto Rican driver's licenses are getting three new letters to help educate other Americans, who are overwhelming unaware of their citizenship. The
New York Times
reports that licenses will now have "USA" right up top, a move that aims to deter practices on the mainland that deny Puerto...
Accuses CBS of 'Harsh' Firing
Oct 11, 2023 8:11 AM CDT
Producer Accuses CBS of 'Harsh' Firing
Alexandra Poolos, let go last year, accuses network of gender discrimination, giving male staff a pass
- A former
producer is pushing back at CBS, accusing the network of gender discrimination in her firing. The Wrap and
report that Alexandra Poolos filed a lawsuit Tuesday in New York federal court over her 2022 termination, which took place after an associate producer had accused her...
At Texas School, a Fight
Over Boy's Dreadlocks
Sep 18, 2023 1:44 PM CDT
At Texas School, a Fight Over Boy's Dreadlocks
Darryl George, 17, suspended for violating dress code same week a law protecting hair was enacted
- The same week his state outlawed racial discrimination based on hairstyles, the AP reports that a Black high school student in Texas was suspended because school officials said his locks violated the district's dress code. Darryl George, a junior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, received an...
Ole Miss Player Sues
Coach, School for $40M
Sep 15, 2023 8:16 AM CDT
Ole Miss Player Sues Coach, School for $40M
DeSanto Rollins says football coach Lane Kiffin verbally abused him during mental health crisis
- Ole Miss defensive tackle DeSanto Rollins is suing the university and head football coach Lane Kiffin, alleging his rights were violated during a mental health crisis. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Rollins claims he was kicked off the team for a "mental impairment," in violation of the Americans...
for Teacher Fired
Over Premarital Sex
Aug 17, 2023 7:32 AM CDT
Another Setback for Teacher Fired Over Premarital Sex
Catholic school fell under religious exception to anti-discrimination law: NJ supreme court
- New Jersey's Supreme Court has sided with a Catholic school that fired a pregnant teacher for having premarital sex. St. Theresa's in Kenilworth fired unmarried art teacher Victoria Crisitello in 2014, saying she'd violated an agreement to abide by Catholic law, which meant abstaining from premarital sex....
Judge: Don't Like 'Woke'
Starbucks? Invest Elsewhere
Aug 14, 2023 8:44 AM CDT
Judge: Don't Like 'Woke' Starbucks? Invest Elsewhere
Ruling dismisses case brought by conservative group who'd sued over chain's diversity initiatives
- Starbucks has notched a win against a conservative group that tried to stymie its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. The Messenger reports that on Friday, Chief US District Judge Stanley Bastian dismissed a case against the coffee giant brought last August by the nonprofit National Center for Public Policy Research,...
Mom: Southwest Accused Me
of Trafficking My Own Daughter
Aug 8, 2023 9:13 AM CDT
Mom: Southwest Accused Me of Trafficking My Own Daughter
Mary MacCarthy, who's white, says she and her biracial 10-year-old child were racially profiled
- A single mom has sued Southwest, accusing the airline of racial discrimination after a flight attendant suspected she may have been trafficking a child—her own daughter. NBC News reports that Mary MacCarthy, who's white, was traveling with her then-10-year-old daughter, Moira, who's Black, in October 2021 from...
Workers Who Called Prayer
Meetings 'Cultlike' to Get $50K
Aug 7, 2023 8:48 AM CDT
Workers Who Called Prayer Meetings 'Cultlike' to Get $50K
2 ex-employees settle in religious discrimination suit against North Carolina home-repair company
- A North Carolina home-repair business fired two employees after they refused to continue participating in the company's mandatory prayer sessions—and now, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the firm will pay out $50,000 over the incident. Per a Wednesday EEOC release , the settlement with Aurora Pro Services...
DOE Looking Into How
Harvard Admits Students
Jul 26, 2023 8:25 AM CDT
DOE Looking Into How Harvard Admits Students
Harvard's legacy, donor admissions in the spotlight after SCOTUS ruling on affirmative action
- A landmark ruling last month by the US Supreme Court struck a blow against using affirmative action in college admissions, and soon after that decision, murmurs began intensifying on an adjacent controversy—legacy and donor admissions. Now, one of the Ivy Leagues is under the microscope over the practice: The...
DOJ: This 'Made
What Happened to
George Floyd Possible'
Jun 16, 2023 11:13 AM CDT
DOJ: This 'Made What Happened to George Floyd Possible'
After 2-year investigation, agency finds Minneapolis cops engaged in pattern of discrimination
- The Justice Department accused Minneapolis police Friday of engaging in a pattern of violating constitutional rights and discriminating against Black and Native American people following an investigation prompted by the killing of George Floyd. The sweeping two-year civil rights investigation concluded that systemic problems in the Minneapolis Police Department "...
NYC Hospital 'Karen' Put on
Leave After Weird Bike Incident
May 18, 2023 3:00 AM CDT
NYC Hospital 'Karen' Put on Leave After Weird Bike Incident
White woman appears to try to push Black man off Citi Bike he says he rented
- A Bellevue Hospital employee is on leave after an odd bike incident was captured on video. The woman, wearing NYC Health + Hospitals scrubs, is shown trying to grab a Citi Bike from a Black man while crying out for help, the
New York Post
reports. The man tells her...
College Hit With
Suit by Notable
May 16, 2023 8:16 AM CDT
College Hit With Suit by Notable Football Player
First person with Down syndrome to score in NCAA college football game sues for discrimination
- An Ohio man who was the first person with Down syndrome to play and score a point in a college football game is now suing the school, its president, and several staffers. Caden Cox alleges he was the target of disability discrimination, retaliation, and assault during his time at Hocking...
'Medical Freedom' Law
May 12, 2023 8:37 AM CDT
Critics Slam DeSantis' New 'Medical Freedom' Law
Florida bill allows doctors, insurers to refuse services based on religious, moral, ethical beliefs
- On Thursday, Ron DeSantis signed what his office is touting as "the strongest legislation in the nation for medical freedom," with four separate bills that the Republican governor says offer "expanded protections [that] will help ensure that medical authoritarianism does not take root in Florida." One...
A Win for Couple Who Alleged
Racial Bias in Home Valuation
Mar 9, 2023 11:38 AM CST
A Win for Couple Who Alleged Racial Bias in Home Valuation
Paul Austin, Tenisha Tate-Austin settle lawsuit with appraisal company, hope to bring change
- A Black couple who said the value of their California home increased by almost $500,000 when they had a white friend stand in as the owner have settled a lawsuit with the appraisal company. Paul Austin and Tenisha Tate-Austin of the San Francisco suburb of Marin City will receive...
Seattle Becomes First US City
to Ban Caste Discrimination
Feb 21, 2023 6:40 PM CST
Seattle Becomes First US City to Ban Caste Discrimination
Council passes measure in 6-1 vote
- Seattle City Council on Tuesday added caste to the city’s anti-discrimination laws, becoming the first US city to specifically ban caste discrimination. Calls to outlaw discrimination based on caste, a division of people based on birth or descent, have grown louder among South Asian diaspora communities in the United...
Muslim Student in NJ
Sues Over Teacher's Remark
Oct 25, 2022 6:53 PM CDT
Muslim Student in NJ Sues Over Teacher's Remark
He says he asked for more time to finish assignment and was told, 'We don't negotiate with terrorists'
: A Muslim student in New Jersey is suing a district and a teacher, saying he was "devastated and humiliated" last year at Ridgefield High School when he asked the teacher for more time to complete an assignment and was loudly told, "We don't negotiate with terrorists....
Don't Ignore the Suffering
in America's Prisons
Sep 11, 2022 5:00 PM CDT
Don't Ignore the Suffering in America's Prisons
Writing for 'Philly Inquirer,' Cheryl Smith slams 'soul-chilling inhumanity' toward incarcerated
- The Eighth and 14th Amendments are meant to prevent cruel and unusual punishment, as well as discrimination and unequal treatment—including for the incarcerated. But that's not what's being applied in America's prisons, Cheryl Smith writes for the
, where she lays out the "soul-chilling...
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