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Posted 10 months ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Ironworker Wins Sex Harassment Suit Against Same-Sex Boss

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 30 reinstated a jury verdict finding that a male boss was liable for sex harassment based on his treatment of a male employee who the boss thought did not conform to gender stereotypes of a straight man.   Ironworkers Don’t Do That Kerry Woods, an ironworker on the I-10 Twin Span bridge project over Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans, lodged his complaint in 2006. In his statement to the EEOC, Woods claimed …

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Posted 10 months ago in Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
Bank of America Fined $2.2M for Racial Discrimination

A federal judge ordered Bank of America to pay nearly $2.2 million for its racially discriminatory hiring practices in a case that has spanned almost 20 years. U.S. Department of Labor Judge Linda S. Chapman levied the fine for back wages and interest for “unfair and inconsistent selection criteria resulting in the rejection of qualified African American applicants” at the bank’s Charlotte headquarters. The unfair hiring practices were first discovered in 1993 during a routine compliance review by the labor …

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Posted 10 months ago in Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Discriminatory Trash Talk Banned in NJ High School Sports

Some high school athletes in New Jersey are learning the value of sportsmanship the hard way: from the sidelines. New Jersey has become the first state to adopt a strict no-tolerance policy against discriminatory trash talk, and with other state athletic associations watching, it could be just the first of many. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) worked with the state attorney general and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights to develop tough penalties for “harassing conduct …

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Posted 12 months ago in Your Job & The Law by Josh Crank  
Hospital Worker Sues Alleging Years of Racist Harassment

A security guard filed a federal harassment and discrimination lawsuit against the suburban Chicago hospital where he works, alleging a years-long campaign of racist taunts. Maurice Walker continues to work for Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he says supervisors called him “nigger boy” and “black fag.” But a former colleague of Walker claims he was terminated for standing up for his friend, and is named as a co-plaintiff in the suit. Fellow security guard Sgt. Walter Bergstrom, …

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Posted 12 months ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
‘Wounded Warrior’ Who Sued FBI Wins $75,000

A wounded army vet who sued the FBI for removing him from a program for special agents because of his injuries, won a $75,000 jury award and reinstatement in the training academy. Justin Slaby, who served two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, had his left hand amputated after it was blown off during a training accident in 2004. Using a prosthetic hand, the 30-year-old passed a basic FBI fitness test in 2011 and was admitted to …

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