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Posted 11 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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Settlement Approved in Paula Deen Harassment Lawsuit

After dismissing part of a complaint filed by a white worker against celebrity chef Paula Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers, alleging racial discrimination based on their treatment of black workers, a federal judge approved a settlement of the rest of the worker’s claims on Aug. 26. Despite the end of the case, PR experts say Deen’s career is over.   PR Problems Earlier this year, a deposition in the lawsuit came to light in which Deen admitted to using …

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Posted 12 months ago in Litigation Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
American Idol Contestants Sue for Alleged Race Discrimination

A group of black former American Idol contestants are suing the show, claiming its producers dismissed them because of their race.   Background Checks Targeted Blacks Out of 12 seasons of the show, three black contestants – Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, and Candice Glover ­– and one bi-racial contestant – Jordin Sparks – won. But the 10 former contestants, who ranged from season two in 2003 to season nine of the long-running televised singing contest owned by Fox and production …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Miss. ‘Gentlemen’s Club’ Settles Dancers’ Discrimination Suit

A gentleman’s club in Mississippi agreed to pay $50,000 and take corrective actions to settle a race discrimination lawsuit over the treatment of its dancers. The suit, brought by the EEOC against Danny’s Cabaret in Jackson, claimed that the club gave black dancers “less advantageous terms and conditions of employment than white entertainers, including openly segregated work schedules.” The complaint also alleged that the black workers were retaliated against for opening an initial EEOC inquiry. After one of the women …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Lawsuit Alleges Anti-White Discrimination in Philly DA’s Office

A former Philadelphia assistant district attorney has filed a lawsuit against her old boss, claiming that District Attorney Seth Williams discriminated against her because she is white. MK Feeney worked in the District Attorney’s office for 15 years, but claims the climate changed dramatically when Williams was elected to the top post in 2010. Feeney claims she was fired after getting on the bad side of a favored black employee. According to the lawsuit, Williams instructed the office’s hiring committee …

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