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Judge Throws The Book At Christian Organization That Fired Woman For Being Pregnant

Judge Throws The Book At Christian Organization That Fired Woman For Being Pregnant

A Christian non-profit organization fired a woman because she was pregnant, and a U.S. District Court made them pay the price for it. Sharmira Johnson performed her job well, according to her own employer. She was a model employee for United Bible Fellowship Ministries, Inc., a non-profit that cares for the disabled and helps provide them with housing. But because Sharmira became pregnant, her…

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Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Files Federal Discrimination Complaint Against City

Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Files Federal Discrimination Complaint Against City

In a case that has rallied proponents of religious freedom, Atlanta’s ousted fire chief has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the city, arguing that his firing over a book critical of homosexuality was an attack on his faith.

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Civil Rights Groups Sue National Finance Company for Illegally Firing Transgender Employee

Civil Rights Groups Sue National Finance Company for Illegally Firing Transgender Employee

NEW ORLEANS, LA—A national Mississippi-based finance company fired a transgender man after he refused to agree to dress and be treated as female, according to a federal employment discrimination lawsuit filed today by civil rights advocates.

Tristan Broussard, 21, was hired by Tower Loan as a manager trainee in the company’s Lake Charles, Louisiana branch in February 2014. After he started the…

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More Protection for Transgender Workers

       

On Monday the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that “intentional discrimination against a transgender individual because that person is transgender is, by definition, discrimination ‘based on … sex’ and such discrimination … violates Title VII.”

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Another deputy clerk claims discrimination at Newport News Circuit Court

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A second deputy clerk for the Newport News Circuit Court has come forward with claims of discrimination. He told 10 On Your Side he has been on the job for more than a decade, but has never received a raise.

10 On Your Side has been following these claims since May, when Nicole Allmondjoy filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She claims she…

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In Abercrombie and Fitch Case, Russell Moore Says Supreme Court "Got This One Right"

In Abercrombie and Fitch Case, Russell Moore Says Supreme Court “Got This One Right”

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesSamantha Elauf, outside the Supreme Court, had been denied a job by Abercrombie & Fitch because managers thought her scarf would clash with the retailer’s image. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of a Muslim job applicant provided what religious freedom advocates hailed as a wider victory for people of faith. (more…)

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2nd employee at Newport News Circuit Court clerk's office files discrimination complaint

2nd employee at Newport News Circuit Court clerk’s office files discrimination complaint

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — 10 On Your Side has learned that another employee in the Newport News Circuit Court clerk’s office has filed a complaint with the equal employment opportunity commission.

This is the second African-American to make claims of discrimination in that office. Just last week Nicole Allmondjoyspoke only to 10 On Your Side. She’s upset because she says she was passed over for…

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Abercrombie Defends Its ‘Look Policy’ In Front of the Supreme Court

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Yesterday, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs. Abercrombie Fitch. The case centers around a young Muslim woman, Samantha Elauf, who was denied a job at Abercrombie in 2008 because she wore a headscarf, which goes against…

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United Bible Fellowship Ministries Ordered to Pay Former Employee $75,000 Over "No Pregnancy In the Workplace" Policy

United Bible Fellowship Ministries Ordered to Pay Former Employee $75,000 Over “No Pregnancy In the Workplace” Policy

CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK United Bible Fellowship Ministries, Inc., which provides housing and care to people with disabilities, will have to pay a former employee $75,000 for firing her after she became pregnant to settle a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). (more…)

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Directors' guild blames studios, networks for gender bias

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Directors Guild of America says networks and studios are to blame for the “deplorable” dearth of female directors in Hollywood, following a call by the American Civil Liberties Union for an investigation into the industry’s “systemic failure” to hire female directors. http://dlvr.it/9nWjQj

7 big (but easy) ways businesses can reduce employee absenteeism

7 big (but easy) ways businesses can reduce employee absenteeism

(BPT) – An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – especially for small businesses grappling with the high costs of worker absenteeism. Employee time lost to health issues costs American businesses $84 billion a year. For U.S. businesses, helping workers stay healthy costs far less than the financial impact of having them miss work for illness or injury.

With cold and flu season in full…

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New Rules Offer Clarification about Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs

New Rules Offer Clarification about Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs

On April 16, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a long-awaited proposed rule on employer-sponsored wellness programs. The new regulation gives much needed guidance to both employers and employees about how wellness programs offered as part of an employer’s group health plan must comply with the Americans with Disabilities’Act (ADA) and the provisions governing wellness…

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Supreme Court Calls Out the EEOC for Arguing It Alone Can Determine Whether It Followed the Law

We suggested last year that if you felt paranoid that the federal agencies seemed out to get employers, perhaps it was not paranoia at all. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) spate of recent lawsuits — or at least its apparent haste to sue employers and make examples out of them over such things as wellness programs (even before issuing proposed guidance on what was permissibler…

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Fired African-American police officer seeks $5M in damages

Fired African-American police officer seeks $5M in damages

By Tobias Salinger

A small town in the shadow of a volcano in Washington state is simmering with racial tensions over a fired African-American’s police officer’s claims of discrimination.

Gerry Pickens, 28, alleges he suffered racist jokes, different treatment from the entirely white rest of the force and an undeserved dismissal at the end of his first-year probationary period with the Orting…

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