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August 2011 Archives

Gay couple from Florida settles HIV wrongful termination lawsuit

We have previously written that Florida law offers no protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Even though Florida has a large and vibrant GLBT community, legal protections for this group are still largely missing.

EEOC files racial discrimination lawsuit against Panda Express

Earlier this week, we wrote that Starbucks recently settled a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a woman who was fired for having dwarfism. Such actions are illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Starbucks settles lawsuit over ADA violation

In May, we wrote that Starbucks was in trouble with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC filed a lawsuit against the popular coffee company over the wrongful termination of an employee with Dwarfism.

Data shows Asians underrepresented in American management: Part II

Earlier this week, we wrote that Asians comprise about 5 percent of the American population, yet they account for only 1.8 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Additionally, Asians make up only about 2 percent of board members.

Data shows Asians underrepresented in American management: Part I

Experts believe that balanced and healthy workplaces should reflect the cultural diversity of the state or country. When one race is underrepresented in positions of management or leadership, it should raise concerns about potential race discrimination in the workplace.

Woman sues employer for egregious sexual harassment

Earlier this week, we wrote that Broward County employees were recently angered to learn about one man's suspicious promotion to transit superintendent. The promotion came less than a year after the man was nearly fired for sexual harassment.

Broward County employees angered over man's suspicious promotion

At the beginning of this month, an employee of Broward County was promoted to the position of transit superintendent. While this is a celebrated accomplishment within any local government agency, it would not normally be newsworthy.

EEOC says workplace discrimination charges could reach new record

According to data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), charges of workplace discrimination reached an all time high last year. In 2010, a record 99,922 charges were filed with the EEOC. Retaliation was the most frequently filed charge.

Religious discrimination or health code? EEOC sues Taco Bell

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes a requirement that employers respect the religious beliefs of their employees by making reasonable accommodations for religious customs and practices. That is, unless those accommodations pose undue hardship.

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