Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

Uber agrees to $225,000 settlement in lawsuit alleging discrimination against the blind

Uber agrees to $225,000 settlement in lawsuit alleging discrimination against the blind

Uber has agreed to pay the National Federation of the Blind $ 225,000 over three years to settle a lawsuit alleging discrimination against blind riders, the company announced yesterday. Continue reading… The Verge – All Posts

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Passenger claims racial discrimination after being booted off Spirit Airlines flight

Passenger claims racial discrimination after being booted off Spirit Airlines flight

LOS ANGELES – Officers escorted a man and his girlfriend off a plane after he became upset when his seat was double-booked, and five other passengers were removed when they protested his treatment, airport police said Tuesday. The incidents occurred Monday evening as Spirit Airlines Flight 868 was boarding at Los Angeles International Airport for...

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Raven-Symoné says ‘name discrimination was uncalled for’ on ‘The View’

Raven-Symoné says ‘name discrimination was uncalled for’ on ‘The View’

Wade SheridanNEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) — Raven-Symoné has addressed her controversial comments on {i:The View} regarding name discrimination after facing heavy backlash. Latest News – UPI.com

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Target to Pay $2.8 Million to Settle Discrimination Claim

Target to Pay $2.8 Million to Settle Discrimination Claim

Filed under: Company News, Retail, Labor, Target, Scandals and Lawsuits Steven Senne/AP MINNEAPOLIS — Target (TGT) has agreed to pay $ 2.8 million to settle a hiring discrimination claim filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced Monday. Three employment assessments formerly used by the Minneapolis-based retailer disproportionately screened out...

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DOJ: Racial discrimination at juvenile court that serves Ferguson, St. Louis

DOJ: Racial discrimination at juvenile court that serves Ferguson, St. Louis

Danielle HaynesWASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) — A juvenile delinquency court that services an area including Ferguson, Mo., discriminates against black children, a U.S. Department of Justice report says. Top News – UPI.com

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Supreme Court upholds unintentional housing discrimination law

Supreme Court upholds unintentional housing discrimination law

Ed AdamczykWASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that illegal discrimination in housing need not be intentional for plaintiffs to sue. Top News – UPI.com

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Cigna Target of Class-Action Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination

Cigna Target of Class-Action Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination

Filed under: Health Care, Healthcare Industry, Insurance Industry, Scandals and Lawsuits, Health Insurance Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images By KELLI KENNEDY MIAMI — A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Cigna saying a new policy discriminates against people with HIV and AIDS and violates the federal health law by requiring them...

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Tech leaders sign letter opposing religious rights bills and discrimination against LGBT community

Tech leaders sign letter opposing religious rights bills and discrimination against LGBT community

Over the weekend Apple CEO Tim Cook penned a letter speaking out against discriminatory religious freedom laws that allows business owners to refuse service to gay and transgender people, or other groups, because of their beliefs. Today 39 more leaders from the tech industry added their names to that protest. Continue reading… The Verge – All...

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Indiana Governor: New Law ‘Not About Discrimination’

Indiana Governor: New Law ‘Not About Discrimination’

Filed under: Retail, Small Business, Economy Doug McSchooler/APThousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered for a protest Saturday on the lawn of the Indiana State House. INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that’s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination...

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San Francisco bans publicly funded travel to Indiana after discrimination law

San Francisco bans publicly funded travel to Indiana after discrimination law

Danielle HaynesSAN FRANCISCO, March 27 (UPI) — San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee banned all publicly funded travel to Indiana in response to a law allowing businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers. Top News – UPI.com

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