A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said a former shareholder at an intellectual property law firm in North Carolina was not its “employee” under federal anti-discrimination law and cannot pursue claims that she was denied short-term leave because she is Black.
Nearly a third of Black U.S. military servicemembers reported experiencing racial discrimination, harassment or both during a 12-month period, according to results of a long-withheld Defense Department survey that underscore concerns about racism in the ranks.
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Miguel Cabezola, a driver for United Parcel Service Inc in Tucson, Arizona, complained on March 27 to U.S. workplace safety regulators, alleging the company was taking a lax approach to social distancing, sanitizing equipment and quarantining workers with COVID-19 symptoms.
Companies and industry groups lobbying to get their U.S. workers to the front of the line for COVID vaccination are running into a patchwork of state plans and confusion over who is essential, and who is not.
An Amazon employee from Oklahoma on Monday filed a complaint against the company with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission, alleging pregnancy and disability discrimination.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its usual flurry of lawsuits in the final weeks of the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, but far fewer than it has in recent years as the agency’s priorities shifted and it grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judith Ramirez received a letter this month that she’d been dreading: The Honolulu hotel that furloughed her from a housekeeping job in March, during the lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, made her layoff permanent.
U.S. job openings increased further in July, though more workers quit their jobs in the retail as well as professional and business services industries likely because of fears of exposure to COVID-19 and problems with childcare.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing United Airlines Inc of religious discrimination for requiring a Buddhist pilot with alcoholism to attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings despite his objection to their religious nature.
U.S. companies are raising new questions about how they can make workplaces safe after the world’s top public health agency acknowledged the risk that tiny airborne droplets of the novel coronavirus may contribute to its spread, industry healthcare consultants said.