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Black Women in Law Face Gender Discrimination and Racial Bias

Many people assume that lawyers — both in-house and in firms — live comfortable lives and earn a lot of money. But if you ask a lawyer, especially a woman of color, you may find they experience a life very different from the stereotype. A recent… Read More
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Harvard University

Asian-American Students Sue Harvard Over Affirmative Action Policies

Competition for admission into America’s Ivy League universities has never been tighter. Students compete on grades, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and awards. Still less than 5% of applicants get admitted to Harvard College. Now a law… Read More
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African American Woman Angry About Racially Offensive Material at Work

Can You Be Fired for Objecting to Racially Offensive Material at Work?

It can be hard to stand up to your employer in the face of racial discrimination. You may worry that filing a complaint with HR will make your work life harder, or even result in termination. But can you legally be fired for objecting to racially off… Read More
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Native American Worker

Responding to the Threat of Native American Racial Discrimination

The public face of racial discrimination is usually an African American, or possibly Latino. However, members of any minority can face bias and prejudice at work and in their day-to-day lives. Tribal members, and others who identify as Native America… Read More
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Woman Who Was Harassed at Work

Harassed at Work: Can You Sue for Emotional Abuse?

When you are harassed at work, it can make you dread every shift and put your physical and mental health at risk. But can you do anything to stop it? Can you sue for emotional abuse if harassed at work? In this post, I will review the laws that prote… Read More
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Woman at Manufacturing Plant

What is Ford Motor Company Doing About Harassment of Women and African-Americans?

When a workplace turns hostile, it is often not just one employee who suffers. Even when only a handful of employees come forward to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it is often a sign that relief will take company-wide changes. At… Read More
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Racial Slurs and Retaliation Drive EEOC to File New York Lawsuit

Is it ever okay for a supervisor to use a racial slur at work? Should an employer be allowed to fire you in retaliation for filing a harassment complaint? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently drew its line in the sand against t… Read More
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African American Woman Who Faced Discrimination at Work

Job Discrimination Against Black Women: Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, or Both?

Black women sometimes face serious discrimination at work. But it can be hard to tell whether job discrimination against black women is based on their sex, their race, or both. Find out what protections are available and what the differences are betw… Read More
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Row of Fishing Rods in Bass Pro Store

Bass Pro Settles with EEOC for $10.5 Million on Racial Discrimination and Retaliation Claims

For six years, the EEOC and Bass Pro Shops have been battling in court over whether the outdoor equipment retailer violated federal racial discrimination and retaliation laws. Now the parties to the Bass Pro discrimination claims have reached a $10.5… Read More
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Two Men Angry that Dishwashers were Called Slaves

Black Haitian Dishwashers Called "Slaves" EEOC Lawsuit Says

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a lawsuit in Florida claiming a local hotel discriminated against Black Haitian dishwashers, including calling them “slaves”. The case raises the questions of whether discr… Read More
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