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Houston set a record for unemployed workers in 2020

In April of 2020, the Houston Metro area set a record for job losses. More jobs were lost during that month than at any other time according to city records. About 14% of the area’s entire workforce, or about 450,000 workers were without jobs.…
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Is 16th century discrimination allowed at the Colorado Renaissance Festival in the 21st century?

  Near Denver, a Colorado Renaissance Festival’s long-time tarot card reader sued the mock-16th century marketplace for civil-rights violations.  Michele St. Michael, who worked at the festival for over thirty years, until her contract…
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Montana unemployment rate grew significantly in the month following the coronavirus shutdown

Just as unemployment claims were increasing in Montana due to the coronavirus spreading across the country, the local offices closed down due to health concerns. This created issues with people applying for benefits and not receiving them until…
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Indiana worker was terminated by her employer when she needed time off for cancer treatment

Sometimes, an employer will attempt to find pretextual reasons to terminate a worker who has suddenly become ill. A Planned Parenthood location in Indiana was sued by a former employee for discrimination. Employee is terminated even though…
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Illinois school administrator faced consistent discrimination

Hostile work environments that result in adverse treatment of employees or termination can become the basis for a lawsuit.  A college in the suburbs outside of Chicago was sued for racial discrimination and retaliation by an employee. College…
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Louisiana job applicant faced employment discrimination due to his HIV status

Employment discrimination can come in many forms. If someone is denied a job or mistreated due to a medical condition, this technically violates the ADA and other laws.  The Iberia Parish Sheriff was sued for violations of the Americans…
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Louisiana police department workers were harassed and fired for illegal reasons

A sheriff in Louisiana is facing lawsuits for wrongful termination and other related claims.  Sheriff mistreats two different employees for similar reasons The lawsuits were filed in the federal U.S. District Court in New Orleans for…
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Louisiana’s workers in the city of New Orleans will benefit from additional discrimination protections

New Orleans has made some changes that will help workers who believe that their employers are engaged in various illegal  and discriminatory practices. A formal anti-discrimination committee will be placed into the city’s charter after the…
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Louisiana football coach filed a discrimination case after he was terminated. How will the courts determine the employer’s motive for firing him?

Many labor and employment cases will be decided based on whether the plaintiff can show some kind of discriminatory motive for poor treatment or a job loss.  A discrimination lawsuit related to the troubled University of Louisiana at Lafayette…
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Louisiana police supervisor is disciplined after creating a hostile work environment for employees

Some workplaces become bad environments because of inappropriate actions by a person in a supervisory or managerial position. When this happens, victims should contact a lawyer to get help.   The New Orleans Civil Service Commission has…

Justice Ginsberg and others push for the Equal Rights Amendment to be formally codified into U.S. law

As social justice issues related equality such as the gender wage gap, police brutality, transgender rights, and undocumented immigrants have gained national attention in recent years, there is a growing movement to codify these concepts into…
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Baton Rouge area police chief is in trouble for mixing his religion with his managerial duties

A police department in the West Baton Rouge area is facing a lawsuit related to religious discrimination. The department in question is in the city of Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish. Police chief favors certain employees and gives…