| May 9, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Wet Seal will pay $7.5 million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit that accused the teen retailer of firing black employees to present a blond-and-blue-eyed front in its stores, according to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
| May 8, 2013
"The past is never dead. It's not even past," William Faulkner wrote more than 60 years ago, long before the sound and the fury of online chatter and the Internet's capacity for keeping one's personal history ever-present and unburied.
The road people...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Lisa Harrison weighed 527 pounds on the day she was fired from her job at a Louisiana drug addiction treatment center. The 5-foot-2-inch Harrison, who believed her employer considered her "disabled" due to her weight, filed a discrimination charge with...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:27 PM
SOUTH BEND -- A popular 24-hour restaurant must change the way it treats its employees, especially women, after a discrimination lawsuit.
Nick's Patio recently agreed to pay a former employee thousands of dollars to make up for what happened when her...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
SOUTH BEND — A local restaurant has agreed to settle a lawsuit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed on behalf of two women who said they were discriminated against when they told management they were pregnant.
Nick’s Patio, a...
| Mar 25, 2013
Suppose I'm a business — and what a handsome business I'd be! — that's interviewing people for a job opening. There are two finalists, one 27 years old, the other 52.
They have similar qualifications, albeit the older candidate has more...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Despite decades of regulation, legislation and effort, obstacles continue to hinder equal employment opportunities for African-Americans in the federal workplace, a federal commission has reported.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
When Peggy Young became pregnant with her third child, she said a supervisor told her she was a liability and not to come back to work as a UPS package delivery driver in Landover until she had the baby.
"I was very upset because I wanted to work; I...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Toys "R" Us, alleging the company broke the law when staff at its Columbia store refused to provide a sign-language interpreter for a job applicant who is deaf.
The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S....
| Mar 11, 2013
Raymond L. Telles, 97, El Paso's first Latino elected mayor and a former U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica, died Friday at the Sherman Oaks home of his daughter Cynthia Ann Telles, according to KTSM-TV of El Paso. He had been in failing health in recent...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 5:06 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Driving to his company's Granger office one day, Niel Makielski noticed the telephone poles along the road seemed to be warping as he passed them.
The chief of his company's small maintenance department and a "fix-it" guy all his life,...