| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A Newport Beach ordinance that restricts group homes for recovering addicts may have been motivated by illegal discrimination and may be challenged at trial, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday.
The decision by the U....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:49 PM
The committee charged with investigating discrimination complaints against elected officials at Los Angeles City Hall met Friday to begin its review of sexual harassment allegations filed against City Councilman Jose Huizar.
The Special Committee on...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Twitter lit up with denunciations of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently after he accused one of the candidates seeking to succeed him of running a “racist” campaign. But the case against Bloomberg was muddied when the magazine that...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:42 PM
UCLA's policies and procedures are inadequate to deal with increasing complaints of racial bias among faculty — nearly all of whom surveyed said they had experienced some level of discrimination, according to an internal report obtained by The...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:09 PM
A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker who insisted on wearing a head scarf.
The company violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired Hani Khan from its Hollister...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:17 PM
It’s true that a federal judge on Tuesday tossed out the racial discrimination claims against Paula Deen in a lawsuit brought by a former restaurant employee.
Does this mean that Deen has been unfairly maligned as a racist and that she will...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:28 PM
LONDON -- The Bank of England swallowed its pride and overcame its perceived prejudice Wednesday by designating Jane Austen as the new face of the 10-pound note, bowing to public outrage over the possibility that only male historical figures would be...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said through a spokesman Monday that allegations contained in a workplace discrimination complaint filed against him by a former female staffer are untrue.
Huizar spokesman Rick Coca said in an email that the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:02 AM
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against California’s prisons agency for alleged sexual discrimination against an employee.
Joe B. Cummings, a cook for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), alleges...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:05 AM
MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin is attempting to allay fears about Russia’s new anti-gay law, saying there will be no discrimination during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
“We can be absolutely sure...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:04 PM
In the July 14 column, Rent Watch advised that it would constitute housing discrimination for a property manager to discourage a potential tenant from seeking to rent a second-floor unit. We reached this conclusion even though the applicant had a...