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Discrimination

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  • Paula Deen isn't off the hook for her food or behavior

    Paula Deen isn't off the hook for her food or behavior
    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...
  • Review: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' significant but often contrived

     Review: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' significant but often contrived
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of "The Paperboy" may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the...
  • Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Russia Olympics

    Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Russia Olympics
    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...
  • Disabled person wants to rent upstairs apartment

    Disabled person wants to rent upstairs apartment
    Question: It has been very tough finding a new apartment in today's rental market. I finally found an apartment that I love, but the property manager said she doesn't think it's a good fit. When I asked her why, she said she noticed that I use a cane...
  • Should you boycott 'Ender's Game' film because of the author's views?

    Should you boycott 'Ender's Game' film because of the author's views?
    As talk of a boycott against the movie of Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" began to gain traction last week, I found myself thinking about the project not as a story, but rather as a crucible of sorts. The film has come under scrutiny because of Card&...
  • Is manager's zero-tolerance policy on criminal activity legal?

    Is manager's zero-tolerance policy on criminal activity legal?
    Question: My company owns and manages several large rental communities. After very strong encouragement from our local police department, I agreed to establish a "zero tolerance" policy for criminal activity by any of our residents. If a police call...
  • Is Boy Scouts' ban on the severely obese severely misguided?

    Is Boy Scouts' ban on the severely obese severely misguided?
    This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
  • Judge says Abercrombie wrongly fired Muslim for wearing head scarf

    Judge says Abercrombie wrongly fired Muslim for wearing head scarf
    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...
  • Gay teacher fired: Does discrimination law trump theological conviction?

    Gay teacher fired: Does discrimination law trump theological conviction?
    A Roman Catholic girls high school in Glendora has fired a teacher after he married his male partner and photos of the wedding were published in a local newspaper. According to St. Lucy's Priory High School, Ken Bencomo, who had taught at the school for...
  • Councilman Jose Huizar hit by employee discrimination complaint

    Councilman Jose Huizar hit by employee discrimination complaint
    A woman who was until recently Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar's deputy chief of staff has filed a workplace discrimination complaint against the city and her former boss, according to the state agency that receives such complaints. Fahizah...
  • Councilman Jose Huizar denies allegations in employee complaint

    Councilman Jose Huizar denies allegations in employee complaint
    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...