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Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun denies sex bias claims

Oct. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Calhoun says in a statement released Saturday by the school that he...

Pregnancy discrimination continues, 41 years after US ban

Oct. 12, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

For 41 years, federal law has banned pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. But the stories tumbling out this week show it's far from eradicated. Prompted by presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's claim that she was forced out of a teaching job in 1971 because she was pregnant, scores of women have shared...

Cincinnati council votes to ban natural hair discrimination

Oct. 9, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati City Council has voted to make it illegal to discriminate against natural hair and hairstyles associated with race. The 7-to-1 vote Wednesday made Cincinnati the second city in the country, after New York City, to pass the ordinance. The vote took place after women turned...

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun accused of sex discrimination

Oct. 9, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where Calhoun now works. Jaclyn Piscitelli filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court against...

Divided Supreme Court weighs LGBT people's rights

Oct. 8, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice wondering if the court should take heed of "massive social upheaval" that could follow a ruling in their...

Former college hockey coach settling discrimination lawsuits

Oct. 8, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The University of Minnesota Duluth and its former women's hockey coach have reached a tentative agreement that would settle long-running discrimination claims in state and federal courts. The Star Tribune reports that a court filing says attorneys for Shannon Miller and the university...

US women counter soccer federation's assertions on pay

Oct. 7, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men's pay would have been far greater if they'd had the same success on the...

UMaine unsatisfied with probe of game cut short by fireworks

Oct. 5, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is unhappy with Kent State's investigation of a decision to cut short a tied women's field hockey game to make way for fireworks for a football game. Kent State said Friday that an investigation by its Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative...

Actor Robert De Niro in real-life drama with ex-worker

Oct. 3, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro has found himself in a real-life court drama, trading dueling lawsuits with his former assistant after their decade-long working relationship went dreadfully sour. He's accusing her of misappropriating money. She says he subjected her to sexist and harassing comments. Chase...

Lawyers fight for everyday women bringing #MeToo complaints

Sep. 29, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

Jaribu Hill didn't opt for law school until her early 40s. She'd been a singer, actress, teacher and labor organizer before learning a college classmate had become head of a group for black female judges. "I can do that, too," she thought. Hill has since become a leading civil rights and workers' rights lawyer in...