Latest Discrimination News

Massachusetts bill would require businesses to disclose salary range when posting a job

Jul. 24, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts businesses with 25 or more employees would be required to disclose a salary range when posting a job under a bill approved by state lawmakers Wednesday, The legislation would also protect a worker's right to ask their employer for the salary range for a...

Puerto Rico bans discrimination against those who wear Afros and other hairstyles on diverse island

Jul. 24, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Wednesday signed a law that prohibits discrimination against people wearing Afros, curls, locs, twists, braids and other hairstyles in the racially diverse U.S. territory. The move was celebrated by those who had long...

Antisemitism runs rampant in Philadelphia schools, Jewish group alleges in civil rights complaint

Jul. 23, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

The Philadelphia school district has failed to protect Jewish students from “a virulent wave of antisemitism” that swept through classrooms after Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7, according to a federal complaint filed Tuesday. The district, among the largest public school systems...

Harris gets a chance to press reset on the 2024 race against Trump

Jul. 22, 2024 08:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past year, the presidential campaign seemed destined to be a monotonous slog featuring two candidates, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, who voters didn’t really want. But that all changed on a quiet Sunday afternoon just 107 days...

Appeals court hears Christian homeless shelter's challenge to Washington anti-discrimination law

Jul. 19, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers for a Christian homeless shelter were in a federal appeals court Friday to challenge a Washington state anti-discrimination law that would require the charity to hire LGBTQ+ people and others who do not share its religious beliefs, including those on sexuality and...

Too old to work? Some Americans on the job late in life bristle at calls for Biden to step aside

Jul. 19, 2024 16:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A swath of Americans watching President Joe Biden is seeing something beyond debate-stage stumbles and prime-time miscues: Themselves. Debate about the 81-year-old Democrat’s fitness for another term is especially resonating with other older Americans who, like...

Maryland announces civil lawsuit in case involving demands of sex for rent

Jul. 19, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's attorney general filed a civil lawsuit on Friday against an Eastern Shore landlord and his company, alleging a pattern of gender-based housing discrimination involving sexual harassment and demands to exchange sex for rent. The lawsuit, which was...

Treasury warns that anti-woke banking laws like Florida's are a national security risk

Jul. 19, 2024 09:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is warning that state laws that restrict banks from considering environmental, social and governance factors could harm efforts to address money laundering and terrorism financing. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter sent...

Court says Jim Crow-era felony voting ban in Mississippi can be altered by lawmakers, not judges

Jul. 18, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators, not the courts, must decide whether to change the state's practice of stripping voting rights from people convicted of certain felonies, including nonviolent crimes such as forgery and timber theft, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. ...

In landmark verdict, South Korea's top court recognizes some rights for same-sex couples

Jul. 18, 2024 07:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top court ruled Thursday that same-sex couples are eligible to receive the same health insurance benefits as heterosexual couples, a landmark verdict hailed by human rights groups. The Supreme Court said it ruled that the state health...