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Lawsuit: Ex-prison worker from Pakistan called 'terrorist'

Jan. 23, 2020 2:17 PM EST

A former Missouri prison worker who was born in Pakistan alleges in a lawsuit that she was frequently called a “terrorist” by her coworkers and was sometimes asked if she was “a suicide bomber." Sana MacClugage, who moved to the U.S. in 2004 and became a U.S. citizen in 2013, filed the...

Veteran accuses bank of discrimination for not taking checks

Jan. 23, 2020 2:08 PM EST

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A black Air Force veteran who tried to deposit settlement checks from a discrimination lawsuit was rejected by his suburban Detroit bank, which suspected fraud and called police. After settling a lawsuit with his former employer, Sauntore Thomas now is suing TCF Bank, alleging racial...

Lawsuit: Woman reported sexual harassment, then got fired

Jan. 23, 2020 3:01 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A grocery store worker in North Carolina who says she was fired after reporting sexual harassment at work has filed a federal lawsuit against the company. The woman, 54, accused an assistant store manager at an Ingles grocery store of inappropriate touching and making crude comments...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2019 file photo shows then President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Portnow says a rape allegation against him aired in a complaint against the Recording Academy by his successor is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying the academy during his tenure had conducted a thorough and independent investigation and he was “completely exonerated.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Ex-Grammys CEO says rape allegation 'false and outrageous'

Jan. 22, 2020 8:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow said Wednesday that a rape allegation against him aired by his successor in a complaint against the Recording Academy is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying that the academy conducted a thorough and independent...

NY governor's budget includes host of laws he wants passed

Jan. 22, 2020 8:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a $178 billion budget proposal this week alongside a host of laws he wants to pass — from allowing e-bikes to a ban on single-use Styrofoam containers. The Democrat has made it a practice of his to propose multiple new laws with budgets when he...

Man claims fired agency director paid him less than women

Jan. 22, 2020 5:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state employee at the Iowa Finance Authority is suing the state for wage discrimination and sex discrimination, alleging the agency's fired former director paid women significantly more than him. Steve Ferguson, 68, said in court documents filed Monday in state court that former...

Judge: Teacher layoffs didn't discriminate against blacks

Jan. 22, 2020 4:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A class-action lawsuit claiming Chicago Public Schools discriminated against black educators when it announced layoffs in 2011 has been dismissed. The 2012 lawsuit by the Chicago Teachers Union was filed on behalf of 630 black educators who were among 1,470 CPS employees who were laid off....

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 22, 2020 1:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Toothless cell-phone ban could make Pa. highways more dangerous Easton Express-Times Jan. 19 In trying to correct a weakness in Pennsylvania’s distracted-driving laws — drivers are still permitted to use hand-held...

Washington company settles disability discrimination claim

Jan. 22, 2020 1:06 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state construction company is expected to pay $100,000 and train employees to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement Tuesday with Diamond B Constructors Inc. and Harris Companies,...

Georgia lawmaker seeks to block hair-based discrimination

Jan. 22, 2020 7:54 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state senator has filed a bill to block hair-based discrimination for people at work, school or who are seeking housing. The bill filed by Sen. Tonya Anderson, a Democrat representing Lithonia, would protect people who have “braids, locks, twists, or other textured...