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US women's soccer equal pay victory decades in the making

May. 21, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this...

Ex-trooper can pursue sex discrimination, harassment claims

May. 13, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Delaware State Police by a former female trooper who alleges that she was the target of sexual harassment and retaliation. Nicole Hantz claims that she was subjected to a hostile work environment,...

Duwamish Tribe sues again for federal recognition

May. 11, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit was filed Wednesday seeking federal recognition for the Duwamish Tribe, whose forebears include Chief Seattle for whom the city of Seattle was named. The Seattle Times reports the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for Western Washington marks a...

2 Black female officers sue Kansas City police department

May. 10, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Black female police officers allege in separate lawsuits that they were subjected to discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment at the Kansas City Police Department. Officer Rashawnda Williams said in her lawsuit that her male colleagues...

Boise settles sex discrimination lawsuit for $400,000

May. 07, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The city of Boise has agreed to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Boise police officer for $400,000. Federal court documents filed Thursday say the city agreed to settle the lawsuit with Sierrna Berg. Berg is receiving $100,000 in lost wages...

LinkedIn settles with U.S. over alleged pay discrimination

May. 03, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The career-networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay $1.8 million in back wages to hundreds of female workers to settle a pay discrimination complaint brought by U.S. labor investigators. The U.S. Labor Department announced Tuesday that it has reached a...

Black doctors say they face discrimination based on race

May. 01, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dr. Dare Adewumi was thrilled when he was hired to lead the neurosurgery practice at an Atlanta-area hospital near where he grew up. But he says he quickly faced racial discrimination that ultimately led to his firing and has prevented him from getting permanent work elsewhere. ...

Judge orders school to let trans student use boys restroom

Apr. 29, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday ordering a central Indiana middle school to allow a transgender student to have access to the boys restroom. The order issued by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt requires John R. Wooden Middle School...

CMU defends decision to cut men's track, says no racial bias

Apr. 29, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan University is defending its decision to eliminate the men's track team, saying it was a financial move and not a discriminatory step. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights informed CMU this week that it had received...

Anguish of war permeates Boston Symphony's 2022-23 season

Apr. 20, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Haunted by the horrors of the war in Ukraine, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is sounding a decidedly somber note as it prepares for its 2022-23 season. The orchestra usually gravitates toward traditional classical music with a big focus on young and current composers...