Latest Workplace discrimination News

Wisconsin school guard fired for repeating racial slur

Oct. 17, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black security guard at a Wisconsin high school says he was fired after a student used a racial slur against him and he repeated the word when he told the teen not to use it. Madison School District officials say they have zero tolerance for employees saying racial slurs. But, Marlon...

Correction: Pregnancy Discrimination story

Oct. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

In an Oct. 12 story about pregnancy discrimination, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the Neal Gerber and Eisenberg law firm. A corrected version of the story is below: Pregnancy discrimination continues, 41 years after US ban For 41 years, federal law has banned pregnancy discrimination in the...

Intel to pay $5M to settle pay discrimination allegations

Oct. 15, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Labor Department says it has reached a $5 million settlement with chip maker Intel Corp. over allegations of pay discrimination against its female, African American and Hispanic employees. As part of the agreement, Intel will pay $3.5 million in back wages and interest. It is also...

AP analysis: Most states lack laws protecting LGBT workers

Oct. 15, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

Rumors started circulating around the fire station in Byron, Georgia, within a year after the medical treatments began. The fire chief's once-crewcut hair was growing longer, and other physical changes were becoming noticeable. Keeping quiet was no longer an option. The chief said that once members of the tiny...

If political talk disrupts a workplace, bosses must step in

Oct. 14, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the next presidential election a little over a year away, small business owners will likely start seeing employees spending more time discussing politics. For many owners, that can be a problem because chats about politics can run on, cutting into productivity. Other bosses find that...

In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

Oct. 13, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. But the mere fact that words like "transgender" are...

AG's office closes harassment inquiry into prosecutor

Oct. 11, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General's Office has closed its investigation of a harassment allegation after a prosecutor in the eastern part of the state issued a public apology to a judge whom he had dated. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the AG's office said Thursday that it had...

2020 Democratic candidates pledge support to LGBTQ community

Oct. 10, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Addressing an LGBTQ community fearful that their gains in equality are slipping, Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday promised an aggressive agenda to end workplace discrimination, improve health care and ensure protections for people who face threats, or worse, because of...

Germany probes synagogue suspect, pledges better security

Oct. 10, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — German investigators puzzled Thursday over how the suspect in a botched attack on a synagogue on Judaism's holiest day managed to amass at least 4 kilograms (nearly 9 pounds) of explosives and acquire four firearms, an arsenal they said he planned to use in a massacre. While many...

The Latest: Americans in German synagogue as gunman hit door

Oct. 9, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The latest on a shooting in eastern Germany (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to Germany says 10 Americans were inside the synagogue in the eastern city of Halle that a gunman unsuccessfully tried to enter on Yom Kippur. Ambassador Richard Grenell tweeted on Wednesday that "all...