Latest Workplace discrimination News

The Latest: CEO: Gunman passed background check when hired

Feb. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 5 p.m. The chief executive of the company that owns the warehouse where an employee gunned down five co-workers says a background check on him when he joined Henry Pratt Co.15 years ago did not turn up...

Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

Feb. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters Saturday massed near a Paris landmark at the end of a march through the French capital, the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations. Anti-Semitic remarks hurled by a few...

World Jewish Congress concerned about neo-Nazism in Europe

Feb. 15, 2019 11:13 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The World Jewish Congress is voicing concern about the rise of far-right activities across Europe attempting to promote anti-Semitism, hatred, xenophobia, and Nazi glorification among young people. The organization's CEO, Robert Singer, said in a statement that "it is absolutely...

Accused harasser will no longer work at Iowa State games

Feb. 14, 2019 7:36 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University said Thursday that a former state government official who was fired for sexually harassing women will no longer work as a security contractor at its athletic events. The announcement came hours after The Associated Press reported that Dave Jamison had been...

Correction: AccuWeather-Sexual Bias Settlement story

Feb. 14, 2019 6:06 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — In the headline on a story Feb. 12 about AccuWeather, The Associated Press erroneously characterized a $290,000 payment by the company to resolve allegations by the U.S. Labor Department of sexual harassment of female employees. The company agreed to make the payment before any...

Jury sides with transgender employee in 'historic' Iowa case

Feb. 13, 2019 7:22 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A jury ruled Wednesday that an Iowa prison warden discriminated against a transgender employee by denying him the use of men's restrooms and locker rooms in a verdict that advocates call "historic." Jurors also found that the state executive branch discriminated against Jesse Vroegh...

Virginia Democrats' scandals puts spotlight on GOP speaker

Feb. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With Virginia's top Democrats mired in scandal, the fourth man in line to become governor is keeping a low profile even as his status rises. Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox, a soft-spoken retired public school teacher, could play a key role in determining the fates of the three...

Labor union: Congressman had racist book displayed in office

Feb. 13, 2019 4:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal labor union says some of its members found what it called a "racist book open and on display" in a Republican Georgia congressman's Washington office. The American Federation of Government Employees said in a news release that its members were visiting the offices of U.S. Rep. Drew...

Man charged with stalking employees at DMV office

Feb. 13, 2019 3:47 PM EST

TROY, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man is charged with stalking after authorities say he repeatedly visited a Driver's License and Vehicle Registration Office for several months. The Lincoln County Sheriff's office says 34-year-old Timothy Howe, of Troy, is charged with first-degree stalking and three...

In France, footballers fight workplace bullying in court

Feb. 13, 2019 12:22 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — As it does for many footballers, the day finally came when Anatole Ngamukol was told by his club it was time for him to move on. Embarking on a new season in the French league , Reims decided it had no further use for the player who had helped the French side climb out of the second division....