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Ohio AG joins federal argument against LGBTQ protections

Aug. 24, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general is joining the U.S. Department of Justice in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws provide no protection against workplace discrimination for LGBTQ employees The Columbus Dispatch reports Attorney General Dave Yost said Friday he...

Black faculty numbers increase at University of Missouri

Aug. 24, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Four years after hundreds of students protested a racist campus culture at the University of Missouri, the number of minority faculty has ticked up slightly, but numbers still lag the national average and the school acknowledges it struggles to retain non-white staff. Frustrated by the...

Minnesota filmmakers' lawsuit over gay weddings reinstated

Aug. 23, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit filed by two Minnesota filmmakers who want the right to refuse to film same-sex weddings, saying that videos are a form of speech with constitutional protections under the First Amendment Carl and Angel Larsen, who run a Christian...

Suit says Minnesota company fired worker over using crutches

Aug. 22, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota-based payroll servicing company is being sued by a federal agency for allegedly firing an employee because she needed crutches after surgery. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says in a release it filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Employer Solutions...

Pritzker reluctant to criticize Madigan on harassment report

Aug. 21, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is praising the release of a report on bullying and harassment in Michael Madigan's office, but is sidestepping questions about Illinois House speaker's leadership. Pritzker on Wednesday said the culture of sexual harassment exists in Springfield on both sides of the...

Authorities investigate Dallas postal customer's racist rant

Aug. 21, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police and U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating a customer's racist rant against an employee at a post office. In a widely viewed video posted Wednesday on Twitter, a white man standing at a north Dallas postal counter yells for the worker to give him a form. Other...

Lawyer: Philly female officers who sued will be protected

Aug. 21, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two female police officers whose sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia's police commissioner to resign have received promises from the city they won't be retaliated against or endure more transfers while the case plays out. Cpl. Audra McCowan and Patrol Officer Jennifer Allen say...

Ada County adds LGBTQ status to anti-discrimination policy

Aug. 21, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ada County has expanded its anti-discrimination policy to include protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. Boise State Public Radio reports the new policy has been in the works for a couple of months now, and was recently approved by the Ada County...

State worker fired after anti-Semitic, racist Facebook posts

Aug. 21, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A state worker who also heads a local NAACP chapter has been fired from his state job after several anti-Semitic and racist social media posts. A Labor Department spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday that Jeffrey Dye was dismissed. He had been hired in February as a business representative,...

Philly police head resigns as bias suit roils department

Aug. 20, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks. Mayor Jim Kenney said in a news release he was disappointed to lose Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., but in...