Thursday, July 30, 2015

Condo Association Sued for Sexual Harassment National Origin Discrimination and Retaliation

Management Company Also Sued; Vulnerable Workers Subjected to Abuse, Including Attempted Rape, and Retaliation for Complaining, EEOC Charged
DENVER - Vail Run Resort Community Association, Inc., a condominium complex in Vail, Colo., and its management company, Global Hospitality Resorts, Inc., violated federal law by allowing a housekeeping manager to sexually harass Mexican female employees, including attempted rape, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today...

Court Prevents Peters’ Bakery from Firing Employee Alleging Discrimination in EEOC Suit

Federal Agency Obtains Preliminary Injunction to Protect Latina Clerk's Job
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Peters' Bakery, a family-owned business in East San Jose, may not terminate a sales clerk whose allegations of ethnic and racial harassment and retaliation are the basis for a federal lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to a preliminary injunction recently issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division. U.S. District Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman found that Peters' Bakery "gave no legitimate business reason for terminating Ms. Ramirez," and that "the EEOC is likely to succeed on its Title VII claims."..

EEOC Sues IDEX Corporation for Disability Discrimination

MIAMI - IDEX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of fluidics systems with locations nationwide, including multiple posts in Florida, violated federal anti-discrimination law when it terminated a regional manager based on his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed on July 27, 2015. The EEOC's lawsuit coincides with the ADA's 25th anniversary on July 22, 2015...

PRESS RELEASE 7-27-15 EEOC Sues New Mercer / Columbine Health Systems for National Origin Discrimination

Company's Practices Biased Against Employees From Africa, Federal Agency Charged
DENVER - New Mercer Commons Assisted Living Facility, a part of the northern Colorado-based Columbine Health Systems, violated federal law by discriminating against employees who emigrated from African countries, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today....

PRESS RELEASE 7-28-15 Abercrombie Resolves Religious Discrimination Case Following Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of EEOC

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has granted Abercrombie & Fitch's request to dismiss its appeal of EEOC's successful religious discrimination suit against the company, the federal agency announced today. This represents the final resolution of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, which was first filed in 2009. The case involved Abercrombie's refusal to hire Samantha Elauf, a Muslim, because of her religious practice of wearing a hijab. Elauf filed her charge with the EEOC in 2008....

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Race in a Ph.D. Program

By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed

An essay -- "Why I No Longer Eat Watermelon, or How a Racist Email Caused Me to Leave Graduate School" -- starts by describing that incident, from 2011. The piece is spreading rapidly among graduate students, especially those who are not white, and many are saying that it provides an important perspective on their isolation and the kinds of experiences that encourage so many to leave graduate school. 

Read the story here.