Wal-Mart To Pay $12 Million In Kentucky Discrimination Lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (AP) Wal-Mart Stores will pay nearly $12 million and change its hiring practices to settle a sex-discrimination suit over hiring at an eastern Kentucky The retail giant reached the deal with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday, when a trial was set...

Female Employees Sue Goldman Sachs, Alleging Sex Discrimination

NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs has engaged in systemic and pervasive discrimination against its female professional employees, according to a lawsuit filed Sept. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ( H. Cristina Chen-Oster, et al. v. Goldman Sachs, Inc., et al. , No. 10-civ...

Supreme Court: Title VII Forbids Third-Party Retaliation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An employer may not use third-party reprisal as a means of retaliating against the third party's fiancée, an employee who filed a discrimination claim, and the third-party employee has standing to sue the employer, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan...

Supreme Court Says Company Can't Fire Employee's Fiancée

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court says companies can't fire people simply because they are in a relationship with other employees who complain of discrimination. The high court on Monday unanimously ruled for Eric Thompson, who was fired from a North American Stainless plant in Kentucky...

Wal-Mart Sex Bias Case Hits Possible Court Block

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court appears ready to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of at least a half-million women, and that could make it harder for other workers nationwide to bring class-action claims against large employers. The 10-year-old lawsuit....

Lawsuit: Sexy Costumes Led To Firing Of N.J. Casino Servers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (AP) When Kathryn Felici was told that she and other cocktail waitresses at Resorts Casino Hotel were to pose for photos in skimpy new flapper costumes, she thought it was to evaluate the sexy black outfits to make sure they fit and looked right. What the women didn't know....

Group Sues Over Title IX High School Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A group of coaches, parents and others is suing the Education Department over how it determines whether high schools are complying with the federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools. The 1972 law, Title IX, has helped open more academic and sports opportunities for women...

Puerto Rico Company Accused Of Male Discrimination

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - (AP) A U.S. enforcement agency has filed a federal lawsuit accusing a wholesale jewelry and beauty products company of discriminating against men by hiring only women for its managerial positions. Ventura Corporation Ltd. repeatedly discriminated against men from 2004 through...