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Man Decides to Become Woman, Gets Fired

March 16, 2007
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A Florida city preaches tolerance, but officials fire the city manager after news of his planned sex change surfaces Even though he was fired, the city manager of Largo, Florida, still defends the city’s diversity program.
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Two EEOC Initiatives Highlighted in Action Against Walgreens

March 15, 2007
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The agency has said it would pursue systemic discrimination and root out racism. It appears to be doing both in its employment discrimination class lawsuit against Walgreen Co.
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EEOC Campaign Takes Aim at Race, Color Bias

March 12, 2007
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Almost one year ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched an initiative to target systemic discrimination by pursuing pattern and practice cases and class actions.
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Judge Says Cash Balance Plans Not Age Discriminatory

February 26, 2007
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Cash balance pension plans do not discriminate against older employees, a federal judge has ruled.
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Avoid Getting Sued Risks and Rewards in Recruitment Record Keeping

February 21, 2007
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Employers received a harsh reminder of the importance of consistent recruitment practices and record-keeping policies when an administrative law judge approved a consent decree requiring Goodyear Tire & Rubber to pay $925,000 in back wages to 800 female job applicants who alleged hiring discrimination. Solid data collection practices during the hiring process can ensure compliance with federal regulations and help track recruiting results.
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House Panel OKs Genetic Discrimination, Card Check Bills

February 15, 2007
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The genetics measure sailed through a House committee in 30 minutes, while the bill to make workplace organizing easier took more than seven hours and has drawn a presidential veto threat.
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'Sorry, We Don't Like the Looks of Your DNA' House, Senate Address Genetic Bias In Hiring

February 15, 2007
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Both the House and Senate have recently addressed an issue that hasn’t popped up much on business radar—genetic discrimination. Despite congressional activity, genetic discrimination suits rarely turn up in courtrooms.
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Biggest-Ever Bias Suit May Fuel Tort Trend

February 13, 2007
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The appellate decision upholds a lower court’s ruling that granted class-action status to the 1.5 million women who work or worked in one or more of Wal-Mart’s 3,400 stores in 41 regions at any time since 1998.
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Sex Discrimination Suit Against Wal-Mart Gets Go-Ahead

February 7, 2007
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The case, brought by a group of seven women alleging bias in pay and promotion, could cost the retailer billions of dollars in damages if it loses.
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Fattism Youre Too Fat to be Hired

February 5, 2007
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British law firm says its OK to discriminate against the obese
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