A New York school district is liable under Title VI for being deliberately indifferent to the harassment suffered by a biracial student, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in affirming a $1 million judgment.
An Ohio franchisee who runs several western Pennsylvania Panera Bread stores has agreed to pay more than $76,000 to settle discrimination claims by current and former black employees.
A Laurel, Miss.-based electric transformer company has agreed to pay $1.3 million and hire at least 70 workers as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by four black women who accused the company of discrimination for allegedly hiring only Hispanic workers.
Dozens of black and Hispanic children who said they experienced racial discrimination at a swim club in an overwhelmingly white suburb will share proceeds from the sale of the club, which filed for bankruptcy after their allegations, according to a settlement.
The Springdale, Ark. School District says it’s settling a lawsuit filed by a former teacher who accused the district of racial discrimination.
Civil rights plaintiffs could not sue individual state actors under a pattern-or-practice theory of liability, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
A federal court jury has awarded $25 million in damages to a western New York steel plant employee who says his bosses failed to stop years of racial taunts and insults from his co-workers, behavior his lawyer likened to something out of the 1950s.
Financial services company Wells Fargo & Co. said it has reached a settlement agreement with Memphis, Tenn. and Shelby County to drop a lawsuit against it for alleged foreclosure-related race-discrimination. The bank was charged of doing much more foreclosures in predominantly African-American neighborhoods than in white neighborhoods.
WASHINGTON – For employers, policies that forbid the hiring of convicted felons may seem like a very good, common-sense idea, especially for companies in the hospitality industry or any other trade involving frequent contact with customers.
But under an initiative from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission designed to root out race-based systemic hiring practices, blanket policies against hiring applicants with criminal histories could land employers in hot water.
Does the University of Texas’ admissions policy that considers race as one of many factors in admitting students to the state college violate the Equal Protection Clause?
U.S. Supreme Court. Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, No. 11-345. Certiorari granted: Feb. 21, 2012. Ruling below: 631 F.3d 213 (5th Cir. 2011).