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Medical Pot on Campus: Colleges Say No and Face Lawsuits

HARTFORD, Conn. — Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws as students who use medical pot challenge decades-old campus drug policies. In states where medical marijuana is legal, students disciplined for using it …

Jamaican Citizens Sue Exclusive Yellowstone Club Over Wages

HELENA, Mont. — Five Jamaican citizens who were recruited to work at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich just north of Yellowstone National Park say they and more than 100 other Jamaicans were discriminated against and paid less than …

Adjuster’s Comment About ‘Homeys’ Enough to Allow Discrimination Claim to Proceed

A claims adjuster’s comments about “homeys” and “you people” when talking to a South Chicago property owner were enough to merit further proceedings on a discrimination claim against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. However, several counts that alleged a …

Pregnancy Discrimination Continues, 41 Years After Banned by Federal Law

For 41 years, federal law has banned pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. But the stories tumbling out this week show it’s far from eradicated. Prompted by presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s claim that she was forced out of a teaching job …

Capital One, Enterprise Ensnared in Facebook Ad Bias Scandal

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is pursuing allegations that several of Facebook’s advertisers broke the law by restricting job postings on the social network to people of certain ages or genders. The agency joins the Department of Justice and …

McDonald’s Revamps Its Harassment Policy

McDonald’s Corp., in the face of criticism for its handling of harassment complaints, says it’s training workers to deal with the issue and is starting a hotline for victims. In a letter responding to an inquiry from U.S. Senator Tammy …

Lawsuit Alleges Safeco Field Discriminates Against Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair users attending Seattle Mariners baseball games at Safeco Field get a “second-class” experience, a nonprofit disability-rights law firm says, and has filed a discrimination lawsuit. The Seattle Times reports that Washington Civil and Disability Advocate filed the lawsuit earlier …

New Rulings on Medical Marijuana Use Favor Workers

Healthcare worker Katelin Noffsinger told a potential employer that she took medical marijuana to deal with the effects of a car accident, but when a drug test came back positive, the nursing home rescinded her job offer anyway. A federal …

EEOC Harassment Cases May Languish for Years

The federal agency handling workplace harassment complaints has become a crowded waystation in an overwhelmed bureaucracy, with wait times often stretching years. And as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes on renewed significance in light of the growing (hash)MeToo movement, …

Detroit Man Sues Contractor for Alleged Discrimination

A Detroit, Mich., construction worker is suing a contractor for alleged discrimination and racism. Harold Wilson, 63, filed a lawsuit against Hardman Construction Inc. last week, The Detroit News reported . Wilson alleges the contractor used fake addresses for its …