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Worker Sues Store for $2M After Being Fired Following Racism Complaint

A former Fred Meyer employee who says he was fired from a Portland, Ore., store after he complained about a pattern of racism has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the grocery store chain. Michael Mangum, who is 26 and …

Target Settles Employee’s Late Lunch Firing Suit

Target Corp. has agreed to pay $275,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former employee at one of its Northern California stores who said she was fired because she took her lunch breaks late. The settlement comes after Margarita …

Florida Firm Faces Damages Over Discriminatory Email

A Fort Lauderdale, Fla., company that hires crews for yachts is facing damages after an employee accidentally sent an email to an applicant saying she wasn’t hired because she’s black and overweight. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Broward County …

Former Employee Sues Nebraska Insurance Company

A former worker at Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska is suing for employment discrimination. The Lincoln Journal Star says the lawsuit was filed in Lancaster County District Court. It alleges that the company violated the Nebraska Fair Employment Practices …

Iowa Pays $180,000 to Working Mom Fired by State

The state has agreed to pay $180,000 to settle the claim of a state worker who was fired after her supervisor expressed skepticism that working mothers can handle high-pressure jobs. That supervisor, Roya Stanley, then resigned from her job at …

Supreme Court Justices Question Bias Class Action Against Wal-Mart

Several Supreme Court justices sharply questioned Tuesday whether female employees at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. can proceed with the largest class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit in history that seeks billions of dollars. At issue in the case is whether a small group of …