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‘Heightened Alert’: Abortion Providers Brace for Ruling

In her first week on the job at a Philadelphia abortion clinic, Amanda Kifferly was taught how to search for bombs. About a year later, protesters blocked the entrances and exits of the The Women’s Centers, at one point pulling …

Tesla Barred from Pausing Race Bias Case While Challenging Agency’s Powers

Tesla Inc TSLA.O cannot pause a California civil rights agency’s lawsuit alleging widespread race discrimination at an assembly plant while the electric carmaker separately challenges the agency’s ability to sue employers, a judge ruled on Wednesday. California Superior Court Judge …

Supervisor on Miss. Ship Abused Multiple Women, Lawsuit Says

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A military manufacturer and a contracting company are being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly ignoring claims of sexual assault by staff members on Coast Guard ships in Mississippi, a news outlet reported. …

Restaurant Owner Gets $1.7M Over Claim of City Harassment

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta barbecue restaurant owner will get $1.7 million to settle a federal lawsuit claiming he was harassed by government officials and employees. The city of Stockbridge’s insurer will pay the money to Arick Whitson, …

US Female Firefighters Fight Discrimination With Lawsuits

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The highest ranking female firefighter in Asheville, North Carolina, says she was repeatedly discriminated against because of her sex and fought to keep her job while battling breast cancer. The first female chief of a municipal …

U.S. Senators Propose Limiting Liability Shield for Social Media Platforms

WASHINGTON — Three Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill that would limit Section 230, a law that shields online companies from liability over content posted by users, and make the companies more accountable when posts result in harm. Called the …

It’s Now Even Easier to Fire U.S. Workers for What They Say

Employers in the U.S. just got more latitude to fire employees who speak up about harassment and discrimination. They can already legally terminate people for almost any reason, including what they say at work. One of the few exceptions to …

US Appeals Court Says Jury Should Decide Ex-Player’s Lawsuit

CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court has ruled that a jury should decide on a former university softball player’s charge that her coach violated her First Amendment rights after a sexual assault on campus in Ohio. A three-judge panel of …

3 Former Track Athletes Suing NCAA, Coach Over Alleged Abuse

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Three former student-athletes who say they were sexually abused by a track coach on Wednesday sued the NCAA, its board of governors and the coach, alleging the governing body didn’t do enough to protect NCAA athletes. …

Victoria’s Secret Refused to Act to Protect Women, Models Say

Victoria’s Secret is under fire again from models after new allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced over the weekend. The Model Alliance, an organization that advocates for the protection of models, sent a letter to Victoria’s Secret Chief Executive Officer John …