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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 …

Tesla Must Face Lawsuit Claiming Racism at California Factory

A federal judge rejected Tesla Inc’s effort to dismiss claims by two former workers that the California electric car factory where they worked was a hotbed of racial hostility, clearing the way for a possible trial. In a decision on …

Three Women Allege Harassment at Tech Startup

Asya Bradley stayed late for a meeting at the office of the startup where she worked last year, when her boss became so angry that he threw a notebook and a phone across the table, according a lawsuit she filed …

MetLife Is Sued Over Alleged Gender Pay Gap, Sexist Comments

A former MetLife Inc. executive claims she suffered years of gender-based pay discrimination and harassment from members of the insurer’s top leadership team and that she was fired after complaining about a lack of diversity. Mona Moazzaz, a former chief …