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September 2012 Archives

Filipino-American nurses win California discrimination case

A group of Filipino-American nurses have won a case of discrimination based on national origin and harassment against the Delano Regional Medical Center in the Central Valley of the state. Filipino-American nurses were required by management to attend meeting where they were informed that speaking Tagalog and other Filipino languages in the workplace, such as the cafeteria and break rooms, with threats of discipline and suspension if they did so. The nurses alleged that other bilingual staffers were not treated in the same way.

Class action lawsuit filed against California favorite In-N-Out

A class action lawsuit has been filed in Alameda County Superior Court alleging racial and age discrimination by In-N-Out, the popular fast-food burger restaurant. The plaintiffs are two black men over 40 who claim that they were denied employment by the company. According to the lawsuit, the chain allegedly "recruits, hires and maintains a workforce that is predominantly under the age of 40 and/or non-African-American."

California bill bans religious discrimination in the workplace

On Monday, September 10, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills designed to combat anti-Sikh discrimination. The gathering of over 500 Sikhs from as far as Texas and Colorado enthusiastically welcomed the two new pieces of legislation.

Gender complaint settled -- with interest

A Minnesota boat-making business and its parent company agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor of nearly $300,000 over allegations of discriminating against hiring women. Back wages and interest to 185 female job applicants who were rejected for entry-level positions will be paid out.

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