A former show model will be paid $7.7 million for damages after she was terminated by producers after seven years on the show. She claimed that she was discriminated against and ultimately terminated hue to her pregnancy. Moreover, when she attempted to return to production after maternity leave, she was rejected.
In 1990, a physician signed a contract with the state of California to provide surgical services for inmates at a women's prison. As a result of the increase in prison population, the surgeon was forced to dedicate more time to his treatment there, and closed his practice. Seven years ago, he was suddenly fired. As a result, he filed a wrongful termination suit, as he was fired without explanation and the state broke his contract. He was recently awarded a $3.3 million settlement.
An age and discrimination lawsuit has been filed against the Detroit Lions, Inc. by a former staffer in their community affairs office. The woman claims that she was passed up for promotion and terminated based on her age and gender. She was denied a director's position and let go after 20 years of employment with the team. She is seeking damages under a civil rights law barring employers from workplace discrimination based on religion, skin color, age and body type.
An Encino, California teacher is claiming that she was wrongfully terminated as a result of speaking out against the offensive behavior of the chair of the school board, which occurred at a school fundraiser. The event occurred eight years ago, but has recently been back in the news after a video was released of the chair dressed in an Afro wig with an animal print costume and blackface. His behavior was criticized in the media. One of the teachers at the school was interviewed in March about the incident, which she described as "racially offensive and egregiously inappropriate."