A teacher in California has filed suit claiming discrimination according to this story in Huff Post Los Angeles: Lesbian Teacher Says She Was Fired for Helping LGBT Students.
A young lesbian English teacher named Julia Frost is suing the San Bernardino Unified School System in Superior Court, claiming that she was terminated because she [...]
A New Mexico Man has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court claiming he was the victim of overzealous police searching for drugs, as reported in Federal lawsuit claims anal probe was unethically conducted by NM police, doctors.
The man searched last January was David Eckert, and he claims the police in Deming, New Mexico [...]
An Illinois woman arrested for DUI has filed suit against LaSalle County because officers violated her rights, according to the Chicago Tribune story, Woman sues LaSalle county over strip-search.
Dana Holmes, a 33 year old store clerk, was stopped on May 18th 2013 on her way home from a wedding because she appeared to [...]
According to the Baltimore Sun, City, former officer settle for $60K over failure to shave for Obama visit.
In January 2009 the president was scheduled to visit Baltimore and 17 year veteran officer Anthony Brown was told to shave. According to his lawsuit, in which he claimed a violation of his civil rights, Brown [...]
In June of this year, the Supreme Court struck down some of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA], specifically, the part which banned gay marriages from being federally recognized. As reported in the Washington Post, by striking down a key component of DOMA, “… the court declared that gay couples married in states [...]
A judge recently ruled that the stop-and-frisk law is unconstitutional because it encourages racial profiling, according to this article in the Washington Post. “The judge, Shira A. Scheindlin, noted that African Americans and Hispanics are the target of the vast majority of these detentions — higher than the rate at which they are responsible for [...]
BMW was sued recently by the EEOC on behalf of workers who feel they were discriminated against due to their race, according to BMW Hit with Discrimination Lawsuit from EEOC.
BMW has a manufacturing plant in South Carolina.
In 2008, new contractors were brought in to do hiring for the plant. They were instructed [...]
Florida is not one of the 35 states that currently require prisons to provide kosher meals for Jewish inmates, but the 2010 lawsuit of Orthodox inmate Bruce Rich seeks to change that, according to this article: Orthodox Jewish prisoner’s lawsuit for kosher food reinstated.
According to Judaism 101, about 21% of all Jewish [...]
A class action lawsuit filed by state employees in Oregon alleges that being required to fill out an online form for health insurance coverage violated their civil rights.
According to Lawsuit: State’s employee wellness program violates civil rights, some of the employees of the state of Oregon opted not to fill out the online [...]
Despite a changing climate of acceptance, and laws aimed at fairness, many transgendered people face daily discrimination. Recently, parents of a 6 year old in Colorado have filed a civil rights complaint in an effort to get their child’s school to let her use the girls’ bathroom.
In this CNN report School’s transgender ruling: [...]
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