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What is considered to be disparate impact or treatment?

Most workplace discrimination lawsuits that were filed around the time the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law had to do with racial discrimination. While race continues to be a leading reason that employees or prospective employees file workplace discrimination lawsuits, it's not the only reason. Many individuals have been motivated to sue because they belong to other protected classes in recent years.

Intel settles a gender and racial discrimination lawsuit

The San Francisco-based Intel Corporation settled with the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this week. They agreed to pay a $5 million settlement for having allowed a select group of their workers to discriminate against its Hispanic, African-American and female employees.

How unconscious bias works

In some cases, discrimination in the workplace is driven by very deliberate bias. A person clearly feels like others of a certain ethnicity, age, gender or religion are less important than others and acts against them.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is sued once again

A woman, who worked for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for nine years, filed a discrimination lawsuit against her former employer on April 18. In her filing, she chronicled how she was overlooked for promotions and later publicly demoted during her tenure working with them.

Concerning facts about religious discrimination

Religious discrimination is as old as religion itself, and modern countries like the United States have taken steps to make it illegal, but it continues to happen. Workers may face discrimination on the job that leads to constant harassment, wrongful termination, lower pay or even the inability to get a job at all.

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