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HCA Healthcare Under Fire for Charity Care as Part of $162 Million Lawsuit

HCA Healthcare, the nation’s largest for-profit hospital system, faces court scrutiny of its charity care.

Is EEOC Allowing Discrimination Against Older Workers, People With Disabilities?

Reverse Discrimination? EEOC Allows Bias in Favor of People With Disabilities, Older Workers

An EEOC discussion letter states that the ADA and ADEA cover only one-way discrimination; they do not cover those without disabilities or the more youthful.

Elouise Cobell, Blackfeet American Indian tribe leader, shakes hands with President Obama

$3.4B Class-Action Lawsuit Ends: 350,000 American Indians to Receive Payout

The 17-year lawsuit’s settlement includes $1,000 checks for American Indian beneficiaries and a scholarship fund.

What will the Supreme Court rule? Will Discrimination Cases Increase?

New ‘Supervisor’ Definitions Could Increase Discrimination Lawsuits

The Supreme Court’s decision could reduce employer liability, but it also may increase racial-discrimination and sexual-harassment cases.

Who Can't Be Sued for Discrimination?

Who Can’t Be Sued for Discrimination?

Your company may be exempt from employment laws, but you can still get sued. Here’s what you need to know.

Managers’ Racist Bullying Ends in Hospital Paying $1M Lawsuit

A court rules in favor of 70 Filipino caregivers who were ruthlessly harassed for not “speaking English.” Watch the video.

Can You Prevent a ‘Todd Akin’ Moment at Your Organization?

You have the right to your opinion but not to destroy other people's productivity or conflict with the values of your employer.

Racial Discrimination: Black Employee Fired After Being Called the N-Word

See how this employee’s firing was justified, and read other cases on racial discrimination, religion, disability and FMLA.


Denied Healthcare Insurance: Wife Files Lawsuit

This transgender woman took action when a healthcare company denied her spousal benefits. Here’s how the court ruled.


Ruling Against Defense of Marriage Act Is Major Diversity Victory

The federal court decision striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is a major civil-rights victory for advocates supporting diversity and inclusion. With President Obama and more leaders of the Black community on board, marriage equality is gaining momentum rapidly.

From Civil Rights to Global Human Rights

Here’s how attorney Raymond M. Brown makes global human rights a personal challenge.


No ADA Accommodation Leads to Seizure, Hospitalization for Diabetic Worker

Can a manager legally keep his employee, who has diabetes, from testing her blood sugar? Read this and other recent discrimination cases.

Is Professor’s ‘Hi, Sweetie’ Comment Sexual Harassment?

Did diversity and inclusion in a corporate culture cause a reaction to this chin-chucking incident? Read this case and more in our legal update.

‘Equal-Opportunity Bullies,’ Forced Family Leave & More in Latest Legal Update

Did a Black employee create a hostile work environment for white workers? Read this and other important legal decisions.

White Employee Wins Racial-Discrimination Lawsuit

Racist emails, gender discrimination and unlawful terminations—read about these and other recent court rulings.

Lying About Disability, Covering Up Sexual Harassment & Other Legal Issues

See the new deadline for reporting the number of veteran employees in a company, the outcome of the largest ADA settlement in history, and more.

How to Fairly Hire Applicants With Criminal Records

Employers need to consider all applicants and exclude people with criminal records only when it is a legitimate disqualification. Here's how to determine what's relevant to your positions.

Protect Young Employees From Harassment

How can you ensure that teens you employ are protected against sexual harassment, abusive environments and age discrimination?