Tag: Lawsuit

NJ Transit Settles $3.65 Million Discrimination Suit

NJ Transit recently settled a $3.65 million racial discrimination lawsuit with seven former African American employees, who cited racial insults from supervisors as the cause for legal action. In January 2014, accusations surfaced after a supervisor, no longer employed by the agency, put a makeshift noose around an employee’s neck…

Walmart Steps Up for Comedian Tracy Morgan in Settlement

Sam Aronov / Shutterstock.com Walmart (one of DiversityInc’s 25 noteworthy companies) reached a legal settlement with comedian and actor Tracy Morgan in the tragic crash last June that killed Morgan’s friend and fellow comedian, James McNair (known as Jimmy Mack), and severely injured Morgan and other passengers in his limousine….

Fraternity Ousted Over Racist Chant Lawyers Up

By Michael Nam The University of Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has hired a very high-profile lawyer after being kicked off campus in the aftermath of the racist-chant video coming to light. The fraternity has engaged the services of Stephen Jones, best known as the lead defense attorney for…

$1.15-Billion Black-Farmers Lawsuit Is Case Study in Diversity-Management Mistakes

Why has the federal government been so far behind corporate America in recognizing the value of diversity and inclusion and implementing diversity-management initiatives Lack of action plans and accountability, says noted discrimination attorney Weldon Latham. He sat down with DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti recently to talk about his efforts to…