discrimination

  • Lebanese-American Lawyer Sues Chicago-Based Firm Over Revoked Job Offer

    A Lebanese-American lawyer has taken legal action against a national law firm, alleging discrimination in a lawsuit filed recently. Jinan Chehade claims she was fired from Foley & Lardner, a firm based in Chicago, just a day before she was scheduled to commence her job, citing her Muslim and Arab identity as reasons. According to…

  • American Airlines Faces Lawsuit After 8 Black Men Removed From Flight Over Alleged ‘Offensive’ Body Odor

    A recent incident involving American Airlines has sparked controversy and legal action after eight black passengers were forced to disembark from a flight due to complaints about body odor. Three of the men involved have now filed a lawsuit against the airline, citing discrimination and the traumatic nature of the experience. The events unfolded in…

  • California School District Agrees To Pay $360,000 To Settle Lawsuit With Teacher Over Preferred Pronoun Dispute

    A California school district has agreed to settle a lawsuit with Jessica Tapia, a teacher who claims she was terminated due to her religious beliefs after she refused to use students’ preferred pronouns. The Jurupa Unified School District in Riverside County will pay Tapia $360,000, according to a May 14 press release from Advocates for…

  • Biggest Law School Scholarships Disproportionately Go To White Students, ABA Finds

    New data from the American Bar Association reveals disparities in scholarship distribution among law students based on race. According to the data, white law students, who constitute approximately 61% of the national pool of full-time law students, were awarded 70% of full-tuition scholarships offered by law schools this year. In contrast, students of color, representing…

  • Chicago Agree $5.8 Million Settlement in Water Department Racism Lawsuit

    The City of Chicago is on the brink of finalizing a $5.8 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit filed by 12 Black employees against the city’s water department, alleging pervasive racism and a toxic work environment. The tentative agreement, reached on May 6, comes just before a scheduled trial in federal court. According to CBS…

  • Black Activist Accuses Liberty University of Discrimination and Neglect Leading to Student’s Academic Struggles

    Essie Berry, a civil rights activist, is demanding a thorough state and federal investigation into Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. The investigation is centered around allegations that the institution, particularly its President Dr. Dondi E. Costin, Chairperson Dr. Maria Garcia de La Noceda, and reviewer Dr. Renita P. Ellis-Watson, intentionally orchestrated circumstances that caused African…

  • North Carolina Voter ID Trial Commences Amidst Dispute Over Discrimination Claims

    The onset of a federal trial scheduled for Monday in Winston-Salem marks a pivotal moment in the legal battle surrounding North Carolina’s controversial photo voter identification law. The lawsuit, initiated more than five years ago by the state NAACP and various local chapters, challenges the constitutionality of the law enacted by the Republican-dominated General Assembly…

  • Transgender Community In Tennessee Wants State’s Refusal To Amend Birth Certificates Declared Unconstitutional

    A federal appeals court convened on Thursday, May 2, to hear arguments regarding a longstanding Tennessee policy that prohibits transgender individuals from altering the sex designation on their birth certificates. Originally filed in federal court in Nashville in 2019, the lawsuit was brought forth by transgender Tennesseans who contend that the state’s restriction lacks a…

  • American Civil Liberties Union Celebrates Supreme Court Victory For Workplace Equality

    In a groundbreaking decision hailed as a victory for workplace equality, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced a significant win following a ruling by the Supreme Court on April 17. The ruling in Muldrow v. City of St. Louis solidified that protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act extend to prohibit discrimination…

  • Idaho Goes To The Supreme Court to Argue That Pregnant People Are Second-Class Citizens

    Idaho finds itself at the center of a contentious legal battle with significant implications for pregnant people’s access to emergency medical care as the state challenges the applicability of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) in cases involving abortion care. The dispute, scheduled for oral arguments on April 24th before the Supreme…