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Car wash chain settles EEOC racial discrimination claims


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a $225,000 settlement with a car wash chain for allegedly failing to promote African-Americans in its Birmingham, Alabama-area locations.

The agency said Monday that Tucson, Arizona-based Car Wash Headquarters Inc., which does business as Mister Car Wash and Mister Hotshine and operates more than 250 car washes and 34 lube centers throughout the United States, had failed to promote Antonio Purdom and a class of similarly situated African-American employees to supervisor and management positions.

Instead, in some cases, it promoted less qualified white employees, some with no prior work experience, the EEOC said in its statement. The company was charged with violating…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg compares exclusion of women in Israel to discrimination against African-Americans in U.S. – Isr…


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has compared the exclusion of women in Israel to the discrimination against African-Americans in the United States, noting the “separate but equal” doctrine that the court overturned starting with Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.

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Fair Housing Center joins national housing discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America


On Tuesday, the Toledo-based Fair Housing Center joined the National Fair Housing Alliance, 18 other fair housing organizations, and two Maryland homeowners in filing a federal housing discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America.

Filed in U.S. District Court…

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Lawsuit alleges housing discrimination by Bank of America in Indianapolis, other cities



Of the 24 houses investigated in Indianapolis, 10 were in African-American neighborhoods, three were in predominantly non-white neighborhoods …
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African-American assistant director alleges racial discrimination


CLEARWATER — An African-American employee is suing St. Petersburg, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Dwight Wilson filed a complaint June 12 in Pinellas Circuit Court against the city of St. Petersburg, alleging violation of the Florida Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 30, 2016, Wilson was terminated from his employment in the city’s Water Resources Department where he has been the first first African-American interim director. Wilson says he has suffered loss of employment, loss of income, privileges and benefits, mental and emotional distress, humiliation,, embarrassment and damage to his professional reputation. 

The plaintiff alleges St. Petersburg unlawfully discriminated against him based upon his…

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Former staffer files discrimination lawsuit against St. Francis Medical Center




TRENTON >> A former St. Francis Medical Center employee who was fired in January filed a civil lawsuit earlier this month alleging racial discrimination in the workplace.

According to the lawsuit, Wendy Tabor — an African American registered nurse employed by St. Francis in 2015 — was fired shortly after writing a letter to Human Resources (HR) regarding a hostile work environment.

“Losing a job is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a person and when there is a discriminatory undertone and allegations of a hostile work environment it makes it doubly worse,” Tabor’s attorney Gregg Zeff of Zeff Law Firm said.

The lawsuit says Tabor witnessed other hospital employees arguing about President Donald Trump and…

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