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Black EMS captains file suit alleging racial discrimination

Five black captains in Cleveland's emergency medical services division have sued the city and its EMS commissioner alleging racial discrimination.

The lawsuit accuses the city and EMS Commissioner Nicole Carlton of treating the black captains differently than white co-workers.


Univeristy of Oregon HR launches harassment and discrimination prevention training

Human resources is launching a new initiative to reinforce the university’s commitment to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment and promoting a respectful workplace.

As part of the effort, all faculty members, officers of administration, classified employees and graduate employees will be required to take an updated web-based workplace harassment and discrimination prevention training. All UO employees, with the exception of temporary and student employees, must complete the training by the end of spring term


'Blatant discrimination,' sexual harassment cited as City of Salem workplace problems

Sexual harassment and "blatant discrimination" are just two workplace problems City of Salem employees say they've encountered.


UNC found in violation of federal law in its handling of sex assault and discrimination

UNC-Chapel Hill has been found in violation of the Title IX anti-discrimination law after a five-year federal investigation into its policies and procedures governing sexual assault and harassment cases


Delta employees claim they were fired for speaking Korean, reporting sexual harassment

Four former Delta employees are suing the airline for allegedly firing them for speaking Korean and reporting sexual harassment in the workplace, claiming “race and national origin discrimination and retaliation.”