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Stockbroker Awarded Millions After Being Terminated For Army Reserve Duty

A stockbroker was awarded several million dollars in a wrongful termination lawsuit after a court determined that he was retaliated against for going on reserve duty.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/09/2014

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Jury Sides With Brea Restaurant In ‘Senorita Night’ Discrimination Lawsuit

Jurors in Orange County have rejected a Southland man’s complaint that he faced sexual discrimination when a local Mexican food restaurant refused to offer him discount prices for “Senorita Night” events.

11/05/2014

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California School, Feds Settle Transgender Complaint

The Downey Unified School District has agreed to give the middle-school student access to the same facilities and activities as other female students, including athletic tryouts and district-sponsored overnight events.

10/14/2014

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Lawsuit Claims City Of Bellflower Blocks Minority Candidates

The suit, filed Monday, says Bellflower’s system of electing five council members at large instead of choosing each one from a specific area dilutes the voting strength of minorities.

07/14/2014

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Feminist Majority Foundation Campaigns Against Beverly Hills Hotel Amid Human Rights Controversy

At issue is an edict by the hotel owner, the Sultan of Brunei, to impose a law in his country on Friday that would allow the stoning of gays and women.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2014

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African-American LAPD Captain Files Lawsuit Against City For Discrimination, Retaliation

A black Los Angeles police captain is filing a lawsuit against the city, alleging that he was denied promotions due to the fact that he did not conform with what he claims is Chief Charlie Beck’s belief that all officers sent to Board of Rights hearings should be fired.

04/14/2014

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Police Sgt. Sues City, Claims He Was Discriminated Against For Wiccan Religion

Sgt. A.J. DeBellis, who joined the LAPD in 1990, filed a complaint Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

04/07/2014

Attorneys say teachers at Desert Knolls Elementary School have reprimanded students for passing out coins (pictured above) with Bible verses imprinted on them. (Photo courtesy: Freedom X)

Attorney Demands Apology For Alleged School Crackdown On Bible Verse Coins

A legal firm has put Apple Valley Unified school officials on notice for complaints of alleged discrimination against Christian students handing out coins with an imprinted Bible verse.

03/20/2014

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Jury Awards $26M To Staples Worker, 66, In Discrimination Lawsuit

A 66-year-old Los Angeles man who claimed he was harassed and discriminated against at his job at a Staples store has been awarded $26 million by a jury, according to reports.

02/28/2014

Attorneys for three Orange County police officers allege the Westminster Police Department unlawfully discriminated against Latino police officers.

Jury Selection Gets Underway In Westminster Police Discrimination Trial

Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday in an employment discrimination trial against the Westminster Police Department.

02/18/2014

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Teacher Sues, Says She Was Fired For Being A Lesbian, Helping LGBT Students

A lesbian teacher is suing the Hesperia Unified School District after she says she lost her job because she stood up for gay and lesbian students.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/19/2013

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City Council OKs $1.5M Settlement For Black LAPD Officer In Discrimination Case

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday gave the go ahead for a $1.5 million legal settlement to a black police officer who alleged workplace discrimination and a hostile work environment.

11/06/2013

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Suit Alleges Pregnant Bartender Was Fired For Not Dressing Like ‘California Hooker’

A former bartender at a San Fernando Valley pub alleges that she was fired from her job because she was pregnant and that her clothing was not risque enough.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/09/2013

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Study: On Screen Hollywood Loves The Gays, Off Screen Not So Much

A new study suggests the proliferation of gay and transgender characters in films and television shows has not prevented gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood.

09/27/2013

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Lawyers Sign Deal To Drop Lawsuit Against Paula Deen

Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, who was dumped by the Food Network and other business partners after she said under oath that she had used racial slurs in the past.

08/23/2013

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