Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

Analytic Stress settles discrimination lawsuit

by Associated Press Published: August 3,2011

Tags: discrimination, EEOC, employment, employment law, human resources, settlement

PASCAGOULA — A Pascagoula company has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a sex-based retaliation discrimination lawsuit filed by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Analytic Stress Relieving Inc. had terminated a female employee in retaliation for her complaints about alleged sexual harassment, according to EEOC. The Mississippi Press reported the company serves petrochemical and […] [...]

Hospital wins verdict in discrimination case

by Associated Press Published: July 12,2011

Tags: courts, discrimination, employment, healthcare, hospitals, lawsuit, race, racial discrimination

GREENWOOD — A federal appeals court has upheld the verdict in a discrimination lawsuit won by Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Former hospital board attorney George Dulin sued the hospital after he alleged he was fired in 2006 by the majority-black hospital board because he is white. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit last year. Dulin’s attorney […] [...]

Hosemann to fight redistricting battle to ‘final conclusion’

by For the MBJ Published: June 10,2011

Tags: census, discrimination, elections, lawsuit, Politics, redistricting, state government

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has responded to the NAACP’s announcement that it would appeal the ruling of a three-judge federal panel concerning redistricting. Hosemann wrote in a statement: “A month ago, the federal court sided in our favor to follow the state constitution and give our elected lawmakers another year to finish […] [...]

NAACP to appeal panel’s ruling on redistricting

by Associated Press Published: June 9,2011

Tags: census, courts, discrimination, elections, Politics, racial discrimination, redistricting, votes

JACKSON — The NAACP says it will appeal a federal panel’s ruling that candidates for the Mississippi Legislature this year will run in current districts. Carroll Rhodes, attorney for the NAACP, tells The Clarion-Ledger that the appeal will be filed within 30 days in the U.S. Supreme Court. He would not discuss the details. The […] [...]

Hosemann releases statement on redistricting ruling

by For the MBJ Published: May 17,2011

Tags: census, discrimination, elections, federal government, lawsuit, redistricting, state government

JACKSON — A three-judge federal panel has ruled in favor of the Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s position that the state Constitution should be followed regarding the redistricting process and has ordered legislators run under the old legislative district lines in the 2011 election cycle. In a statement, Hosemann wrote: “The federal court has ruled […] [...]

USDA looks to settle more discrimination claims

by Wally Northway Published: February 28,2011

Tags: agriculture, discrimination, federal government

WASHINGTON — As part of continued efforts to close the chapter on allegations that discrimination occurred at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in past decades, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Assistant Attorney General Tony West have announced the establishment of a process to resolve the claims of Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who […] [...]

Bill introduced to fund settlement with black farmers

by Wally Northway Published: September 24,2010

Tags: agriculture, Congress, discrimination, farmers, racial discrimination

WASHINGTON — A bill has finally been introduced in the U.S. Senate to fund the $1.15-billion settlement reached between black farmers and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack back in February. Senators Kay R. Hagan (D-N.C.), Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) yesterday introduced the bill that would fund the payback to black farmers in […] [...]

Court rules against Wal-Mart

by Associated Press Published: April 27,2010

Tags: courts, discrimination, lawsuit, retail

SAN FRANCISCO — A divided federal appeals court in San Francisco says Wal-Mart Stores Inc. must face a massive class-action lawsuit that claims the world’s largest private employer discriminates against women workers. The 6-5 ruling by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on yesterday exposes the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer to billions in damages if […] [...]

Black farmers settle for $1.25B

by Associated Press Published: February 19,2010

Tags: agriculture, discrimination, USDA

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced the successful resolution of the longstanding litigation known as Pigford II. The settlement agreement, which is contingent on appropriation by Congress, will provide a total of $1.25 billion to African American farmers who alleged that they suffered racial discrimination in U.S. […] [...]

Dunlin wants jury to hear case

by Associated Press Published: February 17,2010

Tags: attorney, discrimination, healthcare, hospital

GREENWOOD — George Dulin is asking a federal appeals court to let a jury determine the fate of his discrimination lawsuit against Greenwood Leflore Hospital. The white former hospital attorney had alleged he was fired because of his race by the majority-black hospital board, but a judge dismissed Dulin’s suit during a trial in Aberdeen […] [...]

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