Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

Justice Department objects to school desegregation plan

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Department of Justice has objected to the Cleveland School District’s plan to desegregate two local schools. The Bolivar Commercial reports the Justice Department filed the objection this past month with the U.S. District Court. In May, the school district filed a proposal with the federal court to desegregate the East Side […] [...]

Howard Industries settles post-raid discrimination lawsuit

LAUREL — Federal court records show a Mississippi company that was the target of the largest U.S. workplace raid on illegal immigrants has settled a discrimination lawsuit by four black women who claimed the company gave preferential treatment to Latinos. A tentative settlement was announced in February. Details were released in court documents filed this […] [...]

Hosemann: Response to voter ID initiative ‘limited’

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Secretary of State’s Office reports its outreach initiative offering assistance to individuals with no acceptable forms of photo voter identification has received limited response in its first two weeks. “We have inundated the state with outreach initiatives requesting these individuals contact our office,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “So far, only […] [...]

College Board will again try to raise funds to endow HBCUs

JACKSON — After years of delay, members of the state’s College Board will again try to raise $34 million in private money to endow Mississippi’s three historically black universities. The board pledged to raise a $35 million endowment over seven years for Alcorn State, Jackson State and Mississippi Valley State when the Ayers discrimination case […] [...]

Court rules for community college in workplace retalition case

RAYMOND — A federal appeals court has ruled for Hinds Community College in a workplace retaliation case. In 2010, a Mississippi federal judge ordered the school to pay a former professor $345,020 after a federal jury found she had been the victim of workplace retaliation. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals […] [...]

Ex-business manager files lawsuit against Ole Miss

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has until the end of the month to file a response to a lawsuit from a former business manager who alleges she was fired because she is black. The Oxford Eagle reports Ginger R. Walton also alleges in federal court documents that she was also fired for refusing to […] [...]

Howard reaches tentative settlement in discrimination lawsuit

LAUREL — Court records say a Mississippi company that was the target of the largest U.S. workplace raid on illegal immigrants has reached a tentative settlement in a discrimination lawsuit by four black women who claimed the company gave preferential treatment to Latinos. The lawsuit claimed one of the plaintiffs applied for a job at […] [...]

City answers Justice Department questions about mental health clinic

OCEAN SPRINGS — The city of Ocean Springs has answered questions from the Department of Justice on its denial of a permit for a mental health clinic. The Mississippi Press reports the city claims it did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act when the Board of Aldermen denied permits to allow the Psycamore mental […] [...]

Baker Donelson recognized for hiring practices

by Published: December 22,2011

Tags: attorneys, discrimination, hiring, law, law firms, lawyers

JACKSON — The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has received a score of 85 in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2012 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This marks a 15-point increase from the firm’s 2011 CEI score. The HRC’s CEI report, released each fall, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of […] [...]

Supreme Court upholds decision on redistricting

JACKSON — The Supreme Court will not get involved in a fight over redistricting in Mississippi. The court affirmed today a lower court ruling allowing state lawmakers to run in their current districts this year. The justices rejected an appeal from the Mississippi NAACP. The Mississippi Legislature did not pass a redistricting plan this year. […] [...]

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