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Local workers suing Howard Industries for hiring illegals

LAUREL — A Mississippi company that pleaded guilty to conspiracy related to the nation’s largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants is now facing a second lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against non-immigrants who applied for jobs. In February, a discrimination lawsuit was filed in federal court against Howard Industries on behalf of four black women claims the company gave preferential ...

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Analytic Stress settles discrimination lawsuit

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 power companies. Federal officials said ...

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Hospital wins verdict in discrimination case

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 contended that the jury should ...

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Hosemann to fight redistricting battle to 'final conclusion'

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 the redistricting process. The court ...

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NAACP to appeal panel's ruling on redistricting

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 candidate qualifying deadline was June ...

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Hosemann releases statement on redistricting ruling

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 in favor of protecting our ...

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To HR professionals: Beware of 'cat's paw' liability

By Wally Northway A decision recently rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court opens employers to liability for discriminatory employment practices in a theory that up until the ruling had gained little traction in the higher courts. Now, human resources managers need to be aware that the “cat’s paw” liability theory has been deemed constitutional and holds broad implications for employment ...

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USDA looks to settle more discrimination claims

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 assert that they were discriminated ...

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Bill introduced to fund settlement with black farmers

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 the Pigford discrimination case. “We ...

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Court rules against Wal-Mart

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 it loses the case at ...

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