Woman Says She Was Fired From Restaurant For Having The Audacity To Be A Mom

Woman Says She Was Fired From Restaurant For Having The Audacity To Be A Mom

A new mom says her pregnancy wasn’t the warm and glowing time it should’ve been, because her employers at a restaurant in Chicago picked on her for becoming a parent. And after she had the baby, she claims she was fired from her job as a server and manager amidst nasty comments about breastfeeding. [More]

EEOC Investigating Coffee Chain For Alleged 'Hot Chicks Only' Hiring Policy

EEOC Investigating Coffee Chain For Alleged 'Hot Chicks Only' Hiring Policy

A food-service business that only hires attractive young women for customer-facing jobs? Gasp! Who can imagine such a thing? But that’s what Boston-based chain Marylou’s Coffee has been accused of, and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken notice. They’re conducting an investigation to see whether otherwise qualified uglies, oldies, and fatties are being passed over for jobs at Marylou’s. [More]

Does 'No Outside Food' Discriminate Against People With Food Allergies?

Does 'No Outside Food' Discriminate Against People With Food Allergies?

Domenica is gluten intolerant, and there are a number of other foods she can’t eat as well. During a recent visit to the movies, she was caught bringing in outside food and argued with the manager. There isn’t anything available at the concession stand that she can eat without becoming ill. Sure, a private business can set their own rules. But is it discriminatory? In spite of what theater owners might tell you, buying snacks at the cinema isn’t mandatory, and no one’s going to go hungry after a few hours. [More]

Government Sues Panda Express For Alleged Civil Rights Violations

Government Sues Panda Express For Alleged Civil Rights Violations

According to a federal lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a Panda Express general manager at a San Jose, Calif. location mistreated Latino workers, assigning them fewer work hours and more difficult and dirty tasks than he did Asian employees. [More]

Civil Rights Group Sues Maryland's Education Commission For Discrimination

Civil Rights Group Sues Maryland's Education Commission For Discrimination

Maryland’s Higher Education Commission faces a lawsuit brought by a civil rights advocacy group that alleges the state’s treatment of its traditionally black institutions promote segregation and unfair education opportunities. [More]

Woman Sues Strip Club For Discrimination For Charging Female Customers Double

Woman Sues Strip Club For Discrimination For Charging Female Customers Double

In February, a woman says she took her husband to a strip club in Maryland to celebrate. But when they got to the door, they were told that she would have to pay double her husband’s $10 cover charge. Now that woman has slapped the bar with a $200,000 discrimination suit. [More]

Supreme Court Hears Walmart Sex Discrimination Suit Today

Supreme Court Hears Walmart Sex Discrimination Suit Today

Walmart is quite competitive this week, not only vying to move on in the Worst Company in America Sweet 16, but battling female employees in a sex discrimination court today in a case before the Supreme Court. [More]

Tell Walmart You're Gay And You May Be Forced To Wear A Yellow Vest Of Shame

Tell Walmart You're Gay And You May Be Forced To Wear A Yellow Vest Of Shame

A temporary Walmart worker is accusing his former supervisors of forcing him to wear a yellow vest after learning of his sexual orientation. The worker, 18-year-old Fernando Gallardo, was quick to compare the retail behemoth to the Nazis in a complaint filed with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. [More]

Geico's Money Pile Isn't Watching The Divorced

Geico's Money Pile Isn't Watching The Divorced

Natalie separated from her husband and called Geico about separating her car insurance from her soon-to-be ex, but was told the rate would go up quite a bit. She’s feeling discriminated against: [More]

Woman Allegedly Fired For Carrying Breast Cancer Gene

Woman Allegedly Fired For Carrying Breast Cancer Gene

A Connecticut woman is suing her ex-employer for firing her because she was genetically at a higher risk for developing breast cancer, according to her lawsuit. [More]

Walmart Facing Mega Sex Discrimination Suit

Walmart Facing Mega Sex Discrimination Suit

The Daily Beast spotlights a woman who joined in on the ongoing Betty Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. sex discrimination class action suit against Walmart, the largest civil rights class action suit in American history. [More]

Lawsuit: Prada Exec Wanted To Eliminate "Old, Fat, Ugly,
Disgusting" Employees

Lawsuit: Prada Exec Wanted To Eliminate "Old, Fat, Ugly, Disgusting" Employees

Here’s a guy who sounds like a real lovely person to be around: The CEO of Prada Japan. A lawsuit alleges that he asked an employee to “eliminate” around 15 managerial staff he described as “old, fat, ugly, disgusting or not having the Prada look,” following a tour of 40 stores,” reports the Telegraph. [More]

Muslim Hollister Employee Fired Because Of Headscarf

Muslim Hollister Employee Fired Because Of Headscarf

Update: This is the new discrimination incident that this post was about. Sorry for the link mixup. There are evidently a lot of things that violate the “look policy” of Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister stores. For example, having a prosthetic arm. Or wearing an Islamic head scarf. According to the complaint a California woman filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a Hollister store hired her, then fired after a visit from a district manager who found the scarf inappropriate work attire. [More]

Continental Gate Agent Tells Passenger She Thinks Her Mental Illness Is Fake

Continental Gate Agent Tells Passenger She Thinks Her Mental Illness Is Fake

Laura has a pretty good description of what an anxiety attack feels like to her: “First, your chest starts to feel tight, like you are wearing a corset. You can’t breathe properly, your heart rate starts to skyrocket, causing a pounding feeling. It’s very out-of-body. You can’t figure out what’s going on. It’s like being trapped by your brain into a tight corner.” If the skeptical gate agent for Continental had ever experienced this–or had just been given adequate training for dealing with passengers with disabilities–maybe she wouldn’t have told Laura her doctor’s note looked fake, or asked her to stay put when Laura said she needed to get her meds. [More]

Whole Foods Finds Way To Make Overweight Folk Feel Even More Self-Conscious

Whole Foods Finds Way To Make Overweight Folk Feel Even More Self-Conscious

Whole Foods is offering bigger discounts — from the current 20 percent to 30 percent — to employees with a low body mass index, as well as non-nicotine use, low cholesterol and blood pressure, Jezebel reports. [More]

Want To Save Money? Don't Be A Woman

Want To Save Money? Don't Be A Woman

Not only are women paid less than men, but they have to pay more for lots of things, including clothes, haircuts and even soap. [More]

McDonald's Manager To Transgender Woman: We Don't Hire [Gay Slur]

McDonald's Manager To Transgender Woman: We Don't Hire [Gay Slur]

A Florida McDonald’s has been sued for refusing to hire a transgender woman. The applicant, 17-year-old Zikerria Bellamy, says that after she didn’t check a gender box on the application, then reluctantly selected male, she was refused an interview by two managers, one of whom then left her an bigoted voicemail. [More]

Capital One To Credit Card Applicant: It's Not So Much You, It's Your Area

Capital One To Credit Card Applicant: It's Not So Much You, It's Your Area

Capital One denied Ryan a credit card limit increase, explaining the turn-down was due partially to the area in which he lives.