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NYC Settles Class Discrimination Lawsuit against FDNY

In a shift from the Bloomberg Administration, New York City has agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed against the Fire Department. The suit, initially filed in 2007, alleges that the city’s written examinations given to entry-level applicants had an unlawful disparate impact on black and Hispanic applicants in violation of Title VII of the […]

EEOC Suffers Loss to National Jewler

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, has suffered a loss at the hands of the nation’s largest specialty jeweler. Sterling Jewelers, owner of the popular Kay Jewelers brand, had been accused of discriminating against a class of 44 thousand women in both […]

Football may be over but the Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders’ Season is Just Getting Started

While the life of a NFL cheerleader sparks one’s imagination of glamour, television exposure and desirability, a closer look reveals that this lifestyle is not quite so glamorous.  Lacy T, 27, signed on as a “Raiderette” in April of 2013.  The opportunity to dance for an NFL team “was a huge dream for me,” she […]

Was Steve Jobs a Conspiracy Mastermind?

Even two years after his death, the enigmatic Steve Jobs is still grabbing headlines. This time, the former Apple CEO’s appetite for success and domination has landed Apple in hot water. A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 64,000 computer engineers alleges that Jobs orchestrated a massive Silicon Valley conspiracy to restrict employee mobility […]

Big Men Have Feelings Too

Most sports fans are probably familiar with the story of the alleged bullying suffered by Miami Dolphins players Jonathan Martin at the hands of Richie Incognito. While the allegations left many wondering how an NFL lineman could be so sensitive to locker room talk, a recent independent report has shed light on what appears to have been a […]

Michael Sam Comes Out—Will the NFL Let Him In?

The list of openly gay athletes is short.   Last year, former NBA player Jason Collins announced he is gay. Conner Mertens recently became the first active college football player to come out as bisexual.  Yet Collins was a serviceable journeyman center at best and Mertens is a kicker for the little-known Willamette University. While both […]

Revenge of the Interns

College students and recent graduates may soon have cause to celebrate:  employers are coming under increased scrutiny when it comes to unpaid internships.  Following the success of interns suing for wages at Fox Searchlight and the recent $450,000 settlement in favor of Elite Model Management interns, the Second Circuit finds itself at the epicenter of […]

Breaking Down the A-Rod Complaint

Alex Rodriguez’s future in baseball is tenuous at best. The Yankee third-baseman was originally suspended by Commissioner Bud Selig for a record 211 games. The discipline stemmed from violations of MLB’s Joint Drug Agreement (JDA).  These violations included the use of performance enhancing drugs and the destruction of incriminating evidence.  In response, Rodriguez noted that […]

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