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Illinois Courts Prohibit Discrimination Against Transgender Employees

On August 13, 2021, the Illinois Second District Appellate Court upheld the Illinois Human Rights Commission’s determination that Hobby Lobby violated the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) by refusing to allow a transgender employee to use the restroom that matched … Continue reading

A Former Women’s Basketball Player Joins a Lawsuit Against Seton Hall University Over Injury Misdiagnosis

A former women’s basketball player at Seton Hall University has been added to a lawsuit filed against the school by former men’s player Myles Powell over what they claim were misdiagnosed knee injuries. In an amended complaint to Powell’s lawsuit … Continue reading

Arizona’s Ban on Down Syndrome Abortions Is Challenged by a Lawsuit

Abortion-rights advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn a new Arizona law that would ban abortions because of Down syndrome or other genetic abnormalities, the latest legal fight over reproductive rights under a judiciary that moved to the right … Continue reading

A Victim of Domestic Violence Sues a Prosecutor for Publicly Identifying Her

A New Jersey woman who killed her abusive ex-fiance can proceed with a lawsuit that claims her rights as a domestic violence victim were violated when a county prosecutor publicly identified her, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The suit alleges … Continue reading

A Health Department Employee Was Allegedly Fired for Supporting the Mayor’s Political Opponent

Mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration terminated a former Health and Human Services Department employee for allegedly supporting the mayor’s opponent, claims a lawsuit filed in federal court last Wednesday. Omar Ledesma, who worked as an inspector in the department, claims he … Continue reading

Wisconsin Holds a Hearing Over Race and Sex Discrimination Education

A legislative hearing last week on a bill banning aspects of race and sex discrimination education in Wisconsin public schools started and ended with quotes — one from each side — by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In between, through nearly eight hours of arguing, eye-rolling and cringing, it … Continue reading

A Former Employee at Whataburger Alleges That She Was Fired for Wearing a BLM Mask

A woman filed a lawsuit against Whataburger on Thursday after she says she was targeted by her white managers because she wore a “Black Lives Matter” mask to work at a Fort Worth restaurant. Last August, Ma’Kiya Congious said she was forced … Continue reading

A Hawaiian Sailor Fights for the Right to Sue the Military for Discrimination

The case of a Navy sailor in Hawaii whose complaint of discrimination prompted multiple military investigations is getting attention from national advocacy groups.  Petty Officer 1st Class Jon Stremel alleged that employees of a military program meant to help domestic … Continue reading

A Judge Rules That a Former Prosecutor in the Central Park Five Case Can Sue Netflix for Defamation

A federal judge ruled on Monday that Linda Fairstein — a former prosecutor who was part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office when it tried the criminal case against the young men who became known as the “Central Park Five” … Continue reading

A Gun Owners Group Sues for Permission to Carry at the Minnesota State Fair

A gun owners’ group sued the Minnesota State Fair and Ramsey County on Tuesday, demanding that permit holders be allowed to carry handguns on the fairgrounds during the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The lawsuit filed by the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus … Continue reading