Uber’s head of HR resigns after an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination

Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock Uber’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned in an email to staff, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination. Hornsey is head of Uber’s human resources department and one of the firm’s top spokespeople on diversity and discrimination issues. She had been in the role for about 18 months. […]

Half of Afghan children miss out on school due to fighting, poverty & discrimination – UNICEF

Almost four million kids in Afghanistan are unable to attend school classes because of security and poverty issues, as well as discrimination against girls in the country, a new report by the UN agency for children reveals. Some 3.7 million children aged between seven and 17 are deprived of their right to education in Afghanistan, […]

Another Uber Engineer Files Lawsuit Claiming Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

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'It's a problem of race': Tennis player Françoise Abanda says she's a victim of discrimination

The highest ranking female Canadian tennis player, Françoise Abanda, says she'll never receive the same recognition as fellow Montrealer Eugenie Bouchard because of her skin colour. Abanda's call-out came on social media Wednesday in response to a tweet questioning why she wasn't receiving the same treatment as Bouchard when she hit the top of the […]

Fox News settles a slew of discrimination lawsuits for around $10 million

Fox News Fox News reportedly reached a $ 10 million settlement for several discrimination lawsuits filed by 18 current and former employees. The ranged from claims of racial, gender, and pregnancy discrimination. The settlement would force the plaintiffs to drop their claims and find employment elsewhere, never to return to Fox News’s parent company, 21st […]

Door will open to genetic discrimination if act protecting Canadians is overturned, genomics expert says

A genomics and policy researcher with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto says the health and personal freedom of patients will be at risk if a challenge by the government of Quebec to Canada’s year-old Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNA) is successful.

Tesla emails show automaker offered cash to quiet discrimination suit

Tesla doesn’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to employee relations. Reports from the automaker’s factory in Fremont, California, talk about speed taking precedence over quality in assembling cars, and that forced overtime caused some preventable injuries. Today, The Guardian reports that company emails show Tesla wanted to pay off an employee who […]

Walmart, Dick’s sued for age discrimination over gun sale policy change

Just weeks after two of America’s biggest retailers changed their policies to sell guns only to people aged 21 and over, they’re facing an age discrimination lawsuit. The changes were made following the Parkland school shooting. Oregon man Tyler Watson filed lawsuits against both Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart after he was refused service when […]

IMDb win: Judge blocks Hollywood age discrimination law

A federal judge has declared unconstitutional a California law that would have prevented the website IMDb from publishing the ages of actors. The law violates free speech and does not address causes of age discrimination, he said. IMDb, also known as the Internet Movie Database, is an online database publishing information related to films, television […]

The engineer fired for his memo about women in tech is suing Google for discrimination (GOOG, GOOGL)

James Damore / Twitter James Damore, the engineer that Google fired in August for writing a memo suggesting women are less interested in tech because of their biology, has filed a lawsuit against Google.  Damore is alleging that conservative white men are discriminated against at Google and that his firing was retribution against him for […]