Discrimination lawsuit by female cops to be settled

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sf_policePolice commissioners are poised to settle a 2005 sexual harassment and discrimination suit brought by three female police officers.

The plaintiffs, Joanne Lozenski, Juanita Stockwell and Susan Rolovich, say top brass failed to prevent the harassment and retaliation that began in 2000 and lasted several years.

Lozenski, who worked at the Lake Merced police range, claims in the lawsuit that she was called names and threatened when correcting a male officer in the gun range and that her supervisor failed to address the frequent demeaning comments she endured.

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EEOC alleges discrimination at Milwaukee Forge

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mke_forgeMILWAUKEE - A federal employment watchdog has filed a lawsuit accusing a Milwaukee forging company of mistreating black employees.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Milwaukee Forge subjected black workers to a hostile work environment.

The EEOC also accuses the company of disciplining black workers more harshly than white workers and retaliating against black employees who complained.

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Verizon Pennsylvania to pay $300,000 in worker harassment case

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verizon-logoVerizon Pennsylvania Inc. will pay $300,000 to resolve U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allegations of retaliation against an employee who complained of offensive conduct, the EEOC said.

A Verizon spokesman said a company investigation “could not substantiate the allegations” and that Verizon “has zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind.”

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Man sues Canadian National, says noose hung at work

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canadian_nationalAn African American man is suing Canadian National Railroad for racial discrimination, claiming a noose was displayed in his work area and co-workers referred to him as "colored." Korey Currie of Chicago says he worked less than two months as a trackman for the railroad last year. The lawsuit says the noose was displayed where he worked during the week of July 14, 2008. The supervisor took no action and Currie was later fired after being falsely accused of sleeping on the job, according to the complaint.

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Woman Explains Why She Filed Sex Discrimination Suit

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aimee_doneyhueCOLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman who filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the Polaris campus of JPMorgan Chase explained why she went public with her allegations.

The lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on her behalf, claimed that Chase discriminated and retaliated against not only Aimee Doneyhue but other female employees. It claimed Chase forced them to work in a sexually hostile environment.

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