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Uber Faces Disability Discrimination Lawsuits

Lawsuit Claims Uber Drivers Unprepared for Disabled Passengers in Violation of ADA The mobile app service that allows users to request a driver on their phone when they need a ride has an extremely successful, but troubled start up company. While the service operates much like a taxi company, the company allows drivers to work any hours they want … [Read more...]

Government Sues Two Businesses Over Criminal Background Checks

Dollar General and BMW Focus of Lawsuit Over Criminal Background Checks On Tuesday, June 11th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits against a BMW plant in South Carolina, as well as against discount retailer Dollar General, for criminal background check policies that the commission claims are inherently racist. Both the BMW … [Read more...]

$1.25B Black Farmers Settlement Coming to an End

Washington, D.C. Decades of court proceedings over racial prejudice at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are coming to an end as a federal judge prepares to make a decision whether to grant final approval to a $1.25 billion settlement for thousands of black farmers. At a hearing on September 1, 2011, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Friedman said, … [Read more...]

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