Discrimination

Nassau County Police Officer Dolores Sharpe claims discrimination, wrongful arrest at the hands of her fellow officers. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Nassau Cop Claims Racial Discrimination, False Arrest At Hands Of Fellow Officers

Dolores Sharpe, a black Nassau County police officer, says she was improperly charged with resisting arrest by two white officers during a confrontation while she was off-duty last week.

12/05/2013

Comeswogue High School student Kate Nalepinski claims she was fired from her job at a yogurt shop because she has eczema. (Photo: CBS 2)

Long Island Teen Says She Was Fired From Her Job Because Of Eczema

Kate Nalepinski, 17, says her boss let her go because of her uncontrollable, non-contagious condition.

11/29/2013

Plainfield Country Club (credit: plainfieldcc.com)

N.J. Country Club Sued For Gender Discrimination

Former members Joseph and Liza Garrubbo claim in the suit that they lost most of their privileges at the club because they pushed for gender equality.

11/15/2013

Pine Bush Central School District in Orange County is accused of ignoring alleged anti-Semitic bullying. (credit: CBS 2)

State To Investigate Accusations Of Anti-Semitic Bullying In Orange County Hamlet

A federal lawsuit filed by three local families in the Pine Bush community of Orange County claims the school district tolerates the harassment of Jewish students.

11/08/2013

Trayon Christian (Facebook)

Attorney: Student Racially Profiled By Barneys, NYPD After Buying $300 Belt

City College of Technology student Trayon Christian, 19, said the store and police targeted him because they didn’t think he could afford a $300 Ferragamo belt.

10/23/2013

Generic Workplace (credit: CBS 2)

AARP Survey Shows Widespread Discrimination, Hardship Among NYC Seniors

When New Yorkers over 55 lose their jobs, it takes them about four months longer to find a new one than their younger counterparts, according to a new study by AARP.

10/07/2013

Assemblyman David Weprin (credit: Flickr/David Weprin)

Assemblyman Weprin Leads Rally Against Bias Attacks Targeting Sikhs

In the wake of a suspected bias attack on a Columbia University professor earlier this month, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) joined members of the Sikh Cultural Society Sunday in a rally against hate crimes.

09/29/2013

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

MLB Announces Zero-Tolerance Policy For Harassment Based On Sexual Orientation

Two years ago, baseball added sexual discrimination language into its collective bargaining agreement with players. Now, the organization is taking additional steps to make the policy clear.

07/16/2013

Mayor Bloomberg is joined by law enforcement officials in speaking out against City Council bills that would impact NYPD, June 24, 2013. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Mayor's office)

City Council Prepares To Vote On 2 Bills That Would Impact NYPD

One of the proposals would make it easier for those who feel they’ve been racially profiled to sue the NYPD; the other measure would establish an independent inspector general to oversee the department.

06/24/2013

Columbia University - New York, NY (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Columbia U. Trying To Modify Whites-Only Fellowship

The Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowship stipulates that money be given only to “a person of the Caucasian race” from Iowa.

05/15/2013

FDNY Fire Truck (file / credit: Getty Images)

Appeals Court: Judge Moved Too Quickly In Calling FDNY Discriminatory

A years-long fight for diversity in the New York City Fire Department headed back to square one on Tuesday.

05/14/2013

Brooklyn Discrimination Lawsuit

Lawsuit: Brooklyn Building Owners Discriminated Against Black Applicants

The operators of an apartment building in southern Brooklyn were facing a lawsuit Tuesday, for allegedly discriminating against potential tenants.

04/30/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Proposed State Law Would Ban Discrimination Based On Gender Identity

Proposed New York state legislation would protect gender identity or expression from discrimination, and subject any violator to a potential hate crime prosecution.

02/23/2013

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Queens Psychiatric Hospital Settles With Government Over Discrimination Claim

A Queens psychiatric hospital has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, following a claim that it discriminated against non-U.S. citizens in hiring procedures.

12/19/2012

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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