(NEW YORK) -- Chef Mario Batali and his former partner Joe Bastianich violated state and city human rights laws with a culture of sexual harassment and discrimination at restaurants they owned, the New York attorney general said Friday announcing a settlement. The company, formerly known... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in a major voting rights case involving whether Arizona voting restrictions are racially discriminatory. The high court ruled Arizona’s out-of-precinct policy and HB 2023 do not violate the Voting Rights Act and were not enacted with a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Amy Cooper, the white woman who called 911 over an encounter with a Black man while walking her dog in Central Park last year, has sued her former employer for alleged racial and gender discrimination. The complaint was filed in New York... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Hate incidents against Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States are continuing to skyrocket during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released Thursday by a national coalition battling the problem. The latest data from the group Stop AAPI Hate shows... Read More.
By TRISH TURNER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Landmark legislation that would expand federal civil rights law to prohibit LGBTQ and gender identity discrimination in public accommodations received its first hearing in the Senate Wednesday more than five years since its inception... Read More.
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Connecticut is the latest state to take action toward passing a law to ban discrimination against race-based ethnic hairstyles in workplaces and schools.The state's Senate voted 33-0 to pass the... Read More.
By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with whether and how to impose limits for the first time on a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 meant to combat racial discrimination in... Read More.
By BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The House on Thursday passed the Equality Act, a top agenda item for President Joe Biden that would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in a 224-206 vote.Three Republicans voted with all Democrats... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice has dropped a discrimination case against Yale University brought by the Trump administration.The Justice Department filed notice Wednesday with the district court in Connecticut that it is voluntarily... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Google has agreed to pay more than $3.8 million, including nearly $2.6 million in back pay, to settle allegations of "systemic" pay and hiring discrimination that disadvantaged women and Asian workers.The payments... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (CHICAGO) -- McDonald's was hit with a lawsuit from two current franchisees who allege racial discrimination, arguing in court documents that the fast food giant pushed Black franchisees to locations that were "financial suicide missions."The suit... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A new bill proposed by a handful of Senate Democrats aims to make discrimination in the banking industry explicitly illegal for the first time, bridging a gap that left the financial services industry out... Read More.