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.
By TESS SCOTT, ZOE LAKE, MEAGAN REDMAN and LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Abena Horton and her husband, Alex Horton, recently did what many homeowners do every day: They requested an appraisal to refinance their Jacksonville, Florida, home.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(PRINCETON, N.J.) -- Princeton University has agreed to pay $925,000 in back pay and at least $250,000 in future salary adjustments to resolve allegations of pay disparities based on gender brought about by the U.S. Department... Read More.
BY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A New York state firefighter filed a discrimination lawsuit against the North Tonawanda Fire Department, saying he was bullied for his disability and harassed for making safety complaints against the department.North... Read More.