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U.S. Supreme Court Rules to Protect Employee’s Family from Retaliation

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Supreme Court last week ruled in a unanimous 8-0 decision in Thompson v. North American Stainless that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which protects employees against job discrimination, forbids an employer from firing the fiancé of an employee as retaliation for her complaining about sexual discrimination. Eric Thompson was fired a … Read More

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The Leadership Conference Responds to Reports That Civil Rights Complaints to the Department of Education Are Up

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Associated Press reported last week that the Department of Education has received a record number of complaints that the civil rights of students are being violated. According to the AP, the complaints are up 11 percent this fiscal year to about 7,000. The complaints range from racial disparities in discipline and suspension rates to inadequate … Read More

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Civil Rights Coalition Says Warren’s Appointment to Oversee New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is a Positive Step

Friday, September 17, 2010

Following news that President Obama will appoint Elizabeth Warren to oversee the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as the assistant to the president and special advisor to the secretary of the Treasury, Leadership Conference Executive Vice President Nancy Zirkin said: Elizabeth Warren’s appointment to oversee the establishment of the new Consumer … Read More

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Civil Rights Division Addressing Impact of the Housing Crisis on Minority Communities

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is taking steps to strengthen enforcement and regulation in the aftermath of a housing crisis that has disproportionately affected minority communities.At a recent panel hosted by the Brookings Institution, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez noted recent studies showing that Black and Latino borrowers were offered subprime mortgages … Read More

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