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Worker Crushed To Death By Bulldozer

A construction worker was run over and crushed to death by a bulldozer at a construction site in northeastern Indiana, on Monday, according to police.

The man, 46, of Auburn, was conversing…

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Indiana Construction Worker Killed In Accident

Preliminary results from an autopsy show a 41-year-old Fort Wayne man died of blunt-force trauma to the head in a construction accident at a New Haven business.
The man, an employee of Advanced…

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Workplace Discrimination Advice

There are no federal laws that specifically target gender identity or sexual orientation, however, the Civil Rights Act does ban discrimination by sex. A 1989 court ruling set a precedent that…

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Supreme Northwest Settles National EEOC Discrimnation Lawsuit

A national discrimination lawsuit brought against Supreme Corporation and Northwest LLC, by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has reached a settlement.The EEOC had charged the Indiana-based automotive manufacturer harassed and subjected seven employees at its Woodburn, Ore., facility to disparate treatment (demotion, discriminatory termination, and/or involuntary…

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Indiana Realtors Take a Stand Against Discrimination

The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors is taking a stand against discrimination in housing, in Northwest Indiana, and says they will provide equal opportunity to anyone and everyone.Discrimination complaints logged by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development increased 12% from last year to over 10,000 throughout the country. This is the highest increase since 1990,…

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City to Pay Fire Captain $350,000 to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

The city has agreed to pay a female fire captain $350,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit that claimed she was ridiculed, unfairly disciplined and wrongly passed over for promotion in a male-dominated fire department.The lawsuit was set to go to trial in U.S. District Court, Wednesday, in Indianapolis, prior to the deal being reached.”What happened to the Captain was bad and unfortunate and…

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Justice Department Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Indianapolis

A discrimination lawsuit has been filed against the City of Indianapolis by The U.S. Justice Department, alleging several Indianapolis police officers were discriminated against on the basis of gender or race.The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana in Indianapolis on Wednesday. In the suit, the officers, white males, allege in 2005 black male officers and…

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Mother Files Racial Discrimination Complaint Against School

The mother of a Penn High School freshman has filed a racial discrimination complaint against the school alleging her daughter was treated unfairly by high school administrators after an altercation in April.The Mother contends the school treated her daughter differently than the white female student with whom she fought, after the student allegedly called her the “n-word.” Her daughter was…

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School District Discrimination Case Under Review by Justice Department

The Justice Department is deciding whether or not to pursue a discrimination case against an Indiana school district that is being accused of discriminating against women.The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, ruled last month, that East Allen County Schools may have discriminated by announcing it will no longer negotiate contracts with food service workers, nurses, paraprofessionals…

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Auto Dealer to Pay $2.3 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

One of the biggest car dealerships in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky has agreed to pay out $2.3 million to 39 women who claim sex discrimination because they were not hired for any sales positions, said the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.The consent decree in federal court, resolved an EEOC lawsuit from 2003 alleging 11 of their dealerships owned by Jeff Wyler had discriminated against…