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EEOC complaint at Brockport connected to diversity officer’s firing

The College at Brockport's Hartwell Hall. (Photo by Daniel Penfield)

An administrative assistant’s federal complaint against The College at Brockport over racial bias has become intertwined with the recent dismissal of Chief Diversity Officer Cephas Archie. The complaint was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in late October 2019, but ...

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Judge rejects Harvard’s bid to dismiss lawsuit challenging its policy on single-sex organizations

In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against Asian American applicants in Harvard's admissions process headed to trial in Boston's federal court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Harvard denies any discrimination, saying it considers race as one of many factors when considering applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of sex discrimination because of its policy governing students who join single-gender social organizations, including fraternities and sororities. The policy bars students from leadership positions in university-recognized organizations ...

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New York expands anti-discrimination law to public schools

The New York State Senate floor is pictured in this file photo. In only 12 hours after last week’s Court of Appeals decision, the state Legislature had new, identical bills dealing with child pornography introduced in the Senate and Assembly. AP Images

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is widening its anti-discrimination laws to apply to public school children. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure Thursday. Public school students had been exempted from the law under a 2012 court decision. The ...

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Keuka College discrimination suit gets reworked

U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a former instructor at Keuka College who claims she was denied tenure because of discrimination. Wolford dismissed two claims made under Title VII of the ...

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Commentary: Civil-rights law can cover anti-gay bias, too

Everyone agrees that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are forbidden from discriminating on the basis of sex. Are they also forbidden from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation? In a momentous decision earlier ...

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Federal fair housing law protects LGBT couples, court rules

A federal judge, in a first, ruled Wednesday that the federal law barring housing discrimination protects LGBT people. The married couple who brought the case — Rachel Smith, a transgender woman, and Tonya Smith — were denied a rental townhouse ...

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Legal questions mount for Trump’s immigration order

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump sits at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The legal fight over President Donald Trump’s refugee ban is likely to turn on whether the president has the authority to control access to America’s borders and whether targeting people from a particular region in the world violates the Constitution. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON — The legal fight over President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees is likely to turn on questions of a president’s authority to control America’s borders and on whether the new immigration policy unconstitutionally discriminates against Muslims. Civil liberties advocates ...

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Second Circuit – Vega v. Hempstead Union Free School District, et al.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Discrimination Pleading Standard Vega v. Hempstead Union Free School District, et al. 14-2265-cv Judges Katzmann, Walker and Chin Background: The plaintiff appealed from the dismissal of his employment discrimination and retaliation claims. ...

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