Tag Archives: Employment

Black and Latino Amazon Drivers File Discrimination Class Action

BLACK AND LATINO DRIVERS FILE CLASS ACTION DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS AGAINST AMAZON Complaints Allege Amazon Illegally Fired Drivers Based On Overly Stringent Background Checks A group of eight Black and Latino former Amazon drivers filed class action complaints today with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), charging that Amazon illegally discriminated against them and other similarly-situated

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Credit Checks For Employment: A Discriminatory Barrier

More and more employers now use credit checks to screen potential employees, even though credit history typically tells next to nothing about a person’s ability to perform a job.  Not only is this practice unhelpful to employers, it is also often discriminatory, as it disproportionately impacts communities of color.  Find out more in this recent article,

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Lawyers’ Committee Joins Amicus Brief in Employment Discrimination Case

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice has joined an amicus brief in support of Plaintiff-Appellant Emma Gyulakian in Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown and Post Motors, Inc., an employment discrimination case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Other organizations joining this amicus brief include the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, the American Civil Liberties Union

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African-American Police Officers File Discrimination Complaint Against Brookline

Boston, MA – Two African-American police officers from the Town of Brookline filed complaints today with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), alleging racial discrimination in employment.  In their complaints, Officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun cite a range of conduct that they say has created a hostile work environment at the Brookline Police Department,

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Lawyers’ Committee Sues Boston Police Department To Obtain Records On Racial Impact Of Employment Practices

In a lawsuit filed yesterday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice sued the Boston Police Department (BPD), Commissioner William Evans, and the City of Boston, seeking public records that are critical to ascertaining the racial impact of BPD’s employment practices. The lawsuit, brought in partnership with Birnbaum & Godkin, LLP, stems from

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Federal Appeals Court to Hear Police Diversity Case

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS IN POLICE DIVERSITY CASE Boston, MA – A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in a case of far-reaching importance concerning diversity in police forces throughout Massachusetts.  In Lopez v. Lawrence, Black and Latino police officers are challenging an examination used by Boston, Lawrence, Lowell, Methuen, Springfield,

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Successful Negotiation of Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

A Latino worker in Boston experienced religious discrimination in the workplace based on his Catholic faith.  The worker was subjected to a hostile work environment and targeted for multiple disparaging comments concerning his religious practices and beliefs.  He was isolated by his supervisor and co-workers because he attended chapel services during his lunch breaks.  The

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