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Judge says African-Americans can proceed with class action against Kaiser

Two former Kaiser hospital employees claim Kaiser has a policy of discriminating against workers on the basis of race, gender and age. The workers allege their own experiences of being harassed, being denied promotions and ultimately being wrongfully terminated are common to other female, African-American employees over 40, and Kaiser Permanente uses a totally arbitrary, subjective system when making employment decisions.

More than 1,100 women accuse KPMG of discrimination, assault

"We allege that KPMG discriminates against women in pay and in promotions, and that this happens within a boys' club culture that fails to address these disparities -- even though KPMG has known about them -- and that fails to address complaints of gender discrimination and sexual harassment," said the lead attorney in a gender discrimination case against accounting giant KPMG, which has U.S. and international offices.

Top Uber exec resigns over unresolved discrimination complaints

In another shakeup for Uber Technologies, Inc., the company's chief people officer resigned following an investigation into whether she handled discrimination complaints properly. An anonymous group of whistleblowers has accused the executive of systematically ignoring or dismissing internal discrimination complaints, especially those involving race.

Disparate-impact discrimination cases

There are two basic types of illegal discrimination: intentional bias and "disparate impact" discrimination. The second type of discrimination can be intentional, but it need not be. It is a type of discrimination where unnecessary employment barriers are put in the way of certain classes of people.

Hospital pays $15,000 to settle disability discrimination lawsuit

In a case in Indiana, a hospital recently paid $15,000 to settle a lawsuit regarding the hospital's failure to provide a disabled employee with a reasonable accommodation. Specifically, the hospital did not permit the employee to transfer to a vacant position for which she was able to work.

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