Silverado, a network of memory care, at-home care, and hospice care centers, will pay $80,000 and provide other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. Silverado discriminated against Shaquena Burton, a caregiver at the Silverado Oak Village facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisc., when it fired her rather than accommodate her pregnancy-related medical restrictions.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that 84,254 workplace discrimination charges were filed with the federal agency nationwide during 2017, and secured $398 million for victims through voluntary resolutions and litigation. The EEOC resolved 99,109 charges in FY 2017 and reduced the charge workload by 16.2 percent to 61,621, the lowest level of inventory in 10 years.
To help encourage year-long celebration of the 2018 theme NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED, Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the National Women's History Project is hosting two Honoree luncheons and publishing a 2018 Honoree Tribute Magazine. Support women whose determined persistence has help create a better world today!
Recently, President Obama cancelled the Visa Waiver Program in 38 countries. Now, individuals from these 38 countries who hold dual citizenship from Iraq, Sudan, Syria and Iran must now get a Visa to visit the United States. In the past, people from 38 countries, including the United Kingdom, Japan and Chile, could travel to the United States for 90 days with just a passport. Under the new changes made to the Visa Waiver Program, Iranian-Americans like tech entrepreneur and Code.org founder Ali Partovi have become second class citizens. News story from San Francisco Chronicle.