A Michigan woman and her daughters were refused service at a Westland Golden Corral because the manager was frightened by their genetic skin condition, according to a lawsuit filed by federal prosecutors.
Department store chain Dillard's recently announced that it will pay $2 million to settle claims that it practiced workplace discrimination by asking employees who were using sick time to provide detailed medical information regarding why they needed the time off from work.
There are probably plenty of fans of "Blue Bloods," the CBS police drama, here in Detroit. That's why we thought a story concerning one of its stars might be of interest.
The body of U.S. employment law was drafted with an eye towards protecting employees. Jobs are vital to everyone's well-being, of course, and our society would suffer if people were dismissed capriciously or for taking steps like reporting harassment.
Oakland County readers who have cell phone plans through Verizon may be interested to know that the telecommunications giant recently settled a discrimination lawsuit for $20 million. That amount is the largest ever for a single lawsuit claiming an employer had violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.