Discrimination

Commission Against Discrimination. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Massive Backlog At MCAD Leads To Long Delays In Justice

The I-Team finds the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination is chronically underfunded and has a backlog that keeps citizens waiting for years to have their cases heard.

09/03/2014

Peggy O'Neil's (WBZ-TV)

Boston Bar Agrees To Settle Discrimination Suit

A Boston bar accused of refusing to admit black, Latino or Cape Verdean customers has agreed to pay up to $100,000 to resolve a civil rights enforcement action, the state attorney general’s office announced Friday.

05/16/2014

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Minority Police Officers Gain Ground In Discrimination Lawsuit

Minority police officers who filed a lawsuit can move forward on their claim that a promotional exam discriminates against black and Hispanic officers, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled Friday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/10/2012

Logan International Airport. (Photo credit: C.J. GUNTHER/AFP/Getty Images)

MassPort Workers Claim They Were Fired For Speaking In Foreign Language

MassPort is looking into claims of discrimination at Logan International Airport. Two employees say they were let go because they were speaking their native language on the job.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/20/2012

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

(Photo courtesy: Chick-fil-A/Facebook)

Sen. Scott Brown Weighs In On Chick-fil-A Controversy

Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown says he disagrees with the CEO of fast food chain Chick-fil-A, whose opposition to gay marriage has touched off a national furor.
Brown said he was glad company president Dan Cathy later clarified that his company doesn’t discriminate.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/28/2012

Commission Against Discrimination

Newton Landlord Fined $15,000 For Allegedly Refusing To Rent To Black Tenants

Newton landlord Alfred Defazio is adamant: he is no racist. Though, he admits he has reservations about renting any of his apartments to African Americans.

09/19/2011

Amanda Fadden practices at a driving range.

Country Club Initially Refuses To Let Woman Play In Golf Tournament

The General Manager at the Westminster Country Club, argued his club was not discriminating against women because it also offers both ‘ladies only’ and ‘mixed’ events.

08/15/2011

(Photo courtesy: Peggy O'Neil's/Facebook)

State Sues Popular Dorchester Bar For Civil Rights Violations

The state is suing a popular Dorchester bar for alleged civil rights violations.

08/15/2011

Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Beacon Hill Considers Bill To Protect Transgender People From Discrimination

The Committee on the Judiciary held a public hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse to hear testimony on a bill that would add the words “gender identity or expression” to the state’s existing nondiscrimination laws.

06/08/2011

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