Microsoft should ban private arbitration in racial discrimination cases, too: lawmakers

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Led by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-I.L., lawmakers from across the political spectrum spoke Wednesday against sexual harassment in the workplace. They took aim at forced arbitration clauses in many work agreements.

Missouri NAACP, Advocates Slam Discrimination Bill

U.S. News

At issue is a measure that would require plaintiffs bringing such lawsuits to prove that race, religion, sex or other protected status was the sole reason for discrimination or being fired, rather than just a contributing factor. It also would prevent employees from suing other workers and cap damages in discrimination lawsuits. State agencies, including public colleges and universities, no longer would face punitive damages in such lawsuits under the latest proposal.

Annapolis Passes Immigration Non-discrimination Bill

U.S. News

Mayor Mike Pantelides and Alderman Fred Paone, both Republicans, voted against the measure. Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles, a Democrat, abstained.

Federal Agency to Investigate Alleged School Discrimination

U.S. News

The US Department of Education's Civil Rights Office has agreed to investigate a complaint by the Fort Peck tribes alleging the Wolf Point School District discriminates against Native American students.

Detect discrimination with help of artificial intelligence


"We analysed an adult income data set containing salary, demographic and employment-related information for close to 50,000 individuals. We found evidence of gender-based discrimination in salary. Specifically, we found that the odds of a woman having a salary greater than $50,000 per year is only one-third that for a man. This would suggest that employers should look for and correct, when appropriate, gender bias in salaries," said Honavar.