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Justice Department: Pregnant Teachers Illegally Fired At Scammon Elementary

Pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school were fired in violation of the law when they announced their pregnancies, the U.S. Justice Department alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.


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Lesbian Police Officer Sues Markham For Discrimination

Officer Brittney Jackson’s complaint has alleged the harassment began when she joined the force in May 2010, and continued despite numerous complaints. She alleged one officer asked her why she didn’t “give the men on the force a chance,” and claimed another told her, “You need to stop this ‘I’m gay’ mess.”


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City Council Panel Backs $13M In Settlements

Aldermen have recommended settling three lawsuits against the city’s police and fire departments, for a combined $13 million.


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Former Robbins Cop Sues Village For Discrimination

A former Robbins police detective is suing village officials over alleged racial discrimination in hiring practices and for retribution when he sought drug charges against a relative of Mayor Tyrone Ward.


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Marine Reservist Sues Skokie P.D. For Discrimination

A Marine reservist who earned the Purple Heart during a tour in Iraq filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against his employer in north suburban Skokie, saying he was retaliated against due to his military obligations.


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Judge OKs $160M Settlement In Racial-Bias Case Against Merrill Lynch

The eight-year legal saga ended Friday. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.


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Former Chicago Police Candidates File Lawsuit Citing Discrimination

Two former Chicago Police candidates have filed separate lawsuits against the department for alleged discrimination and unfair dismissal of their applications.


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Getting The Unemployed Back To Work: A 60 Minutes Special Report

Is long-term unemployment a hinderance to finding a job?


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CPS Teachers Who Lost Jobs File Discrimination Suit

Several African-American teachers whose schools were “turned around” sued the Board of Education.


The newest members of the Chicago Fire Department include plaintiffs who sued the city for discrimination nearly 20 years ago. (Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Office)

African Americans Who Sued City Graduate As Firefighters

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker was there Thursday when African-American firefighter applicants took the next step to their new careers.


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City To Borrow Nearly $80M To Settle 1995 Firefighters’ Exam Lawsuit

The Emanuel administration said Tuesday it will essentially borrow money to compensate thousands of African-Americans who were passed over by the city’s firefighter entrance exam in 1995, which courts have ruled was discriminatory.

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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.



Niles Company Fined For Citizens-Only Job Ads

The U.S. Department of Justice has resolved a discrimination claim against a Niles-based company.

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Lawsuit: Bronzeville Auto Dealership Has Racially Hostile Environment

A group of minorities say color made working for Rogers Auto in Bronzeville a painful experience. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


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Former Country Club Hills Employee: I Was Humiliated, Demoted Because I’m Gay

The southern suburb of Country Club Hills is being sued by one its municipal employees, who is claiming he was humiliated and discriminated against by the suburb’s mayor and former city manager because he is gay.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Marzena Castillo says she was fired from her waitress job because she had a baby and is suing the restaurant. (CBS)

Woman Claims Bucktown Restaurant Fired Her For Having Baby

A new mother says she lost her job because she had a baby and now she’s taking the matter to court. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


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Suit: Comcast Installed Broken, Bug-Infested Equipment

Nearly a dozen current and former Comcast employees claim the South Side facility where they worked was infested with bugs and rodents, and they were forced to install inadequate or bug-infested equipment into South Side homes.


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‘Substantial Evidence’ That B&Bs Violated Downstate Gay Couple’s Rights

State officials have found “substantial evidence” that the civil rights of a gay couple downstate were violated by two facilities that refused to host their civil union ceremony.

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Lawsuit: Fire Department Test Discriminates Against Women

A 27-year-old Chicago woman is suing the city because she says she wants to be a firefighter – and she failed a physical screening test she says is discriminatory.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

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Aspiring Black Firefighters Cautious About Chicago Department, After Court Dispute

A court has ordered the city of Chicago to hire more than 100 black firefighters following a discrimination lawsuit. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with two men who could be in line for the job.