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Black civil servants file discrimination complaint against federal government with United Nations

Black civil servants are ramping up their pressure on the federal government by filing a complaint with the United Nations alleging Ottawa violated their civil rights. The complaint by the Black Class Action Secretariat is being sent to the UN Commission for Human Rights Special Rapporteur on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. It follows a … Read more

Pak senator hits out at govt, says minorities face ‘discrimination’ in foreign mission hirings; being put into sanitation jobs

ANI | Updated: Sep 28, 2022 21:30 IST Islamabad [Pakistan], September 28 (ANI): Highlighting that every citizen must have equal status, Pakistani Senator Danesh Kumar raised the issue of job discrimination against minorities in the hiring for posts in foreign missions and said minorities are instead hired mostly for sanitation jobs, media reports said. On … Read more

Chamber of Commerce sues Biden administration regulator over an attempt to fight discrimination at financial services companies

New York CNN Business  —  The US Chamber of Commerce and other trade groups filed a lawsuit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over the agency’s recent attempt to examine discrimination in financial services, a move that the groups argue needs congressional approval. Several groups, which include American Bankers Association and Consumer Bankers Association and … Read more

Women of colour face racism and discrimination in accessing mental health support

In the spring of 2017, the Scottish Government launched its ten-year mental health strategy with a vision to eliminate discrimination and stigma, where the right treatment and support at the right time would be available for all. This commitment to meaningful investment in trauma-informed, rights-based, person-centred approaches to mental health recovery created a whirl of … Read more

Response to Hurricane Fiona raises concerns about discrimination, public health : Peoples Dispatch

Devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona. Photo: Ani Dasgupta/Twitter Almost one million Puerto Ricans are still struggling with a power outage caused by Hurricane Fiona, according to data collected by tracker PowerOutage.us. The hurricane made landfall on the island on September 17. The power outage has been accompanied by a shortage of potable water, … Read more

Consumer Watchdog Calls on Insurance Commissioner Lara to Reject Allstate’s Job-Based Insurance Rate Discrimination, Adopt Regulations to Stop the Practice Industrywide

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara should reject Allstate’s proposed $165 million auto insurance rate hike and its two-tiered job- and education-based discriminatory rating system, wrote Consumer Watchdog in a letter sent to the Commissioner today. The group called on the Commissioner to adopt regulations to require all insurance companies … Read more

Big Bank Execs Set to Testify to Congress Amid Allegations of Discrimination Against Conservatives

Latest News Chase, Bank of America could face questions over decision to rebuff Black Rifle Coffee Co. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon (Getty Images) Collin Anderson • September 21, 2022 11:10 am Two of America’s biggest banks are facing allegations that they discriminate against conservative companies—allegations they may be forced to address during a Thursday … Read more

Can Shareholders Challenge Corporate Discrimination? A Conservative Nonprofit Is About To Find Out

A Starbucks shareholder is suing the company’s top executives over a host of race-conscious policies that the lawsuit says violate civil rights law and, by exposing the company to costly litigation, threaten the value of its shares. The policies—all of which are advertised on the coffee giant’s website—include $1.5 billion set aside for “diverse suppliers” … Read more

Indian Women, Muslims, Marginalised Face Discrimination In Jobs And Income, Says Oxfam Report

The latest Oxfam India report came up with findings that may seem detrimental to India’s economic goals and the idea of equal treatment. Findings from the report indicate that women, Muslims, Dalits, and tribals have been on the receiving end of several discriminatory practices in workplaces. Defining discrimination in the labour market as the situation … Read more

How Facial Recognition AI Reinforces Discrimination Against Trans People

Soon, passengers flying from seven Indian cities – Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Kolkata, and Pune – will be able to board their flights without providing boarding passes or physical identity cards, courtesy DigiYatra, a facial recognition technology (FRT) ecosystem from the Ministry of Civil Aviation.  While several people are lauding the Ministry’s move to … Read more