More than 2,800 charges of workplace discrimination were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last year by Arizona workers.Although Arizona is home to about 2 percent of the country's population, 3 percent of the employment discrimination charges in 2013 came from Arizona.
A former doctoral student says in a federal lawsuit that she was harassed and forced to leave an Arizona State University criminal-justice program after a soured love affair with a married professor. Tasha Kunzi filed the suit yesterday against the Arizona Board of Regents, Professor Travis Pratt a ... More >>
United Road Towing, a company with a multimillion dollar monopoly towing cars for the Phoenix Police Department, has a questionable track record of dealing with its employees -- and its subsidiaries have been under federal scrutiny. A federal judge in Chicago has ordered the company in June to pay ... More >>
Image: Channel 3 (KTVK-TV) News videoJohn Woods, a former minor-league umpire who suffered a brain injury in 2004, was wrongfully fired from his job as a server at Metrocenter's Outback Steakhouse, says an EEOC complaint.John Woods, a former umpire recovering from a brain injury, was fired from a ... More >>
An employee at the Steakhouse at Desert Canyon Golf Club was fired last year for complaining that another worker harassing women, says the EEOC. A kitchen manager at Desert Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills was fired -- twice -- because he complained that female workers were being sexually h ... More >>
Veolia Transportation continues to negotiate with two labor unions representing employees who drive and maintain Phoenix city buses. Company execs already have inked a contract with the mechanics' union.Negotiations have been ongoing since union contracts expired June 30.During that ... More >>
Photo: www.deals.fourpoints.com The EEOC claims an Iraqi employee was subjected to months of racially charged harassment at this Phoenix hotel.An Iraqi man was subjected to months of bigoted, insulting statements by his boss at a Valley Sheraton hotel, federal officials allege in a ... More >>
Police in Glendale are warning the community about burglars posing as neighbors. They say they've connected a string of burglaries in Phoenix and Glendale to two men, whom police say go to houses and pose as new neighbors or previous residents to get inside. After asking to use the bathroom or ge ... More >>
Planned Parenthood and the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights have sued to block the enactment of House Bill 2564 and Senate Bill 1175, which would enforce new laws in Arizona that impose restrictions on abortions. Among the restrictions would be a mandatory 24-hour waiting period to g ... More >>
Sinan Fazlovic, a Bosnian Muslim who moved to the United States in 1999, thought he had an understanding about his long beard when he was hired in 2005 as a jail guard for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Otherwise, he wouldn't have taken the job, he says in a lawsuit filed today by the Americ ... More >>
The latest issue of the League of American Orchestras' trade magazine Symphony features a cover story on Michael Christie, the 34-year-old conductor of the Phoenix Symphony and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. As is the case with most trade magazine stories, the article is flattering in the extreme. So mu ... More >>
By Ray Stern Racial discrimination and retaliation is rampant at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, according to an anonymous letter received this week by New Times. A local lawyer for one of the alleged victims tells New Times that, in one case, the office began an internal investigation into ... More >>
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Letters from the issue of Thursday, August 11, 2005
Letters from the issue of Thursday, August 4, 2005
It's not easy when your boss tells you to do one thing and God tells you to do another
Jarret Maupin is the reverend Al's handpicked protégé. Is Phoenix City Hall ready?
When a black man complained of racism and ridicule, he was fired
Nothing's black and white at Millennium High School
Frank Nickman was the perfect pilot-in-training. But some thought he was just another terrorist.
Did a teacher at Estrella Mountain Community College lose her job over what's under her skirt?
Does Jimmy eat purses? Only if you blink at America West Arena.
Fired AutoNation worker sues company for pregnancy discrimination
A disgruntled employee, the auditor general and the media painted the ASU Art Museum director as a self-serving spendthrift--then hung her out to dry. Marilyn Zeitlin may not be the greatest boss, but she's no crook.
The war between a state agency and a self-appointed watchdog degenerates into accusations of racism, revenge and name-calling--and your tax dollars pay for it
This National Guard sexual harassment case gives new meaning to the term "weekend maneuvers"
When KFYI radio host John Dayl spews mindless hate, David Winkler listens
High-fashion salesman Dick Kovacic knows how to make women look good. So why are national pundits and congressmen trying to make him look bad?
Controversy--often racially charged--has been a constant companion of school administrator Charles Townsel. Now his job is on the line again and people in South Phoenix are choosing up sides.
AN EX-SOLDIER SAYS HARASSMENT DROVE HIM FROM HIS JOB. HIS FORMER EMPLOYER CITES "BIZARRE BEHAVIOR" ROOTED IN VIETNAM.
SHOT DOWN BY THE FEDS, TOMMY MAGGIORE REFLECTS ON AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY SPAGHETTI WESTERN