Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

Pregnant D.C. Chipotle Worker Sues, Says Manager Limited Her Bathroom and Water Breaks

If a lawsuit is to be believed, Chipotle's incentives for its store managers can get ugly competitive. A former employee of the downtown M Street Chipotle is suing the fast-casual chain for pregnancy discrimination, alleging that her supervisor harassed and subjected her to disparate work policies upon learning she was pregnant.
In the suit, Doris Nohemi [...]

D.C. Cab Commission on Discrimination Allegations: “We’re Confident in Our Performance”

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells called on the D.C. Office of Human Rights this week to investigate racism allegations surrounding the D.C. Taxicab Commission and taxi drivers, who have been accused of not picking up prospective customers because of their race or disability.
Wells, who is running for mayor and previously oversaw the Transportation Committee on the [...]

Lawsuit: Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum Refused to Let Man in Wheelchair on Its Flight Simulator

A disabled man filed a federal discrimination suit against the Smithsonian Institution this morning after the National Air and Space Museum allegedly refused to allow him to go on its flight simulators because he was in a wheelchair.
Pulseworks LLC, an independent contractor for the Smithsonian that operated the flight simulator exhibit, was also named in [...]

D.C. Cab Drivers Aren’t Fond of Blind People with Guide Dogs, Study Shows

Seeing person or blind person with a guide dog? A recent civil rights watchdog group study showed that D.C. cabbies will pass by the blind person and their dog in favor of a sighted person down the road 50 percent of the time. Busted!
The Equal Rights Center study was based on 30 tests in the [...]

One Perspective on Racial Progress: “Hailing While Black”

Yes, D.C. resident Nikki Peele thinks race relations have improved and, yes, she would count herself among those African-Americans who see themselves as better off than they were five years ago. With optimism for still better things ahead. But. There's a but.
It involves the story of hailing a cab. And when she's done telling it, [...]

Former Kabab-ji Employee Files Employment Discrimination Complaint

A former employee of Kabab-ji Grill, the Middle Eastern restaurant chain that opened its first U.S.-based location in the District last year, has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission saying he was discriminated against based on race, national origin, religion, and disability.
In the Dec. 23 complaint, Abdelkader Nsiri, 33, who worked from [...]

ACLU Scolds Holder for Failing to End Racial Profiling

Racial profiling that became widespread during the Bush days is still with us, according a new report co-authored by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Despite U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s willingness to talk about race in America and his pledge to end racial profiling, his Department of Justice hasn’t done much to dismantle Bush-era guidelines [...]