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Discrimination

ONLY ON 3: Former Wave Transit worker says she was fired for blowing whistle on harassment

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videoMachell Huene says she is afraid to list Wave Transit on her resumé. She is afraid of retaliation after she says she tried to report injustices at her job, then got fired. Now, with nothing to lose, she is taking a stand and fighting back. Full story...
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Judge orders UNCW to promote Adams & pay $50,000 in back pay

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videoA federal judge has ordered UNCW to promote an associate professor and give him $50,000 in back pay. The ruling comes after a federal jury found the university discriminated against Mike Adams due to his religious and political views. Full story...
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US DOJ to sue North Carolina over voter law

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video US Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will sue the state for alleged racial discrimination in a new, stricter voting law. Holder says by restricting access and ease of voter participation, this new law would shrink, rather then expand access to voting. Full story...
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NHRMC denies wrongdoing, settles discrimination suit

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center will pay $146,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) according to a release on the agency's website. The EEOC had charged that the hospital violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by prohibiting applicants and employees from working if they were taking legally prescribed narcotic medications. Full story...
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Warren won't talk about EEOC claim; discrimination law excludes elected officials

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No comment today from Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren after he filed a discrimination claim against the county for "race" and "retaliation." Full story...
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Lumbee farmers file claims in discrimination case

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Farmers who belong to the Lumbee Indian Tribe have begun filing claims now that a nationwide discrimination case involving the federal government has been settled. Full story...
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Sheriff's detective says former cop was treated differently because of gender

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videoBrunswick County detective Jayne Todd took the stand today. She worked closely with Terri Oxford, who says she was fired from the Holden Beach Police Department because she's a woman. Full story...
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Holden Beach being sued

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A former Holden Beach police officer is suing the town for discrimination and wrongful termination. Full story...
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Mistreatment at restaurant leaves bad taste in man's mouth

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videoA Wilmington man says he was mistreated at a local restaurant. Billy Brown had dinner at Dragon Garden, but he says the way he was treated left a bad taste in his mouth. Full story...
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