SunTrust Mortage has now settled a federal racial discrimination lawsuit for treating Hispanics and African-Americans differently in its lending practices.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, this settlement awarded is the second largest that has ever been given in connection with discriminatory lending practices. The complaint stated that SunTrust Mortgage charged African-American and Hispanic borrowers more than it did white borrowers in similar situations.
Minority borrowers filed the complaint alleging that they were faced with higher interest fees and more loan fees based solely on national origin or race. The claim states that this was done to nearly 20,000 people from 2005 to 2009. While the company denied any wrongdoing, they stated that they would settle in order to avoid litigation.
A former coach at Porter High School in Brownsville has now filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the independent school district claiming that he after he was fired for an incident in 1995, he has been unable to get a knew job in the district because of his race.
The man was fired in 1995 after showing students a “graphic sex guide” and this caused an uproar that led to him losing his job. He was cleared to teach again after the incident, but he was not given his job back.
He then applied to teach at the Faulk Middle School, but the job was given to a former city commissioner who only was obtaining an alternative teaching certification at the time. The former coach stated that he was skipped over because of his race.
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Bass Pro Shop, an outdoor gear retailer, has been sued by federal regulators for discriminating against non-white job applicants.
According to a lawsuit that was filed in a federal court in Texas, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges that Bass Pro Shop was discriminating against African American and Hispanic job applicants and retaliated against other employees when they said something about it.
The suit also states that they destroyed records that showed who they hired. The agency said that the only reason certain people were not hired was because they did not fit the Bass Pro Brand. The alleged discrimination occurred in Bass Pro Stores in Louisiana, Texas and Indiana.
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A stocker at Wal-Mart has not filed a racial discrimination lawsuit after he was yelled at by his supervisor and told to “hurry up.”
The man filed the lawsuit in late June in the Eastern District of Texas. He stated that the manager created a hostile work environment by telling employees to “hurry up” and telling them that they were “too slow.”
The man stated that the manager treated him differently because he had an Asian accent and had dark skin. He also claims that he was denied promotions because of he is a native of the island of Palau. He is now seeking damages for adjusted pay, mental distress, and emotional suffering.
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Claims of discrimination that have been made against the Bastrop Independent School District has lead to changes in the district.
The incident that lead to the claims occurred in February when the principal of Bastrop Middle School asked only the African-American students to discuss their performance on the TAKS test.
The vice principal said that the meeting was called to find solutions for educational problems within the school, but others thought that it was the school blaming African-American students for shortcomings that the school saw in their test scores. School district officials also thought that this was the wrong approach. A first ever diversity plan is being thought up right now to help with the issue.
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A area equipment manager at Armstrong Inc. has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company after she claims that they passed her over for a promotion because of her race.
The woman is a Hispanic female and claims that she has worked for the defendant since January 2005 as a manager in the Fort Worth area. Her claim was made after she was skipped over for a promotion and it was given to a white male.
The woman stated that she had more seniority for the position, but was never even given the opportunity to go for the job. The defendant’s CEO allegedly told her that she was too quiet and unassertive for the position. She was then terminated after she refused to sign a non-compete agreement.
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