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Race Harassment Case: Racist Employees Costs WRS Compass $2.75 Million

Race Harassment Case: Racist Employees Costs WRS Compass $2.75 Million

Race harassment can be costly for employers. Racist employees cost Tampa-based environmental cleanup company WRS Compass $2.75 million and a three-year nationwide consent decree to resolve a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) racial discrimination case. The EEOC’s suit against WRS Environment and Infrastructure, Inc., a WRS Compass subsidiary, involved seven black workers at its […]

Citigroup SEC Settlement Trashed By Federal Judge

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Citigroup SEC Settlement Trashed By Federal Judge

By Marian Wang, ProPublica – When the Securities and Exchange Commission struck a deal with Citigroup over a failed security that the bank sold to investors, we asked whether regulators had handed Citigroup too sweet a deal. Today [28 Nov. 2011] in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff appeared to reach that very conclusion: “If the allegations of the Complaint […]

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Iowa Centralizes Hiring of State Workers After Racial Discrimination During Previous Republican Administrations Revealed

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Iowa Centralizes Hiring of State Workers After Racial Discrimination During Previous Republican Administrations Revealed

The Des Moines Registerreports that the state of Iowa is centralizing the hiring of all state workers following nearly 15 years of systematic discrimination again African- American workers in hiring, promotions and firings. Register reporters reviewed public records in 2006 and found the state had paid about $850,000 between 2000 and 2006 to nine people […]

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Information Technology Outsourcing Firm Accenture Pays $68.68 million to Settle Federal Whistle-blower Lawsuit, Denies Wrongdoing

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Information Technology Outsourcing Firm Accenture Pays $68.68 million to Settle Federal Whistle-blower Lawsuit, Denies Wrongdoing

Information technology outsourcing firm Accenture has agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay $63.68 million settling a federal whistle-blower that alleged the firm committed fraud in billing for it contracts with the U.S. government, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today, 12 Sept. 2011. The lawsuit, (United States ex rel. Norman Rille and […]

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Greg Palast » Tokyo Electric to Build US Nuclear PlantsThe no-BS info on Japan’s disastrous nuclear operators

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Greg Palast » Tokyo Electric to Build US Nuclear PlantsThe no-BS info on Japan’s disastrous nuclear operators

I don’t know the law in Japan, so I can’t tell you if Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) can plead insanity to the homicides about to happen. But what will Obama plead? The Administration, just months ago, asked Congress to provide a $4 billion loan guarantee for two new nuclear reactors to be built and […]

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