State of Missouri Under Fire in Latest Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit

A mental health hospital in Fulton, Missouri, as well as the state of Missouri, is under fire in a new lawsuit alleging workplace discrimination. According to the lawsuit filed by Jerome Morgan, a Jamaican native and employee at the mental hospital, “he was assigned to tougher jobs and called racist names because he is black.” At the moment, he is seeking $25,000 in damages. However, Morgan’s case is only one in a series of many discrimination cases “brought by state workers, including a recent decision that could award $2 million to a female employee of the Missouri Department of Corrections.”

Man Receives $4M Settlement After Wrongful Conviction

Can you imagine being sentenced to prison for a crime you didn’t commit? Unfortunately, wrongful convictions happen from time to time, subjecting normal, every day people to long prison sentences for crimes like theft, arson, and even murder. For example, Joseph Sledge spent “37 years in prison for crimes he did not commit.” Now he’s set to receive $4 million after Bladen County and insurance companies agreed to settle a lawsuit that Sledge filed against the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. But what happened? How was he found guilty and imprisoned for nearly four decades?

Menards Faces Three Class Action Suits Over Wage Theft

Home improvement chain Menards is facing three separate class action lawsuits, all of which accuse the retailer of stealing its employees’ wages. The first complaint was filed in federal court by a disgruntled low-level employee, Maurice Bradley. The Indiana man alleges that Menards used a strange “compensation scheme” to ensure its employees were only being

Firm Behind “Fearless Girl” Statue Agrees to $5M Settlement in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Do you remember the “Fearless Girl” statue staring down the Charging Bull on Wall Street? Since it’s installment, “Fearless Girl” has stood as a symbol of female equality and empowerment, which is why some find it a bit ironic that the firm behind it, State Street, is set to “pay millions of dollars to women employees who say it treated them unfairly.” Some of the allegations, in particular, came from female employees who claim they were paid “less than their male counterparts.”