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Uber is under federal investigation for gender discrimination

Company has been trying to repair its image under CEO Khosrowshahi

Company has been trying to repair its image under CEO Khosrowshahi.

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Tesla says it will fight lawsuit claiming racial discrimination

Tesla describes a 'Hotbed of Misinformation.'

It's one of a number of lawsuits regarding ignored complaints of racial harassment.

Wheelchair using passenger films Uber driver refusing to pick him up

A wheelchair-bound freelance journalist was left at the curb by a heartless Uber driver this month and he got it all on video.

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BMW to pay $1.6M, rehire workers in discrimination settlement

To settle a lawsuit with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, BMW must pay $1.6 million and hire back African American workers lost due to an allegedly discriminatory criminal background screening.

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Honda finance to pay $24M for discriminatory lending practices

Honda is altering its lending policies and setting up a $24-million compensation fund after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau charged that some of its dealers have engaged in discriminatory practices.

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Gender-nonconforming teen sues South Carolina DMV over driver's license photo

Back in June, we reported on the case of 16-year-old Chase Culpepper, a gender-nonconforming teen from South Carolina who was told that he had to remove his makeup – his "disguise," as the DMV employees called it – before being able to take his license picture. Now, he's suing the SCDMV in federal court through the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund.

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Ally to pay $98M to settle ethnicity-based discriminatory lending practice probe

Ally Financial has agreed to pay a $98-million fine to settle an investigation into unfair lending practices overseen by the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In an investigation of lending practices in the year after April 2011, the government agencies determined that Ally Financial and Ally Bank charged roughly 235,000 Asian/Pacific Islander, Black and Hispanic borrowers higher interest rates than their credit profiles warranted and higher rates than white

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BMW slapped with discrimination suit by EEOC

According to a report from CNNMoney, BMW has been hit with a lawsuit from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after revised criminal background check policies resulted in the dismissal of 88 contractors, 70 of whom (that's about 80 percent) were black. A total of 645 contractors were required to submit to background checks at BMW's facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina after BMW s

REPORT: BBC says Top Gear doesn't ban gay couples from show audience

Is the BBC discriminating against gay couples? As is often the case, that depends on whom you ask. How so? It seems that Top Gear, the Beeb's ridiculously popular car show, has created a rule stipulating that its audience be made up of 50 percent males and 50 percent females, and at least one gay couple was allegedly denied tickets "unless [they] took a couple of female friends."

SUVs "environmentally friendly" at SUV Summer Carnival

Apparently love for one's SUV crosses all borders.