EEOC: LAFD to pay nearly $500,000 to settle case

By The Associated Press A federal agency says the Los Angeles Fire Department will pay nearly $500,000 to settle a firefighter’s federal discrimination case. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday that the department also will implement anti-harassment training as part of the settlement. The EEOC says Anthony Almeida filed a discrimination charge in 2007 alleging he was … Read more

Survey: Nearly Half of Students Sexually Harassed in School – High School Notes (

Nearly half of students age 12-17 sexually harassed in school. Sexual harassment of fellow students is downplayed in schools, experts say. Forty-eight percent of surveyed middle and high school students said they were sexually harassed at least once, typically by their peers, during the 2010-2011 school year, according to a report released Monday by the American Association … Read more