Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Former Dolphins cheerleader alleges religion, gender discrimination in lawsuit Kristin Ann Ware says she faced discrimination and relation because of her beliefs and was told in an annual work review not to discuss her virginity. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports Published 2:53 p.m. ET April 12, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Former Miami Dolphins cheerleader Kristan Ann Ware filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Dolphins and the NFL with the Florida Commission on Human Relations, alleging in the complaint that she faced discrimination and … [Read more...] about Former Dolphins cheerleader alleges religion, gender discrimination in lawsuit
Rowan College at Burlington County has reached a $238,500 settlement in a discrimination case by an employee against outgoing President Paul Drayton, Jr., who resigned last week for health reasons. At a special meeting Wednesday, the Board of Trustees approved an agreement to settle a complaint filed last summer by the employee against Drayton and the college, said college spokesman Gregory Volpe. The college, in the agreement, denied “any wrongdoing or liability of any kind.” With the agreement, the college said a complaint filed by an employee in August with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was closed. The college has not released the findings of an internal investigation into the matter. The employee has not been identified or the nature of the allegations. “To the best my knowledge all matters resolved to this have been resolved,” George Nyikita, trustee board chairman, said in an interview Thursday. “It’s … [Read more...] about Rowan College at Burlington County reaches $238,500 settlement in discrimination case against outgoing President Paul Drayton Jr.
Another NFL cheerleader is accusing the league of discrimination. Miami Dolphins cheerleader Kristan Ware filed a complaint to the Florida Commission on Human Relations on Wednesday claiming she was subject to a hostile work environment and alleged she faced religious and gender discrimination, per the Washington Post. Ware, who was a cheerleader for three seasons through 2017 before quitting, said she was held to a different standard than football players when it came to social media and expressing her religious beliefs. Ware, a Christian, says in the complaint that in April 2016 when she went in for her annual work review the team officials steered the conversation about her virginity and told her she could no longer discuss her personal vow to forego sex before marriage. Pro cheerleaders say they endure regular groping, harassment She alleges the team director, Dorie Grogan, questioned her how the team came to know and told her she could no longer … [Read more...] about Dolphins cheerleader files complaint against NFL, alleges religious and gender discrimination
This week 50 years ago, in reaction to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., America took a bold step and passed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, more commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act. The law has two goals: to end housing discrimination and to promote diverse, inclusive communities by dismantling housing segregation.Richmond has had a distinguished role in fair housing history in America. Virginia was the first state in the South to pass its own Fair Housing Act in 1972. Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) was founded just before that to promote fair housing protections and has grown to be one of the largest and most effective private organizations in the country. HOME’s first executive director, Barbara Wurtzel, deftly brought a federal fair housing case, Havens v. Coleman, that was taken up to the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling on the case established that private fair housing organizations like HOME have legal standing to enforce the Fair Housing Act … [Read more...] about Heather Mullins Crislip column: Fair Housing Act continues to work for an end to housing discrimination
In April 2016, Kristan Ann Ware felt excited as she walked into an annual work review. As a Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Ware had to re-apply for her job every season, but as a performer entering her third year, she only looked forward to a new role and the chance, as a veteran, to give younger teammates guidance.Ware soon realized her interview would not go as she expected. Shortly after it began, according to a complaint Ware filed Wednesday with the Florida Commission on Human Relations, one of her coaches tapped on a stack of papers and said, "Let's talk about your virginity."By the time she left the office, Ware had been told by two coaches she could no longer discuss her personal vow to forego sex before marriage, and she had been photographed in a bikini while trying not to cry."It was like a bus hit me," Ware said. "I was completely speechless. All that formed on my face were tears."Ware lasted one more season as a Dolphins cheerleader, a year she alleges brought her emotional … [Read more...] about Dolphins cheerleader says she faced discrimination after revealing her virginity