discrimination http://ripr.org en DOJ Files Lawsuit Over Hiring Practice at RI Dept. Of Corrections http://ripr.org/post/doj-files-lawsuit-over-hiring-practice-ri-dept-corrections <p>The U.S. Justice Department is suing the state and the state corrections department, claiming employment discrimination. The Justice Department claims employment practices for hiring entry-level corrections officers violate the Civil Rights Act.</p><p></p><p>The lawsuit challenges the hiring practice at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections requiring applicants to take a written and video exam. The Justice Department claims that those exams do not help identify qualified candidates, but instead disproportionately screen out black and Hispanic candidates.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:54:53 +0000 Catherine Welch 28982 at http://ripr.org DOJ Files Lawsuit Over Hiring Practice at RI Dept. Of Corrections Father-Daughter Dances at the Senate http://ripr.org/post/father-daughter-dances-senate <p>The Senate Education Committee will hear testimony today about whether schools should be allowed hold father-daughter dances.</p><p>The hearing comes after controversy in Cranston over a single mother who said her daughter was denied access to a dance. She wrote to the district charging the policy violates anti-discrimination laws. Cranston school officials responded by banning father-daughter dances, prompting community outcry.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:41:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 12248 at http://ripr.org Friday, February 1, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/friday-february-1-2013 <p>A new poll shows less than half the state approves of the job being done by Governor Lincoln Chafee.&nbsp; A Cranston Florist is being sued for discrimination. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20podcast%20for%201feb2013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:45:12 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9599 at http://ripr.org