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Former Southwest employee sues airline over ‘whites only’ break room & home-made ‘noose’

Southwest Airlines is being sued over racial discrimination claims, with a former employee stating that there was a ‘whites only’ staff break room at Houston’s airport, and that black staff once found a noose made of bungee cords. In the federal lawsuit, plaintiff Jamel Parker claims that his co-workers established a ‘whites only’ break room at William P. Hobby Airport, ...

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Fight to go braless: Fired golf club employee launches human rights case

A Canadian woman has filed a human rights complaint against her former employers who, she says, discriminated against her with their requirement that female staff wear a bra in the workplace. Christina Schell, 25, from British Columbia, filed the complaint against the Osoyoos Golf Club for enforcing what she says is a sexist requirement because it only applies to one ...

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No political bias at Facebook? Employee claims company suffers from liberal mob-rule

A Facebook employee has warned that the company’s liberal culture is becoming increasingly intolerant, going so far as to say that Donald Trump and other critics are right to accuse the social media giant of political bias. Brian Amerige, a senior Facebook engineer, vented his frustration over the company’s liberal conformity in a message posted on an internal message board. ...

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Pentagon employee questioned contracts with FBI informant Halper & lost his clearance – attorney

A Pentagon employee claims he was stripped of his security clearance after he complained about Department of Defense contracts with Stefan Halper – the man who was later revealed to be keeping tabs on Donald Trump’s campaign. The case involves Adam Lovinger, who had worked as a strategist in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA) for 12 years. His ...

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Fired Tesla employee alleges company spied on workers, knew of drug dealing at plant

An employee fired from Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory 1’ battery plant has accused the electric-car maker of spying on its staff and failing to investigate reports that a Mexican cartel may be selling drugs inside the facility. Karl Hansen was a security employee at Tesla’s vast ‘Gigafactory 1’ battery-making plant in Nevada. Hansen alleges that Tesla wiretapped employees’ personal phones, in a ...

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‘Black Guy Repellent’ canister for Maori employee sparks Twitter outrage

An alleged discrimination case which saw a Maori man being handed a ‘Black Guy Repellent’ sunscreen canister at his workplace stirred outcry on social media, with Twitterati claiming “racist” Australia has sunk to a “low place.” McDuff Tupetagi is seeking damages from Queensland tour firm Rainbow Beach Adventure Company and two of its employees, Mervin O’Neill and Joel Mahon, over ...

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'Chilling attack': Amnesty says employee targeted by 'hostile government' using Israeli-made spyware

Amnesty International has said that an employee was targeted by a sophisticated Israeli-made spyware, stressing that it was “a deliberate attempt” to snoop on the group by a government “hostile” to the organization’s work. The incident took place in June this year when an unnamed Amnesty employee received a cryptic message via WhatsApp messenger. It contained a malicious link to ...

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Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit

For the nearly 20 percent of Americans who experience severe online harassment, there’s a new company launching in the latest batch of Y Combinator called Tall Poppy that’s giving them the tools to fight back. Co-founded by Leigh Honeywell and Logan Dean, Tall Poppy grew out of the work that Honeywell, a security specialist, had been doing to hunt down ...

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Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit

For the nearly 20 percent of Americans who experience severe online harassment, there’s a new company launching in the latest batch of Y Combinator called Tall Poppy that’s giving them the tools to fight back. Co-founded by Leigh Honeywell and Logan Dean, Tall Poppy grew out of the work that Honeywell, a security specialist, had been doing to hunt down ...

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Ex-Apple employee charged with stealing self-driving car secrets

A former Apple employee who downloaded a plan for a self-driving car circuit board and booked a flight to China was arrested at the San Jose airport on July 7th. The man, Xiaolang Zhang, had made known that he was going to go work for a Chinese self-driving car startup and was bouncing with the secrets, perhaps as a bounty ...

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