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Woman Claims Schools Discriminated Against Her

| December 5, 2013

WINTHROP, Maine (AP) – A 17-year employee of the Winthrop schools whose contract was not renewed in June 2012 says she was a victim of discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. Human resources clerk Jennifer Ma Sims, originally from Taiwan, says she was a victim of discrimination because of her race, ancestry and national origin […]

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Lawsuit Settled in Egg Operation Case

| October 16, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – There’s been a settlement in a lawsuit by a former plant manager against Austin “Jack” DeCoster over his egg operations in Maine. Homero Ramirez, who was born in Mexico and lives in Lewiston, contended DeCoster discriminated based on age, race and national origin. The lawsuit also claimed violations of the Americans […]

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USDA Aims to Correct Past Discrimination

| October 12, 2012

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced a new claims filing process last month. It’s for hispanic and women farmersĀ and ranchers nationwide who allege past discrimination by the USDA. News Source 8’s Katie Zarrilli sat down with a USDA representative from Maine who tells us how those in our state could be compensated.

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