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Discrimination

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  • In Theory: Should Boy Scouts end ban on gays?

    The Boy Scouts of America has sent its members a survey as part of its ongoing debate over whether to repeal or continue its ban on gay members. Instead of asking for a simple yes or no, the questionnaire goes into depth on several topics, for example...
  • In Theory: Why the rise in Anti-Semitism?

    Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world, according to a report by the State Department, which is taking the increase so seriously it's appointing a special envoy to monitor the rise. The increase was revealed in the department's annual...
  • Karagiosian trial: Attorney for Burbank police detective asks for $1M

    Jurors in a trial brought by an Armenian American Burbank police detective who alleged he was harassed and faced discrimination were asked by his attorney Tuesday to award him $600,000 to $1 million. In his closing arguments in Los Angeles County...
  • Karagiosian trial: Burbank police detective awarded $150K in discrimination case

    A jury today awarded an Armenian American police detective $150,000 for claims that he faced on-the-job discrimination and harassment because of his ethnicity, his attorney said. The detective who filed the lawsuit, Steve Karagiosian, testified in Los...
  • Airport faces discrimination suit

    Airport faces discrimination suit
    An officer with the Bob Hope Airport police department has filed suit against the airfield's owner and a sergeant on the force, alleging discrimination and retaliation because he is gay. In the lawsuit, Richard Ellis claims the Burbank-Glendale-...
  • Judge tosses Burbank officer's discrimination suit

    Judge tosses Burbank officer's discrimination suit
    A federal judge Monday dismissed a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Burbank police officer, ruling his claims are moot because he has yet to complete the city’s appeals process. Elfego Rodriguez, who is of Guatemalan descent, stated in...
  • Officer's suit claims he was fired over discrimination, sexual harassment concerns

    The first of several lawsuits filed against Burbank by current and former police officials went to trial this week, with the attorney for an ex-deputy police chief calling what took place in the department one of the most “egregious” cases...
  • DeBell is great, but so are services

    As a person who golfed regularly at DeBell Golf Club before having kids, I appreciate the City Council's efforts to keep Burbank's beautiful municipal golf course alive. However, I get queasy when I read that the city is “reducing around-the-...
  • Family's memories of 'another community'

    Sylvia Ruiz Canterbury finally cut out one of the Burbank centennial advertisements she kept seeing. The ads reminded her of her family’s history and the stories her father shared with her — stories of struggles in school, of humiliation and...
  • Jury sides with Burbank in female police officer's discrimination case

    A lawsuit filed by a female Burbank police officer who claims she faced discrimination because of her pregnancy, and then retaliation when she complained, was rejected by a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury on Monday. The verdict came days after a...
  • Taylor trial: Jury will weigh allegations of discrimination, harassment

    The trial involving former Burbank Police Deputy Chief William Taylor wrapped up Thursday afternoon, leaving in the hands of jurors his allegations that he was demoted and fired after raising concerns about internal discrimination and sexual harassment....
  • What took the Burbank Police Department so long?

    With a collection of police officer discrimination and harassment lawsuits now working its way through the court system, it's hard not to draw the connection between that troubled past and where the department hopefully is headed as it graduates the first...