New York City is being sued by the U.S. Government for failing to respond adequately to complaints of sexual and racial harassment by four city employees participating in workfare programs. In this unusual case, the federal government is seeking compensatory damanges and the halting of improper conduct by NYC on behalf of four city employees. Three of the plaintiffs claim that supervisors touched them improperly, while a fourth said she faced racial caricatures and a noose hanging in a window of a building where she was on assignment as a painter.
8/29/2014 Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US - A recent case has opened the door for victims of domestic violence abroad to qualify for asylum in the United States.
The Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals ruled for the first time on Tuesday that a victim of domestic violence fit a specific criterion for asylum: persecution for membership in a particular social group. . . .