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The workplace is where most adults spend roughly half their waking hours.  The ACLU is committed to protecting basic rights of employees in the workplace, and has a long history promoting those rights through legislation, litigation and public advocacy.

Workplace Rights in the News

  • Dec, 12, 2019: State Accused of Violating Law Banning Use of Arrest Records in Employment Decisions
  • Nov, 20, 2019: Lawsuit Settled Against Harmony Fire District Over Alleged Sex-Discriminatory Firings
  • Oct, 02, 2019: Settlement Reached in Discrimination Suit Against Newport Grand Casino

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Workplace Rights Related Court Cases

2019: Robbio v. Raimondo
Category: Active Case    Discrimination    Workplace Rights    

About this Case:
This is a discrimination complaint filed with the RI Commission for Human Rights against RI Department of Human Services for illegally using an employee’s non-conviction criminal history to terminate her employment.

Current Status:
Filed in December 2019.

Cooperating Attorney:
David Cass

Supporting Documents
2018: Borrelli v. Premier Entertainment II, LLC.
Category: Active Case    Civil Rights    Discrimination    Gender Discrimination    Women's Rights    Workplace Rights    

About This Case:
This is a sex and age discrimination lawsuit against the Newport Grand Casino on behalf of Paula Borrelli, a female employee, who claims that, for a decade, she has been paid significantly less than a younger male employee performing the same duties in the same position.

Current Status:
Lawsuit filed in July 2018.

ACLU Cooperating Attorney:
Lynette Labinger

Supporting Documents