The Penn State Board of Trustees announced Thursday it is firing longtime football coach Joe Paterno, as well as university president Graham Spanier. Both officials are accused of not reporting to police knowledge of sexual abuses against children by a member of their staff.
Claudia Rendon of Pennsylvania has had a tough year. First, her mother and uncle died, then her father was diagnosed with leukemia. As if that wasn’t enough, she later discovered her son, Alex, was in need of a kidney transplant.
Doctors found she was a suitable donor match, so Rendon took time off work to give Alex the kidney he needed. But when she tried to return to her job several weeks later,
Hani Khan, a former stockroom worker for clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co., claims she was fired when she wouldn’t take off her Muslim headscarf at work.
After the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission agreed with her, she filed suit in a San Francisco district court.