<p>Comissioner Brad Avakian </p>

Comissioner Brad Avakian

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Daimler Civil Rights Probe Grows

More employees at truck facility step forward

A civil rights investigation of Daimler Trucks at its Swan Island manufacturing plant in north Portland was expanded for the second time last week as four more employees have stepped forward to allege unlawful discrimination.

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Hefty Fine for ‘P Club’ Discrimination

Enforcement a first under 2007 civil rights law

Last year, investigators with the Bureau of Labor and Industries found substantial evidence of unlawful discrimination, including phone messages from P Club bar owner Chris Penner asking a group of transgender patrons to stop visiting his establishment because he didn’t want the venue to become known as a “tranny bar” or “gay bar”.

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Progress and Gaps in Workforce Diversity

A new report from Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries shows some promising numbers for minority participation but also highlights significant gaps.