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Why 'Young' Has No Place In A Job Description

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I just unfriended someone on Facebook who, in looking to hire an intern, specified that applicants needed to be 'young' and 'good with websites.' The poster also said the job could lead to 'indefinate' employment.

OMG! LGBT. TMI?

Nora T. Akins | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Employees do not have to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, it is not too much information to know the sexual orientation and gender identity of one's employees.

Jonathan Cohn

Big Business Gets A Big Win On Controversial Workplace Wellness Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

Businesses that want to penalize workers and their families hundreds, even thousands of dollars for not participating in workplace wellness programs m...

Jonathan Cohn

Obama Is Smack In The Middle Of A Brewing Fight Over Workplace Wellness

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

If you work for a big company that offers you health insurance, chances are that your employer has asked you to take part in some kind of "workplace w...

EEOC Releases 2014 Statistics

Nora T. Akins | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Harassment training needs to be comprehensive. Long gone are the days of the narrow focus of sexual harassment. Racial, ethnic and harassment based on disability are too common today. Training and policies need to reflect that harassment of any kind is unlawful and inexcusable.

Real Trans Leadership Marches Forward With the EEOC

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Over the past month I've written about Title VII and the Macy Decision, and the growing acceptance of its reality within the LGBT community and the community's willingness to say so publicly.

The Science of Human Sexuality Goes to Court

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Today I'd like to discuss one of the first two post-Macy cases being brought by the EEOC, a case that highlights the conflict surrounding the transgender condition brilliantly. It shows us the state of mind of those Americans who either are profoundly ignorant of science or detest those who don't fit into their limited conceptions of sexuality.

Trans Legal Trailblazers Macy and Glenn Speak Out for Sweeping Educational Efforts

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

This is an opportunity to educate the general population that discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression, which encompasses tens of millions of people, is illegal and harmful to the bottom line. This is an opportunity to humanize and overcome ignorance and fear so that there is no desire to deny employment in the first place.

Historic Lawsuit Filed Over Firings Of Transgender Employees

AP | By ED WHITE | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A federal agency on Thursday filed its first lawsuits to protect transgender people in the workplace, accusing a Michigan funeral hom...

Pregnant Pause

Nora T. Akins | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The new guidance broadened the definition of pregnancy to include all aspects of the reproductive process, including contraception, termination of pregnancy, childbirth and post-birth.

Gay Rights Progress Towards the ENDA the Line

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The battle against a medieval religious mindset is not only occurring in Syria and Iraq, but here at home. While we must show respect for religious liberty, one of our founding principles and the core of the First Amendment, we need to understand the motivations of our opponents if we are to make further progress.

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

Another Bend of the Arc Towards Justice

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

While it doesn't carry any legal weight, only the power of symbolism, the most touching moments for me in the president's presentation were his fluency with the word "transgender."

EEOC: Parity for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

The EEOC issued its new guidance on parental leave today. In it, they lay the basis for parity between company-offered maternity and paternity leave. ...

Should the Federal Government Regulate the Spoken Language That Employees Use in the Workplace?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

Employers have the right to hire people consistent with their needs and bona fide qualifications but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC...

Feminist Stories From Women's Liberation: 1963-1970

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Shining a light on the grassroots women who had less media visibility, Jennifer Lee traces the fight for rights that now appear to once again be in danger. She also exposes the fissures within the movement, which continue to play out today.

9 Pivotal Victories That Quietly Changed Women's History

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women

The last century of women's rights victories has a familiar highlight reel with women gaining the right to vote, access to birth control and abortion,...

How to Fight Age Discrimination

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Age discrimination has become a much more frequent complaint in recent years as more and more people are working into their retirement years.

Fighting Injustice With Love

Laura Barrett | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

On Valentine's Day, job seekers and organizers will deliver candy and flowers to local and state officials, contractors associations and other stakeho...

EEOC Reaches Settlement With Five Hawaii Farms In Thai Workers Lawsuit

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 11.15.2013 | Business

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached settlements with five Hawaii farms in a discrimination lawsuit involvin...

Then and Now: Pregnancy Discrimination Hurts Women and Their Families

Debra L. Ness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

Pregnant women tend to be forced out of their jobs or fired because their employers refuse to make minor accommodations that would enable them to continue working. This discrimination is shameful and does real harm to women and their families at a time when they badly need wages.

Dave Jamieson

Feeling Safe? Most Workplace Inspections To Cease In Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress fails to fund the federal government to avert a shutdown, most investigations into workplace safety and discrimination will ...

Burying the Lede: The LGBT Community's Deafening Silence on Federal Transgender Employment Protections

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Transgender Americans are protected against discrimination in employment in all 50 states under federal law. There, I said it. Our gay and trans organizations have been, at best, burying the lede, and at worst, remaining silent and even misrepresenting the current legal state of affairs.

LGBT Legal Progress: 1988 - 2038

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Much of the progress towards freedom and equality occurs in legislatures and courts, making a legal education a necessity. This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 25th anniversary conference of Lavender Law in San Francisco.

Another Historic Week for Trans Civil Rights

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

First, the Senate committee overseeing ENDA passed the bill to the floor of the Senate without amendment. Then Mia Macy won a judgment from the DOJ in Macy v. Holder, and a settlement was reached in another trans discrimination case, this time at a private employer in Maryland.