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Muslim Man Fired From Bed Bath & Beyond Says He Was Called 'Terrorist'

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business

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Addressing the Reality of Latina Women and Other Vulnerable Workers

P. David Lopez | Posted 11.02.2015 | Latino Voices
P. David Lopez

It is imperative that companies are held accountable when such illegal and morally reprehensible conduct occurs in the workplace. That is why discrimination against immigrant and other vulnerable workers is a top enforcement priority for EEOC.

Christians Still Fail to Understand Religious Freedom

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The conservative media is always looking for a reason to be outraged. Unfortunately, the origin of the outrage is often a lack of information. For example, Megyn Kelly of Fox News took to the air earlier this week to discuss a court case that she feels proves President Obama and liberals are waging a war on Christianity.

Similar in Their Ability or Inability to Work

Nora T. Akins | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Nora T. Akins

If attitudes lead to beliefs (stereotypes), and stereotypes lead to action; employers should pay close attention to the rights of their workforce to assure no action is discriminatory.

Blacklisted -- the Road to Ruin

Andrea Norlander | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
Andrea Norlander

I casually queried women and the consensus was that most had not heard of the EEOC, making it a sleeping giant for all employees in need of their services.

EEOC Is Eager to Work With Latinos and LGBT Community to Protect LGBT Workers

P. David Lopez | Posted 09.14.2015 | Latino Voices
P. David Lopez

Unknown to many is the fact that the iconic, Latino civil rights leader Cesar Chavez was the first major U.S. civil rights leader to publicly and strongly support LGBT rights.

Five Female Migrant Workers Awarded $17 Million In Rape, Harassment Case

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

A federal jury has awarded a total of $17 million to five women who were fired from a produce packing company in Florida after their bosses allegedly...

Women And Minorities More Likely Than Ever To Be Your Boss

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

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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.


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 | 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 | 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,...