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This Congress Should Take The Opportunity To Make Progress For Pregnant Workers

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

When Congress reconvenes next month, members will have a chance to show America's women and families that progress is possible. Rather than continuing...

Expecting a Baby? Know Your Workplace Rights

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 10.05.2016 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Nina Martinez, Skadden Fellow, New York Legal Assistance Group The election season has generated a good deal of conversation around women's righ...

Religious Freedom Law Protects Business Owner Who Fired Trans Woman, Judge Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics

Religious freedom is a valid defense for a Michigan business owner who fired a trans woman after she asked to dress in accordance with her gender iden...

LGBT PTSD, The ADA And Disability Rights -- Why It Matters

Karen Ocamb | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

There has been less attention -- especially in the LGBT community -- to protected non-visible disabilities such as epilepsy, depression, alcoholism, anxiety disorder, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress syndrome.

Business Roundtable Scores Big Victory Against Employees

Al Lewis | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Al Lewis

In a deep dark recess of the Federal Register, large corporations just quietly received permission to "play doctor" with their employees. They can now impose even more draconian and counterproductive wellness schemes on their workers than they already do.

A Brief Legal Overview of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Brad Reid | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Enacted in 2008 in response to concerns about potential abuses of the human genome full sequence (completed in 2003), the Genetic Information Nondiscr...

Pumping Milk at 40,000 Feet: Four Women Pilots Are Navigating a Course toward Fairness

Joan Williams | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Joan Williams

Women who work in roles traditionally held by men often face stereotypes and unfair treatment on the job. This was certainly true for four Frontier Airlines pilots who filed complaints yesterday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after Frontier denied their right to accommodations for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Republicans Move to Hide the Gender Pay Gap

Martha Burk | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

If Republicans really cared about the EEOC's "mission not accomplished" record due to budget starvation, it would increase funding for investigation and prosecution of giant corporations getting fat off our tax dollars -- while women working for them still slave away for 79 cents on the dollar.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Now Illegal Under Federal Law: Here's How To Prove it

Donna Ballman | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Donna Ballman

The EEOC has brought it's first discrimination lawsuits on behalf of gay workers, arguing that the federal law that covers sex discrimination also pro...

'Groundbreaking' Discrimination Lawsuits Filed On Behalf Of Gay Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2016 | Queer Voices

The federal agency that enforces civil rights in the workplace is pursuing its first lawsuits ever based upon a worker's sexual orientation. The Equal...

Better Data Equals Greater Pay Equality

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Federal law has banned pay discrimination since 1963. But more than 50 years later, many in the American workplace -- because of their sex, race or ethnicity -- don't get equal pay for equal work.

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

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business

A Muslim man says former coworkers at Bed Bath & Beyond called him a "terrorist" after he grew out his beard, and alleges the chain later fired him be...

Addressing the Reality of Latina Women and Other Vulnerable Workers

P. David Lopez | Posted 10.30.2016 | 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 10.29.2016 | 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 10.07.2016 | 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 09.15.2016 | 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 09.14.2016 | 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

WASHINGTON -- In the last 50 years, women and minorities have made huge strides in entering professional fields and management, according to a new rep...

Why 'Young' Has No Place In A Job Description

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.04.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.