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Employment Discrimination

Abercrombie Religious Discrimination Case Less Than Cool For Supreme Court, Sikh Americans

Gurjot Kaur | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion
Gurjot Kaur

If the Supreme Court imposes stringent notice requirements on job applicants and employees, it will set the clock back on religious rights in the workplace by decades. Employers will be able to duck their heads into the sand any time a visibly religious Sikh, Muslim or Jew walks in.

Do You Know Where Your Health Data Is?

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

The data we generate in our digital lives can reveal important information, particularly about our health. For one, our social networks can be predictive of health outcomes and conditions, in part because of shared attitudes amongst social groups.

A Shameful Perception Will Beget a Difficult Reality for Kansas

Joseph P. Mastrosimone | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Joseph P. Mastrosimone

The shameful decision by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, both a lawyer and a politician, to rescind a longstanding executive order outlawing employment discrimination against executive branch state employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is particularly troubling.

Sam Levine

Kansas Governor Tosses Protections For LGBT State Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Tuesday unilaterally rescinded rules that had protected state workers from discrimination based on gender identity an...

A Tale of Two Employment Discrimination Lawsuits: Revlon and Saks Fifth Avenue

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Stacy Slotnick

Both fashion tales will sink or swim depending on the disclosures made during pre-trial discovery. It will be either the spring of hope, or the winter of despair, for this pair of voguish glamour companies.

How Abercrombie & Fitch Brought American Muslims And Jews Together

The Daily Beast | Dean Obeidallah | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion

Say what you want about Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F), the chain has done something special. No, I’m not talking some dazzling new clothing line for ult...

EEOC Champion of Vulnerable Workers Deserves Reconfirmation

Sharon M. Dietrich | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Sharon M. Dietrich

P. David Lopez has served as the general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010. Along with several other more high profile Obama administration appointees, General Counsel Lopez faces a confirmation before the U.S. Senate, with a critical vote to take place early this week.

Why We Shouldn't Lose Sight of Full Equality

Patrick McNeil | Posted 12.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

Whether at school or in public spaces, many LGBT youth don't feel safe and continue to face disgraceful levels of discrimination (and some don't feel safe at home, either). But when they enter the workforce, disadvantages persist.

Supreme Court To Hear Cases Over Employment, Housing Bias

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminate against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf clashed with the c...

The Other Marriage Discrimination

Nancy Leong | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Nancy Leong

The move toward equality for everyone who wishes to marry is cause for celebration. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on marital status more generally, and to look for ways to equalize those who wish to marry and those who don't.

It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too

Martha Burk | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

So while we're reminiscing about the glory days of the U.S. space program, remember the women who were left behind -- that giant step should have been for womankind too.

50 Years After the Civil Rights Act, Is the Joke on Women?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

History is divided on whether adding sex discrimination to the list of no-nos in the 1964 Civil Rights Act was meant to be a joke or a death knell for the bill. Either way, with women still making 77 cents on the dollar compared to men and the courts now firmly on the side of corporations, the joke is on women now.

Fox, Feminism and the Boy Crisis: In the Beginning There Was Darkness

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Soraya Chemaly

In an effort to spare everyone the hard work of recreating the wheel next time round, I thought it would be easier to create the Fox News Boy Crisis Cheat Sheet

The Challenges of Finding Employment as a 52-Year-Old Transgender Woman

Rebecca Pell | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Pell

Getting a meaningful job seems unattainable right now. I can't change things that are beyond my control. I can't change the fact that I'm 52, and that I'm transsexual with a voice like a guy.

Will New York City Lead the Fight Against Employment Discrimination?

Amy Traub | Posted 06.11.2014 | New York
Amy Traub

The nation's for-profit credit reporting companies, which developed credit reports as a tool for lenders, have sought new markets for their product and aggressively marketed them to employers -- evidence be damned.

The Right to Be Wrong

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The Seattle Archdiocese has a constitutional right to impose Catholic teachings in church-run schools. I disagree with those teachings, but I also respect and cherish the First Amendment.

Who's the Boss? Not Who You Think

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Harassment is still far too common in the American workplace. According to a national poll, a quarter of all female workers and 10 percent of men have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work. By limiting the definition of supervisor, the Vance decision seriously limited the power to fight harassment.

Employer's Uneven Discipline Supports Employee's Retaliation Claim

Brad Reid | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Employers without uniform employee disciplinary actions risk an employee's assertion that an imposed workplace discipline is unlawful retaliation for utilizing protected rights.

Is a 'Magic Wand' Needed to Fix Anti-Discrimination Bill?

Ian Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

Happily, what is needed to actually narrow ENDA's religious exemption is not a "magic wand," but rather for ENDA's sponsors (all of whom are stalwart supporters of LGBT rights) to realize that narrowing the religious exemption language won't doom the bill.

The Top 5 Issues Congress Isn't Dealing With Because of the Budget

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Without a normal compromise budget in place, legislation must be passed every few months to continue funding the government, a process which is redirecting Congressional energies almost exclusively to finances.

Workplace Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals: It's Time for ENDA

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

Macy v. Holder established that gender identity is protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. While encouraging, reliance on the Civil Rights Act doesn't offer transgender individuals the protection necessary to close some of the employment and wage gaps they so frequently face.

How The March On Washington's Demands Stack Up 50 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business

Fifty years ago today, when more than 200,000 protesters took to Washington to demand racial equality, they came with specific policy ideas too, m...

ENDA Vote Is Just the Beginning

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act now heads to the full Senate for consideration. In 29 states workers are not protected from being fired because of their sexual orientation, and in 34 states workers can be fired for being transgender.

Fired for Being Trans: The Rest of the Story

Rebecca Juro | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

After I lost my job, I wasn't able to find work again for six years. With no laws anywhere locally that protected my right to work, there was no interest in hiring a trans woman, particularly one who was visibly trans. Once the economy began declining, my ability to get hired vanished once again.

WATCH: Transgender Discrimination: I Was Fired For Transitioning From Man To Woman

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Federal law bans employment discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, age and disability. But sexual orientation and gender identi...