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Employment Discrimination

The Difficult Task of Legally Proving a Hostile Work Environment

Brad Reid | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

The legal concept of a "hostile work environment" comes from judicial decisions interpreting the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting ...

McCrory's Munchausen by Proxy

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

Pat McCrory rushed to sign HB 2 creating the danger of losing massive federal funding and on his Facebook page now claims to be the hero because the President sensibly doesn't pull funding while the DOJ defeats McCrory in court, while unlike McCrory the President doesn't throw the people of North Carolina under the bus. This seems a classic case of Munchausen by Proxy to me. McCrory deliberately hurts what he's been entrusted to guard and then pretends to come to the rescue.

Discrimination Is Painful in Any Form

Angela Greene | Posted 05.09.2016 | HuffPost Home
Angela Greene

Unfortunately, there are too many people who know the familiar and painful sting of discrimination. It doesn't matter what form of discrimination one ...

McCrory and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.02.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.

"These White Gay Guys Are Coming to Take All Our Jobs." Workplace Discrimination in the Mayor's Office

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

James Felton Keith went back to his hometown of Detroit to help rebuild the city after it went bankrupt. On his first day working in the new mayor's office, a colleague was giving him a tour of the office when two gay men walked by and were introduced. After they left, James was shocked at what he heard from his colleague:

U.S. Sues Texas City Over Discriminatory Police Hiring Practices

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Lubbock alleging that the Texas city has en...

Chief Justice Roberts Says 'Quitting Your Job Is A Very Big Deal'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a brief moment on Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to acknowledge workers who are forced to quit due to a discriminatory wo...

Defense Secretary's Criticism of Military Judge Order Could Derail 9/11 Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

When Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, called a military judge's order "outrageous" earlier this week, they probably didn't intend to throw a wrench into the pending 9/11 military commission case.

Report Finds Just Half Of Americans Are Protected From Anti-LGBT Discrimination At Work

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Only half of Americans are protected against anti-LGBT employment discrimination, a report from the Movement Advancement Project found. According to t...

'I Lost Everything Within A Day' Of Disclosing HIV Status

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

Cody Walker was in a relationship and had a great new job. But then he got his diagnosis that he was HIV positive and he lost everything.

This Is How You Deal With Homophobia In the Classroom

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

Alexa Espinal is 23 years old and had been teaching for only two weeks. But that's all the time needed for Alexa to experience homophobic words from her middle school students.

Sitting Pretty: Good-Looking People Make More Money, But It's Not All Roses

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

To put it plainly, pretty people get paid more, and not just in occupations like modeling, entertainment, sales and marketing, and prostitution. To what extent do good looks matter in the workplace? What physical characteristics are most rewarded? You might be amazed by the answers.

This Catholic High School Is Standing Up To The Church

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Catholic high school in Portland, Oregon, made history this week by instituting a policy that forbids employment discrimination against gays and les...

The Constant Struggle for Equality: 5 Ways to Be a Better Ally

Sean O'Toole | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sean O'Toole

I'd like to focus on the bigger picture and examine why, regardless of anti-discrimination legislative changes, LGBTQ employment discrimination will remain economically divisive, socially permissible and unfortunately commonplace. I'd also like to point out how vital it is to get allies to recognize this issue as a valid and ongoing struggle.

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...

Told She Was Too Attractive For The Salvation Army, Lawsuit Says

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business

The Salvation Army's charitable image is being challenged in a big way. A woman in Roanoke, Virginia, is suing the organization in federal court fo...

Why the Supreme Court's Abercrombie Decision Is a Game Changer for Sikh-Americans

Gurjot Kaur | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Gurjot Kaur

On Monday, Abercrombie & Fitch faced a major defeat in its interpretation of religious discrimination law and employees of faith, especially visibly religious minorities, breathed a collective sigh of relief.

One City Takes a Giant Step for Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

Too often when Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes headlines, it's bad news -- a police department under scrutiny by the Justice Department, or a seemingly unsolvable homeless problem. But recently the city made news for something good -- especially good for women.

Pregnancy Discrimination, Immigrant Women and Low-Wage Work

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

In the struggle for equal rights at work, much remains to be done. Advocates recognize that despite existing federal and state protections, pregnant workers in this country still face discrimination when denied reasonable accommodations that would otherwise enable them to continue working and support their families.

Ghosts in the Courtroom

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The Mattachine brief, and the archival rescue that went into it, is in partial payment of an historic debt. But victory in the marriage cases will not complete that debt.

Beware: 'Wellness' May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Judith Feder | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Judith Feder

For years employers have offered worksite wellness programs, ranging from newsletters or gym memberships to high stakes incentive programs that change your insurance premiums by thousands of dollars if you lose weight, reduce your blood pressure or blood sugar levels, quit smoking or achieve some other health outcome.

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

Gurjot Kaur | Posted 05.02.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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...