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Workplace Discrimination

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...

Charting the Wave of New LGBT Protections at Work

Marcy Karin | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Marcy Karin

Starting April 8, 2015, employers who do business with the federal government may not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Things My Male Tech Colleagues Have Actually Said To Me, Annotated

Cate Burlington | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Cate Burlington

"It's not 'P.C.' to say this, but..." Thank you for this helpful preface alerting me to the fact that I can spend the next 30 seconds fantasizing about "Star Trek" without missing anything important.

Emily Peck

Why Overweight Workers Have A Hard Time Succeeding At Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business

Are fat people less likely to win on Jeopardy? Of course not. Yet people sill believe that the obese make less competent game show contestants, acc...

Amanda Terkel

Does Your Member Of Congress Have Policies Protecting LGBT Staffers From Discrimination?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's still legal for members of Congress to fire their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's because th...

The Gospel of Diversity: Personal Assumptions and Business Implications

BJ Gallagher | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
BJ Gallagher

While the Gospel of Diversity is being preached in press conferences, public speeches, corporate workshops and seminars across the country, little attention is paid to the conflicting values and faulty assumptions implicit these discussions.

Billie Jean King - Rallying for a New Equality

Lori Sokol | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Sokol

Currently, there is no U.S. federal law that adequately protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers from employment discrimination. But King has no plans to retire, at least not off the court.

5 Key Moments for Pregnant Workers in 2014

Tom Spiggle | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

Without a doubt, 2014 has been a busy year for the law on pregnancy discrimination, with the Supreme Court, federal courts, states and the media getting into the act.

LGBT Rights: The Fight's Not Over

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 02.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The recent mid-term elections marked a blazingly clear reversal of fortune for the Democrat and Republican political agendas. What's less obvious is how the reverberations will affect the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) movement.

Reading the Clues From the Supreme Court on Pregnancy Discrimination

Tom Spiggle | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

The Supreme Court won't tell us until next year whether it will limit a law intended to help pregnant women at work, but it gave some clues last week.

Harassment in the Workplace: Why the US and the EU Must Act

Federiga Bindi | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Federiga Bindi

Workplace harassment is a particularly serious and growing phenomenon. Yet, in most countries, there is little awareness and even less so legal protection against it.

4 Reasons That Feminism and Disability Rights Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Not only am I still convinced that feminism has a purpose and should be discussed, but I think that initiatives for women's empowerment could hold a lot of promise for ameliorating the issues faced by persons with disabilities in the workplace.

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.

Kate Sheppard

Alaska's GOP Congressman Says He'd 'Probably' Vote For ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Alaska's Republican congressman, Don Young, suggested in a debate Thursday night that he may be open to voting for workplace protections for gays and ...

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.

The Real-Life Experiences Of Those Who Suffer From Bipolar Disorder

Alexandra Nyfors | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Nyfors

I'm settled into the first stability I have ever had as an adult. I have been living in the same place for the longest time since I left my childhood home. I am mostly glad I decided to live, and vastly grateful that I managed to pay into Social Security every year from the age of 15 to the age of 53. Most of all, it is good to live without hiding.

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...

Is Workplace Bullying the New Discrimination?

S. L. Young | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

It's time to ensure that workplaces, individuals, and societies are guarded against any actions, behaviors, policies, procedures, or laws that prevent anyone from having a fair and unrestricted opportunity for success.

Carole King Campaigns For Natalie Tennant In West Virginia

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Award-winning singer Carole King campaigned on Sunday in support of West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant's (D) bid for a U.S. Senate seat,...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Have Zero Reaction To Obama's Historic LGBT Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday making it illegal for federal contractors to fire or harass employees based...

Moving Forward After Today's Executive Orders

Rebecca Isaacs | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Isaacs

We urge the next Congress to introduce a comprehensive bill that addresses discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations like the comprehensive laws we have passed in many states.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Signs Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Finally Ready To Sign Executive Order Targeting LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday will sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transg...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Stands By ENDA With Religious Exemption, Hints At 'Plan' To Address Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when gay rights groups are pulling their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act over its broad religious exemption,...

Where's the Beef in Burger King's 'Proud Whopper' Campaign?

Misha Pinkhasov | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Misha Pinkhasov

For the "Proud Whopper" promotion to have been meaningful, Burger King should have gotten its own workplace practices in order before preaching equality to others.