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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding these fundamentals about Afro-textured hair will help the U.S. military, schools and employers acknowledge that natural Black hair has a morphological difference that requires different needs than other ethnic groups.
Microaggressions are the negative assumptions we make about people that limit their humanity and value. As progressive as many workplaces are, we might be surprised that our everyday interactions are filled with microaggressions that undermine our self-worth and productivity.
Americans are rightly dismayed that Google, one of our most iconic technology companies, has possibly the worst "diversity" employment record of any Fortune 500 company.
Fueled by the growth of "perma-temp" workers who toil for years at the same job for low wages, few if any benefits and with no protections, thousands of employees are increasingly being left behind while their companies reap the benefits of their hard work.
if you need to know when and how to get coverage for a pregnant employee's position while she is out, there is nothing improper about asking the timing of her leave. And remember to smile; she's a pregnant woman, not kryptonite.
Today, 29 states still lack protections for workers based on sexual orientation, and 32 do so based on gender identity.
Women face many obstacles in the workplace. Perhaps most challenging is a very structured hierarchical system that was not built with them in mind. Kristen Schilt thought the best way to understand these barriers was to hear from those who have experienced both worlds -- those who are transgender.
One thing no one expects when they're expecting is discrimination. Unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination is all too real. But that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do about it.
Although easily lost in the political uproar over the proposed laws in Arizona, Kansas, Georgia and elsewhere, the truth is that most businesses don't need Beau Crow laws to give them legal cover for LGBT discrimination.
There's an ignoble side to the Americans with Disabilities Act that I'd really like to see change in Corporate America and beyond. The ADA, the landmark law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in the workplace, can work for and against workers.
There is no question that this administration has an unparalleled record of accomplishments for LGBT Americans. When President Obama finally signs this executive order, it will unquestionably be remembered as one of his signature civil rights accomplishments.