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Employment Discrimination

Will New York City Lead the Fight Against Employment Discrimination?

Amy Traub | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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 03.13.2014 | 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 03.13.2014 | 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...

Lila Shapiro

Moms Make Personal Pleas For Rob Portman To Support ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Joe Herron was always nice to the gay customers who came into the national retail store where he worked in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. But his friendl...

Caitlin MacNeal

ENDA Foes Off To Slow Start On Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Employment Non-Discrimination Act expected to receive a vote this summer, supporters of the federal gay rights bill are lobbyin...

How Veterans Can Combat Employment Discrimination

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

If you are a veteran about to tackle the job market, it's important to understand your rights and know how to combat employment discrimination if you're faced with it. Here's how.

Lila Shapiro

A Tale Of Two Exxon Mobil Applicants

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Jennifer Priston and Michelle Caland are similar in many respects. They both live in Springfield, Ill., attended the same high school and graduated fr...

Why ENDA's Religious Exemption Must Be Narrowed

Ian Thompson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

Of all the various bills in Congress impacting LGBT people, ENDA is the most important. And though significant and important changes have been made, one really bad provision is unchanged from past versions of the bill.

The Difficult Issue of Attractiveness Discrimination

Brad Reid | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

Civil rights judicial decisions have prohibited gender-stereotyping in the workplace. Should appearance and attractiveness stereotyping become a part of this doctrine?

Mr. President, Act Now

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 01.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

President Obama can issue an executive order banning discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The White House punted on the issue in the spring. Mr. President, the time for action is now.

Christina Wilkie

Supreme Court Will Define What A 'Supervisor' Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, in the term that began Monday, will rule on at least two disputes that could have a major impact on how employees fig...

White Denial and Black Middle-Class Realities (Part 1)

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 10.16.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Whites with felony convictions are more likely to be hired than African Americans without any criminal background. You can wish away these facts, and erase these experiences, but denial and silence will not lead to change.

Jillian Berman

Ex-Benz Employees Claim They Were Subject To Racial Discrimination, Fired For Bringing It Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

Two employees of a Manhattan Mercedes-Benz dealership claim they were subject to racial discrimination at work and then fired after bringing this issu...

Your Tats Could Cost You A Job Offer

Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

Job-seekers all over the world are finding that their tats may be costing them a job opportunity. The Takasu Clinic, which has cosmetic surgery ce...

Be A Proud Ally Year-Round

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Nancy K. Kaufman

The more your speech and behavior contributes to the general sense that being LGBT is normal, the more LGBT persons will be able to enjoy acceptance and normality in everyday life. And the more others who believe in equality will be empowered to say so.

Lila Shapiro

ExxonMobil Shareholder Pushes Expanded Protections For LGBT Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2012 | Gay Voices

Corporate America has taken bold strides over the past decade, with many companies expanding protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender em...

Do You Think It's Fair...

Brad Lander | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

Many employers in New York City and across the country routinely use credit reports to discriminate against job applicants with poor credit histories. This puts people in a cruel Catch-22.