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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Science of Human Sexuality Goes to Court

Dana Beyer | Posted 12.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Today I'd like to discuss one of the first two post-Macy cases being brought by the EEOC, a case that highlights the conflict surrounding the transgender condition brilliantly. It shows us the state of mind of those Americans who either are profoundly ignorant of science or detest those who don't fit into their limited conceptions of sexuality.

EEOC Champion of Vulnerable Workers Deserves Reconfirmation

Sharon M. Dietrich | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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.

Trans Legal Trailblazers Macy and Glenn Speak Out for Sweeping Educational Efforts

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

This is an opportunity to educate the general population that discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression, which encompasses tens of millions of people, is illegal and harmful to the bottom line. This is an opportunity to humanize and overcome ignorance and fear so that there is no desire to deny employment in the first place.

First Asian American Chair Named To Equal Employment Agency

NJ.com | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

LIVINGSTON — President Barack Obama has appointed a New Jersey native to head the federal government agency charged with enforcing its anti-discrimi...

Supreme Court Weighs Government Duty To Settle Job Discrimination Claims

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a dispute over the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's duty to try and settle...

Ban the Box: What's Next? Ban the Job Application?

Ira Wolfe | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

While Ban the Box at first seemed to me like just more social activist and civil liberties intrusion into my life as a business owner, the discussion opened my eyes to an even bigger hurdle standing in the way of improving employee screening and selection.

Google Admits It's Overwhelmingly White And Male

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its...

EEOC Reaches Settlement With Five Hawaii Farms In Thai Workers Lawsuit

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 11.15.2013 | Business

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached settlements with five Hawaii farms in a discrimination lawsuit involvin...

Red 2: You're Never too Old to Kick Ass

Sophia Stuart | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Sophia Stuart

The Red franchise (for this is number two) is an adaptation of a D.C. Comics product. And yes, on the surface, it does the usual fast-paced, guns-fighting-martial-arts and multiple locations type show. Which is no bad thing.

Anita Hill, the Powerhouse Woman

Fariha Roisin | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
Fariha Roisin

In an era where sexual harassment in the workforce was hardly a cause for complaint, Anita Hill defied the social constraints of the time by asserting her rights. Director Freida Mock brings together the story in this documentary of Hill, Anita.

Why Age Bias In The Workplace Is So Hard To Prove

Sara Rix | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

It is one thing when advancing age provides a perk or two, even if the reasons for them are not always fully appreciated. However, it is quite another when age prevents qualified candidates from getting through the door and having an opportunity to market themselves in person to prospective employers.

Why 20 Government Offices You've Never Heard of Are Key to Financial Recovery

Preeti Vissa | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Preeti Vissa

To do their job properly, financial regulators -- the people in charge of securing our economic future -- must understand how their policies affect these communities. And that's why we desperately need people of color in these positions.

What It Takes to Win an Age Discrimination Suit

Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue The bar has gotten higher, but here’s what to do if you believe you have a case By Penelope Lemov When you lose yo...

Burger King Settles With Texas Pentecostal Teen

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

A Burger King in Texas has agreed to pay $25,000 to a Pentecostal woman who wore a skirt to work, court documents state. The payment settles a laws...

Largest Burger King Franchisee Pays $2.5M To Settle Sex Case

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The largest franchisee of Burger King restaurants is paying $2.5 million to settle federal claims of sexual harassment. The Equal Emplo...

Ask Candidates How They Will Vote on Equal Pay Bills -- Tribute to Lilly Ledbetter: Crusader for Women's Equal Pay

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Why isn't every candidate -- from presidential, to congressional, state and local officials -- asked how they will vote on equal pay legislation for women? Equal pay for women is a family and community economic stimulus factor, not just a women's issue.

Christina Wilkie

Too Fat To Work? Advocates Debate Whether Obesity Is Disability

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

"I've been a fat person all my life," said Peggy Howell, 65, of Las Vegas, Nevada. "I went from being a chubby kid to a fat teenager to a fat adult." ...

Big Bank Vice President Sues For Being 'Mommy-Tracked'

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

* Plaintiff says was "mommy-tracked" by bank * Deutsche Bank says takes allegations seriously By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters)...

The Most Ironic Lawsuit Ever?

Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

You would think that the agency charged with protecting workers from discrimination would know a thing or two about how not to get sued for discrimina...

Washington Schools Chief Resigns Amid Accusations Of Racism

Posted 07.13.2012 | Education

Longtime Washington school administrator Ethelda Burke has resigned from her post as Tukwila School District Superintendent due to an ongoing investig...

Man Claims He Was Subject To Noose, Shackle Display At Work

Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

A maintenance worker is suing his employer, claiming he was subject to harassment that included displays of shackles and a noose at work. Vernell ...

Store Allegedly Turned Down A Job Candidate Because He Wasn't Christian Enough

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

It's not exactly common during job interviews, for the interviewer to ask which churches you've attended the past few years, and whether you've been "...

EEOC issues new Policy Guidance on the Consideration of Criminal Records in Employment Decisions

Glenn E. Martin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn E. Martin

The mass incarceration of minority communities, and the resulting mass reentry and lifetime collateral consequences have created the "perfect storm" to ensure that criminal record based employment discrimination serves as a surrogate for race-based discrimination.

Trymaine Lee

Updated EEOC Policy Forces Employers To Give Fair Shot To Ex-Offenders

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 04.27.2012 | Black Voices

Kenneth Wilson has been looking for a job for more than two and a half years. But every single job interview that he's had seems to start and end the ...

Feds Update Criminal Background Check Policies, In Aim To Prevent Discrimination

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Is an arrest in a barroom brawl 20 years ago a job disqualifier? Not necessarily, the government said Wednesday in new guidelines on how...