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Workplace Discrimination

Dave Jamieson

Pregnant Worker Says Big Retailer Forced Her To Take Unpaid Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business

A pregnant worker has filed a lawsuit challenging Pier 1 Imports' policies toward expectant mothers, saying the home-goods retailer forced her to take...

Jennifer Bendery

Fired, Harassed LGBT Workers Wonder Why Obama Won't 'Stick His Neck Out' On ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a big splash on Tuesday with two executive orders relating to equal pay for women. But for all his talk abou...

What Could Transgender Experience Tell Us About Workplace Gender Roles?

Anne Loehr | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

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.

Pregnant? 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Discrimination at Work

Tom Spiggle | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

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.

With Arizona 'Beau Crow' Law Dead, Time to ENDA Discrimination

Adam Winkler | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Adam Winkler

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.

No Special Treatment for Workers With Disabilities, Please

Joe Entwisle | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Joe Entwisle

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.

Does Your Workplace Need To Be Schooled In Transgender Issues?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices

A comprehensive online learning program that aims to educate employers and employees about being more inclusive of the transgender community within th...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Big Plan On ENDA: Hope John Boehner Changes His Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday again signaled that President Barack Obama has no plans to take executive action to ban...

Jennifer Bendery

Employment Non-Discrimination Act Picks Up Another Republican Cosponsor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) on Tuesday became the sixth House Republican to sign onto legislation that would ban workplace discriminatio...

Why Talking Openly About Money Is Crucial, Not Crass

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

Most of us talk about our sex lives with at least one person we're not having sex with. Yet many of us do not talk about money with anyone at all.

1,800 Days and Counting

Ian Thompson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

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.

State To Address Disturbing Loophole In Workplace Rights

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

A California legislator plans to introduce a bill protecting unpaid interns from workplace discrimination and harassment -- protections they now are n...

Why Not Everyone Is Happy About Workplace Support Growth For Gay Rights

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after...

Teacher Says He Was Fired For Getting His Gay Marriage License

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A teacher at a private Catholic high school in Pennsylvania says he was fired for getting his gay marriage license on Friday, reports local ABC affili...

Lisa Belkin

Sheryl Sandberg: 'Silence Is Killing Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Here's a hypothetical. Your boss calls you in and says, "I just wanted you to know that if you are thinking about having children one day, and are ...

The Virtual Repeal of Kennedy-Johnson Administrations' 'Signature Achievement'

Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.) | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.)

Federal judges from trial courts to the Supreme Court have interpreted the Civil Rights Act virtually, although not entirely, out of existence. This is so across judicial philosophies, across the political spectrum and even across presidential appointments.

Amanda Terkel

ENDA's Not Dead Yet! Bill's Sponsor Says Republicans Quietly Back It

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is confident that if House Republican leaders allow a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, it will ...

President Obama Is Right: We Must Pass ENDA

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

Your sexual orientation or gender identity should have absolutely nothing to do with your career. The only thing that should matter? Your job performance. There are so many very qualified, talented and hardworking Americans who happen to be LGBT. And so what if they are?

Jennifer Bendery

David Vitter Pushing For Abortion Vote During ENDA Debate, Aides Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is pushing for an abortion vote during this week's unrelated debate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ...

Jennifer Bendery

Jeff Flake Opposes Discrimination Against LGB (But Not T) People [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Jeff Flake was a member of the House, he surprised some in 2007 by voting to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill tha...

WATCH: Woman Must Cut Her Dreadlocks To Keep Her Job

Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices

Following reports of a Baltimore woman fired from her job because of her blonde highlights, another black woman is facing discrimination because of th...

Wanted: An Inclusive Workplace. Needed: Active Allies.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 12.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The ultimate dividend: The combination of a diverse workforce and leaders who get that diversity makes companies measurably more innovative. It is a bottom-line imperative that organizations work to create a workplace where LGBT workers feel accepted.

Dave Jamieson

Feeling Safe? Most Workplace Inspections To Cease In Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress fails to fund the federal government to avert a shutdown, most investigations into workplace safety and discrimination will ...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate To Vote On Employment Non-Discrimination Act As Soon As September

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate could vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act as soon as September, a Senate Democratic leadership aide told The Huffin...

WATCH: I Was Denied A Job Because I'm Bald

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

By age 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by age 50, approximately 85 percent of men have signif...