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Workplace Discrimination

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.

The Missing Education on Black Hair

Kimika Hudson | Posted 08.31.2014 | Black Voices
Kimika Hudson

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.

Microaggression: The New Workplace Bigotry

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

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.

Jennifer Bendery

In Wreckage Of Supreme Court Decision, Gay Rights Groups See Hope

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom was a blow to progressives, but leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender righ...

Jennifer Bendery

Fired Lesbian Police Chief Gets Her Job Back, Homophobic Mayor Thwarted By Town Council

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- The town council of Latta, South Carolina, reinstated Crystal Moore as police chief on Friday, ending a dramatic two-month standoff with...

Jennifer Bendery

Town Mayor Blocks Fired Lesbian Police Chief From Getting Her Job Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- Crystal Moore was easily the happiest person in Latta, South Carolina on Tuesday night. Residents in the town of 1,400 people had jus...

Jennifer Bendery

Town Votes To Give Fired Lesbian Police Chief Her Job Back, Strips Mayor Of Power

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- The residents of Latta, South Carolina, on Tuesday came through for their police chief, Crystal Moore, who was fired two months ago for ...

GOP Congressman Skeptical That LGBT Workplace Discrimination Exists

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

A Republican congressman said he's not sure that workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people exists -- because he's...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: 'Not Right' That It's Still Legal To Fire People For Being LGBT

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday it's "wrong" that nearly 30 states allow employers to fire or harass someone solely because they are...

Obama's Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination 'Expands The Universe'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Dr. Dana Beyer, the executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, discussed on HuffPost Live Tuesday President Barack Obama's plan to draft an executi...

How To Debate Republicans Who Resist Workplace Nondiscrimination

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans scored a win Monday when President Barack Obama announced he would draft an executive order to...

Google's Dark Ages Diversity Strategy Fails

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

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.

It's Time to Terminate Temp Abuse, Pass Calif. Bill AB 1897

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

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.

5 Ways to Deal With a Pregnant Employee Without Getting Sued

Tom Spiggle | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Tom Spiggle

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.

The Equality Act Turns 40

David G. Dodge | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
David G. Dodge

Today, 29 states still lack protections for workers based on sexual orientation, and 32 do so based on gender identity.

Jennifer Bendery

White House Ducks Questions On Biden's Openness To Executive Action On LGBT Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday dodged questions about Vice President Joe Biden's apparent support for an executive o...

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 05.25.2014 | 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.