It’s Now Illegal to Discriminate Against LGBT #diversity #inclusion #LGBT

The EEOC has spoken — workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation is now illegal. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission made the decision Thursday, stating that employers who discriminate against LGBT workers are violating Title VII of , which prohibits employment-related discrimination “based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.”  “Sexual orientation discrimination is … Continue reading It’s Now Illegal to Discriminate Against LGBT #diversity #inclusion #LGBT

Women in Sports Are Getting Their Financial Butts Kicked #gender #bias

It’s another historic day in the land. The South Carolina legislature voted to take down the Confederate flag outside its state house, and it came down today. It’s a cause for celebration, a win. But now the cha cha will begin. One step forward, two steps back, as people’s desperate rear guard reaction to change … Continue reading Women in Sports Are Getting Their Financial Butts Kicked #gender #bias

U.S. Navy, Marines Triple Paid Maternity Leave #gender #maternityleave

Effective immediately, female sailors and marines can now take up to 18 weeks after the birth of a child. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus directed the U.S. Navy to triple the amount of paid maternity leave it offers, making the Navy the first military service to provide more than six weeks of leave. Because a Navy … Continue reading U.S. Navy, Marines Triple Paid Maternity Leave #gender #maternityleave

Nasty Gal Nasty to Pregnant Employees? #pregnancy #discrimination

Former Nasty Gal employee Aimee Concepcion has filed suit against the women’s clothing company. Filed in March, the suit alleges the company illegally fired four pregnant employees, including Concepcion, and one man who intended to take paternity leave. There does seem to be a pattern of behavior, or at least the appearance of impropriety. Aimee … Continue reading Nasty Gal Nasty to Pregnant Employees? #pregnancy #discrimination