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Me Too Movement Shared as Part of Political Campaign

The survivors of sexual assault often feel that their voices and their stories go unheard, prompting the recent Me Too Movement. This year one Virginia woman made her #MeToo experience the focal point of her political campaign, telling potential cons… Read More
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Supreme Court Extends Civil Rights Protections to LGBTQ Employees

Can you be fired from your job for coming out as gay or transgender? Not anymore. In a landmark case, the Supreme Court has extended Title VII civil rights protections to LGBTQ employees nationwide. The opinion, written by Trump appointee, Justice Ne… Read More
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Cheer Star Lawsuit Brings to Light Sex Abuse in Competitive Cheerleading

The general public may think of cheerleading as a “sexy” activity involving attractive women and the strong men who hold them in the air. However, competitive cheerleading is an active and intensely competitive sport involving children as young a… Read More
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Discrimination Concerns Raised by DOJ for Yale’s College Application Process

The Trump Administration’s Department of Justice has had its eye on Affirmative Action policies used at Ivy League colleges for years. Now, while a private lawsuit against Harvard goes up on appeal, the DOJ has turned its attention to Yale Universi… Read More
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$90,000 Settlement Shows Discrimination in the Workplace Against HIV Positive Employees

Can you be denied a job because you are HIV positive? Many LGBTQ+ employees and others who live with this diagnosis worry any time an employer requires a medical check. But a recent settlement shows that HIV discrimination is illegal under the Americ… Read More
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ABA Ethics Committee Releases Discrimination and Harassment Guidelines in New Opinion

Lawyers, specifically employment lawyers, are the ones who help employees fight back against discrimination and harassment at work. But what about when they are the victims of the behavior, or the ones doing the harassing? The American Bar Associatio… Read More
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McDonald’s Sues Former CEO Over Accusations of Sexual Harassment

Fast-food retail giant McDonald’s reported a lawsuit against their former CEO, Steve Easterbrook, over accusations of sexual harassment, violations of company policy against relationships with subordinates, and using the company email to send porno… Read More
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Olympic Coach and Figure Skating Organizations Sued for Sexual Abuse and Cover Up

Figure skating abuse is not the phrase that conjures up the elegant images of prime athletes oft associated with the sport. Olympic figure skating has long been one of the most popular competitions in the Winter Games. But looking at the beautiful sk… Read More
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Jacksonville Reinstates Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Ordinance after Courts Struck It Down

Cities all across America have passed anti-LGBTQ discrimination ordinances to protect their residents from hate. But these ordinances often face stiff opposition and even lawsuits from right-wing advocacy groups like Liberty Counsel. Find out what ha… Read More
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Jones Day’s Pay Discrimination Cases Could Become a Collective Action

The $2 million pay discrimination cases against the Jones Day law firm has been around for a while. Initially filed in April 2019, the case has progressed through rounds of discovery and survived a motion to dismiss by the employer. Now the women law… Read More
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