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Woman Faces Much Bigger Steps than Man: Gender discrimination and inequality at work

Scientists’ Sensors Show Gender Discrimination and Inequality at Work

Women have fought for decades for equality at work, and in their paychecks. After all that time and effort, gender discrimination and inequality at work is a persistent problem in companies across the country. Some say that is because of the differen…
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Pregnancy Discrimination at Work in America’s Big Businesses

Starting a family shouldn’t come with a risk of being fired. But expectant mothers across the country face pregnancy discrimination at work. The illegal trend to hold women back because they have children can strike anywhere, from small compani…
Transgender Woman

​Religious Objection Doesn’t Overrule Transgender Discrimination Protections, Court Says

If you decide to come out at work, can your employer fire you for being transgender? Does it matter if your boss is a Christian? The Sixth Circuit Court says no and no. A religious objection doesn’t overrule transgender discrimination protectio…
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International Gender Pay Gap Revealed by British Reporting Requirements

Finding out you are not receiving equal pay can be tough. Some businesses even make rules against employees discussing their income. Now some employees may have a little easier a time investigating their wages, since new British reporting requirement…
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Do Civil Rights Laws Protect Against Genderqueer Discrimination at Work?

For generations, gender in the workplace has been black and white, male and female. But as the cultural understanding of gender have grown more technicolor, the laws protecting against gender discrimination and sexual harassment haven’t always…
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​42% of Women Report Gender Discrimination at Work

For the past several months, the news has been full of reports of women (and men) raising complaints of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. But are these isolated incidents, or a glimpse at a bigger, societal problem? A survey by the Pew Res…
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Can I Be Fired for Getting Pregnant?

Learning that you are expecting a child should generally be a happy experience. Unfortunately, many employees face fear instead of excitement when they learn they are having a child. They may be worried that they could be fired for getting pregnant.…
Girls at Private School

Can Private Schools Discriminate Based on Gender?

Many parents consider public, private, and charter school options available to their students. But could choosing a private school cut a child off from civil rights protections Can private schools discriminate based on gender? In this blog post, I wi…
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Wage Discrimination at BBC Goes Public

How do you measure wage discrimination in field where talent affects each individual’s pay? For the last 6 months, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) has been wrestling with this issue in light of claims of wage discrimination at BBC. With…
Woman Who Was Harassed at Work

Harassed at Work: Can You Sue for Emotional Abuse?

When you are harassed at work, it can make you dread every shift and put your physical and mental health at risk. But can you do anything to stop it? Can you sue for emotional abuse if harassed at work? In this post, I will review the laws that prote…

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