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Are Misgendered Pronouns Gender Discrimination at Work?

For transgender and nonbinary workers, a supervisor using the right name and pronoun can be a sign of affirmation and respect. But what if coworkers or supervisors refuse to refer to you in your preferred way? Are misgendered pronouns gender discrimi… Read More
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EEOC Sexual Harassment Cl…

EEOC Sexual Harassment Claims Drop in 2019

Every year, thousands of women and men file claims with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for discrimination and sexual harassment at work. Surprisingly, last year the number of sexual harassment claims dropped, even though ther… Read More
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EEOC Considers Changes to Equal Pay Data Collections

Women’s rights advocates and researchers are often looking for new sources for data on pay disparities based on race, gender, and other factors. In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission added a mandatory report to help with Equal Pay Ac… Read More
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Could Ability-Based Wages…

Could Ability-Based Wages Close the Gender Pay Gap?

How does your boss decide what to pay you? Is it based on your position, experience, or rain-making record? What about your core ability? An academic report suggests that income inequality and the gender pay gap could be reduced if people were paid b… Read More
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Will You Lose Your Rights…

Will You Lose Your Rights If You Quit Your Job to Escape Sexual Harassment?

Every day, many victims of sexual harassment walk into work wondering if this is the day they will quit. They may struggle to endure the hostile working environment rather than run the risks of unemployment. Others stick it out, only to be fired rath… Read More
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What Happens After a Pers…

What Happens After a Person is Fired for Gender Discrimination?

There are many sources for what to do and what can happen after a person is fired because of the biases of his or her supervisor or employer. The appropriate response to gender discrimination and sexual harassment is often to terminate the harasser… Read More
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New York State Legislators Tighten Sexual Harassment Laws, Again

Earlier this year, the New York state legislature held its first hearings on sexual harassment and gender discrimination in nearly 50 years. Now Senate Bill 6577, the product of those hearings, has been signed into law. That means tighter sexual hara… Read More
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What Woman to Woman Gende…

What Woman to Woman Gender Discrimination Looks Like

The faces of the #MeToo movement have been women from across the country who have faced sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the hands of the men they worked for. But that’s not the only way female employees can be disadvantaged at work.… Read More
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EEOC Swears in Sharon Gus…

EEOC Swears in Sharon Gustafson General Counsel, First Woman to Do So

After nearly 3 years without a head attorney, the EEOC has finally sworn in Sharon Gustafson as its new General Counsel. Will the first woman to hold the seat mean stronger protections for women facing gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and pr… Read More
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Study: Women Software Dev…

Study: Women Software Developers’ Gender Gap Won’t Close for 100 Years according to study

The software industry has had a long-standing reputation as a white man’s industry. Minorities and women have had trouble breaking into the higher ranks of computer companies for decades. Now a new study shows that women software developers’ gend… Read More
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