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Alleged “Fraternity Culture” at One Top Law Firm Blamed for Equal Pay Act Violations

Do you have to be “one of the boys” to get the best projects, and the best pay, at your work? A lawsuit against one of the top law firms in the country says the firm’s “fraternity culture” led to gender discrimination and Equal Pay Act viol… Read More
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Women Venture Capitalists Fight Gender Discrimination in Lending

Where can a woman go for funding to start her business? Women entrepreneurs continue to face challenges raising seed money from venture capitalists who are overwhelmingly male, and white. Now a group of women venture capitalists in New York are fight… Read More
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What to Do About a Bully Boss and Their Sexual Harassment

When your boss is demanding, demeaning, and abusive, it can make every day a struggle. And when their comments and jokes turn to sex or gender, it can also be illegal. Find out what qualifies for federal and state protections and what you can do abou… Read More
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International Employees’ #MeToo Push May Find Strength in New York State Human Rights Act

Not every country’s laws or government take sexual harassment as seriously as in the U.S. But for international employees making a #MeToo push against their employers, a business trip to New York could give them a chance to find strength in the New… Read More
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Union Claims Attendance Policy Causes Gender Discrimination Against Flight Attendants

Can an attendance policy be illegal gender discrimination? The Association of Professional Flight Attendants thinks so. It has filed a complaint with the EEOC, claiming American Airlines’ new attendance policy causes gender discrimination against f… Read More
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Women Economists Call for Accounting on Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

Economics and finance have long been male-dominated industries. Last year a #MeToo complaint brought to light a climate of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Now women economists are speaking out, even disrupting the American Economic Assoc… Read More
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Salary Negotiations or Racial and Gender Pay Discrimination: How Can You Tell?

Whether you are applying for a new position, or asking for a raise, the idea of demanding more money from an employer is often nerve wracking. But what if you are being underpaid because of your race or gender? How can you tell if your pay is based o… Read More
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Gender Pay Gap Widens at Top Law Firms

Differences in the income of men and women happen at every point on the pay scale. From blue-collar workers to white-collar professionals, women often have to fight to earn as much as their male counterparts. Now the most recent study of top law firm… Read More
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Planned Parenthood Employees Face Pregnancy Discrimination

When women want to start a family, having their employer’s support can be an important factor in the decision. Knowing you can follow doctor’s orders for light work, bed rest, or other pregnancy-related restrictions is crucial. But even at progre… Read More
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Black Women in Law Face Gender Discrimination and Racial Bias

Many people assume that lawyers — both in-house and in firms — live comfortable lives and earn a lot of money. But if you ask a lawyer, especially a woman of color, you may find they experience a life very different from the stereotype. A recent… Read More
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