Tag Archives: workplace discrimination

New York jury says it’s not okay for black people to use the N word at work

TweetA New York jury ruled Tuesday that the N word is off limits in the workplace, even when it’s being used by one black person to another.  The case could set interesting precedent in the area of employment discrimination and curb the social use of the N word between black people while they are at [...]
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Quick Hit: Man named Kim can’t get a job until he adds “Mr.” to his resume

TweetKim O’ Gandy is an Australian management consultant. In the ’90s he was looking for a new job. When he started submitting applications, he felt pretty confident, as he was–by his own description–”an experienced guy in an experienced guy’s world.” But for the first few months, things were not going too well. He writes: Somewhere [...]
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EEOC covering gender identity discrimination is a big effing deal

TweetThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled that employment discrimination based on gender identity is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. From Metro Weekly: The EEOC decision, issued without objection by the five-member, bipartisan commission, will apply to all EEOC enforcement and litigation activities at the commission and in its 53 [...]
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Rep. Steve King proves how much he sucks….again

TweetRep. Steve King (R-IA) really sucks.  Apparently, when he’s not ranting about Muslims, he’s suggesting a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” approach for the workplace.  Because you know that worked out great for the military (eyeroll). Currently, there is no federal protection for LGBT employees to prevent being terminated from their job because of their sexual [...]
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Class-action discrimination lawsuits after Wal-Mart

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetBy Amanda Dysart & Ariela Migdal, ACLU Women’s Rights Project Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit hears oral argument in Davis v. Cintas, one of the first nationwide class action discrimination cases to be argued since the Supreme Court issued its decision in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes last June. The [...]
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