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Bathroom Equity for Women Could Cost Taxpayers $200K

Bathroom Equity for Women Could Cost Taxpayers $200K

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner, R-Oh, is determined to establish restroom gender equity, reports Erika Lovley in Politico. Although that mission could cost taxpayers $200,000, Boehner has proposed building right off the House floor a bathroom facility for females. At the... Read More »

Boss Requires Female Workers Wear Red Bracelets During Menstrual Cycle

Boss Requires Female Workers Wear Red Bracelets During Menstrual Cycle

In Norway, a boss mandates female employees wear red bracelets during their menstrual cycles, reports Daily Mail. That practice is just one of various oddball tactics in that nation to improve productivity. Others include using electronic key cards for restrooms in order to monitor the frequency and duration... Read More »

Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked by Republicans in Senate: Be Ready for Lots More Lawsuits

Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked by Republicans in Senate: Be Ready for Lots More Lawsuits

Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, reports CBS News. The vote was 58-41, and 60 were needed to bypass the GOP. That means that women will still have to wait for a level playing field in how they are paid. Ironically, it could also mean bad news for Republicans who oppose using... Read More »

Gender Discrimination: Topless Women's Rights Group Levels Playing Field

Gender Discrimination: Topless Women's Rights Group Levels Playing Field

Women in the Ukraine can teach American women one more tactic on how to level the playing field between the sexes. About 300 of the Ukraine's women are going topless to agitate for their equal rights. American women might adopt this activist tool instead of filing lawsuits like Amy-Erin Blakely.... Read More »

Amy-Erin Blakely Busts Devereux Foundation with Large Breasts Lawsuit

Amy-Erin Blakely Busts Devereux Foundation with Large Breasts Lawsuit

"No woman should ever be subjected to such sexist and derogatory remarks," said Amy-Erin Blakely, who retained renowned civil rights Attorney Gloria Allred to file a gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against The Devereux Foundation, Inc. on her behalf. "I am a highly competent professional woman... Read More »

Amy-Erin Blakely Fired for Having Big Breasts?

Amy-Erin Blakely Fired for Having Big Breasts?

Big breasts: Do they present a distraction in the workplace, like loud music or body odor? That's what a court of law will have to decide, reports Msnbc.com. In Florida, former assistant director at The Devereux Foundation Amy-Erin Blakely filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the employer. Mixed in... Read More »

Recommendation Letters May Be Costing Women Jobs

Recommendation Letters May Be Costing Women Jobs

According to a recent study at Rice University, qualities mentioned in recommendation letters for women differ greatly from those for men, and those differences may be costing women jobs and promotions in academia and medicine. After reviewing 624 letters of recommendation for 194 applicants for eight junior... Read More »

Paycheck Fairness Act: I Want My Million Bucks!

Paycheck Fairness Act: I Want My Million Bucks!

Some women are being cheated out of more than a million dollars over their career spans, thanks to the 24 percent wage gap between men and women. The average American woman was paid 76 cents for every dollar made by a man, and over the course of her career, the average woman loses approximately $523,000 to the... Read More »

Wal-Mart Could Face Largest Employment Discrimination Lawsuit in U.S. History

Wal-Mart Could Face Largest Employment Discrimination Lawsuit in U.S. History

Wal-Mart is in the midst of a legal battle which could become the largest employment discrimination lawsuit in the Unites States. The lawsuit Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. started in 2001. Seven female employees, reports The New York Times, "realized the men were being paid more than women for comparable... Read More »

Workplace Discrimination: Beauty Can be a Beast at Work

Workplace Discrimination: Beauty Can be a Beast at Work

It's hard to feel sorry for pretty girls, since numerous workplace discrimination studies have been done that show they have an edge when it comes to getting hired, promoted, elected and evaluated. But there are two areas in which they are at a distinct disadvantage: one is in fields that are traditionally... Read More »

Shocking Truths About Beauty Bias at Work

Shocking Truths About Beauty Bias at Work

Have you ever felt like you lost out on a job or a promotion to someone you thought was less qualified, but better looking? Do you feel like you've been discriminated against in the workplace because of your weight, height or style? If so, wasn't the employer breaking the law, and isn't there something you can... Read More »

American Apparel's Hiring Scandal: Based on 'Looks' or 'Style'?

American Apparel's Hiring Scandal: Based on 'Looks' or 'Style'?

Controversy is once again swirling around the popular and seemingly ubiquitous clothing chain American Apparel. It's come under fire for its provocative ads, for the sexual harassment suits against colorful owner Dov Charney (none of them proven in court) and now for its hiring practices. A Gawker blog claims... Read More »

Chase Closes in on Too-Sexy Banker

Chase Closes in on Too-Sexy Banker

It seems that Debrahlee Lorenzana, the bank employee who was fired for being too sexy, can't win for losing her job. Now JP Morgan Chase, the financial institution that hired her as a licensed personal banker after Citibank dropped her, wants her to stop talking to the media because,"her statements reflect... Read More »

Hooters Waitress, Cassie White, Punished for Weight

Hooters Waitress, Cassie White, Punished for Weight

Hooters server Cassie White claims she was recently put on "weight probation" and told she has 30 days to drop some pounds or have her employment with Hooters terminated. She is 5-foot-8 and 132 pounds. White is not the first person to lose employment because of her weight. In 2009, Ralph Lauren model... Read More »

Do Pretty Girls Get All the Jobs?

Do Pretty Girls Get All the Jobs?

Remember when you were in high school, and you'd run crying to your mother about the fact that the pretty girls got all the dates? One of her favorite lines at times like those was, "Don't worry about it, beauty is as beauty does." Well, now that you've graduated, things haven't gotten any better. In this... Read More »

Gender Discrimination In Medicine: One Doctor's Charge Against SUNY AB

Gender Discrimination In Medicine: One Doctor's Charge Against SUNY AB

"I believe workplace discrimination still occurs on a daily basis even though there have been significant efforts to educate employers and managers about this issue; but it unfortunately continues to exist," says employment lawyer John Rossi of Boston, MA. If only Linda Brodsky had been taught that principle... Read More »

The Gender Pay Gap--New Opportunities for Women

The Gender Pay Gap--New Opportunities for Women

Many discoveries are made by mistake. Penicillin. Rubber. Even Post-it Notes. Here's one more: unintended results from business school researchers have provided more insight into the decades-old discussion of why men earn more than women. Kevin Clark and Patrick Maggitti of Villanova University and Holly Slay of... Read More »

Glass Ceiling Is Still Solid -- Especially if You Have an MBA

Glass Ceiling Is Still Solid -- Especially if You Have an MBA

This is not one of those "good news" stories. It seems to get told again and again, and that's the news -- that little changes. Sometime in April, women celebrate Equal Pay Day. It's the day "commemorating" how much time women have to work to catch up to men's pay from the previous year. In 2009, President... Read More »

Changing Gender Roles Within the Workplace

Changing Gender Roles Within the Workplace

Fifty-six year old Betty-Ann Heggie, principal at the Stilletto Chick, has a lot to teach. Not only is she a nationally known author, speaker, and motivating lecturer, but also she is living proof of how gender roles within the workplace are not always what they seem, or what people think they "should" be. This... Read More »

How to Prepare for Maternity Leave

I'm no genius, but I'm going to assume that most people are not best friends with their bosses. Sure, they might like each other, but they're not going to be included in the wedding party. (They might be lucky to get an invite to the reception.) Yet, when a woman finds out she's going to have a baby, the... Read More »

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