Gender Discrimination

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Do Pretty People Earn More?

    Do Pretty People Earn More?

    You know the woman -- the one who could wear a paper bag to a board meeting and still manage to look both beautiful and perfectly professional. As if it weren't annoying enough that she maintains her obnoxiously flat abs by lifting doughnuts to her mouth, it turns out your gorgeous co-worker may also be... Continue Reading