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10 Worst Occupations for Equal Pay

10 Worst Occupations for Equal Pay

Last Tuesday was Equal Pay Day: a time when Americans acknowledge that the wage gap hasn't really budged for two decades, get depressed, come up with brilliant theories about why, get inspired, and then move on with the rest of the year -- another year adding up to a lifetime when the average college-educated... Read More »

Fired For Premarital Sex?

Fired For Premarital Sex?

Religious and reproductive rights have been going head to head in recent months, and a 29-year-old San Diego woman is the latest to land in the crossfire. Teri James claims that her former employer, a Christian college, fired her for getting pregnant outside of marriage, in violation of church values. And now... Read More »

Gender Pay Gap Persists: New Female Grads Earn $7,600 Less Than Men, Report Finds

Gender Pay Gap Persists: New Female Grads Earn $7,600 Less Than Men, Report Finds

The gender pay gap is an enduring fact of American life. Many say that's due to the enduring responsibilities of motherhood, which lead to women taking more time off than men to care for the kids. But according to a new report from the American Association of University Women, just a year out of college, the... Read More »

Study: Workplaces Increasingly Segregated, Dominated By White Men

Study: Workplaces Increasingly Segregated, Dominated By White Men

Nearly 50 years ago the U.S. passed the Civil Rights Act, outlawing segregation and banning gender and race discrimination, and in so doing, it remade the country forever. But on the score of creating a more equal and integrated workplace, how has the country actually fared? How much has really changed? Not... Read More »

Ohio Jail Fights Women Guards' Discrimination Suit

Ohio Jail Fights Women Guards' Discrimination Suit

AKRON, Ohio -- The federal government has put its weight behind a discrimination lawsuit filed by female jail guards who said they are effectively being demoted because county officials don't want them watching over male inmates while showering or being strip searched. The 21 guards at the Summit County jail... Read More »

Judge 'Concerned' About Reviving Walmart Sex Discrimination Suit

Judge 'Concerned' About Reviving Walmart Sex Discrimination Suit

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO -- A U.S. judge on Friday said he was "seriously concerned" about whether women led by a Pittsburgh resident who are suing Walmart Stores had enough evidence to move forward with their refiled gender discrimination lawsuit. Plaintiffs alleging the world's largest retailer denied... Read More »

Dunkin' Donuts Rep Allegedly Tells Franchisee She Isn't 'Servile Enough,' And She Sues

Dunkin' Donuts Rep Allegedly Tells Franchisee She Isn't 'Servile Enough,' And She Sues

A Dunkin' Donuts franchisee has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the chain, alleging that parent company Dunkin' Brands is biased against "Asian-Indian American women of color," the New York Post reports. Priti Shetty, a woman of Indian descent who owned two Dunkin' Donuts stores in New Jersey,... Read More »

Lingerie Worker Claims She Was Fired For Being 'Too Hot'

Lingerie Worker Claims She Was Fired For Being 'Too Hot'

You might expect a lingerie warehouse to have a pretty lax dress code for its employees. But a New Jersey woman claims that she was fired for her "too hot" outfits. Her Orthodox Jewish employers didn't appreciate her busty physique and form-fitting clothing, even thought they sold, in her words, "thongs with... Read More »

FedEx Units Pay $3 Million To Settle Bias Claims

FedEx Units Pay $3 Million To Settle Bias Claims

By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department says the ground delivery unit of FedEx Corp. will pay $3 million to settle federal charges of hiring discrimination. The settlement with the department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs covers wages and back interest to more than 21,000 job... Read More »

Barbers, Beauticians Get Snippy Over Striped Poles

Barbers, Beauticians Get Snippy Over Striped Poles

By Brian Bakst ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Friendly arguments aren't hard to find in a barbershop, but try cutting in on a hallowed symbol -- that red, white and blue pole -- and it may be time to hide the scissors. Read More »

Gender Bias Suit Filed Against Quest Diagnostics

Gender Bias Suit Filed Against Quest Diagnostics

By Samantha Henry NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Female sales representatives for Quest Diagnostics filed a $100 million federal lawsuit Thursday against the diagnostic testing company, accusing it of gender discrimination. The suit was brought in U.S. District Court in Newark by sales managers Erin Beery in... Read More »

Wal-Mart Hit With Another Gender Discrimination Class-Action Lawsuit

Wal-Mart Hit With Another Gender Discrimination Class-Action Lawsuit

Wal-Mart discriminated against female employees in its 451 Texas stores, according to a class action lawsuit filed Friday. Four months ago, the Supreme Court threw out a nationwide class action suit against the world's largest retailer, on the grounds that all of the store's 1.5 million female employees were... Read More »

Beware Of Bling: How A Flash Of Wealth Could Crash Your Career

Beware Of Bling: How A Flash Of Wealth Could Crash Your Career

Accounting firm KPMG stripped $20,000 from the salary of Donna Kassman, a senior manager, after she went on maternity leave. When Kassman asked her supervisor how to get it back, he told her that she didn't need the money. After all, she had a "nice engagement ring." We'll see if the argument stands up in... Read More »

Stay-at-Home Moms, You May Believe You Left the Workforce by Choice, But Did You?

Stay-at-Home Moms, You May Believe You Left the Workforce by Choice, But Did You?

Studies have shown that most Americans believe career opportunities for men and women are equal in this country. Still, statistics clearly show that women earn less than men, are underrepresented at the highest levels of many fields, and face other gender barriers -- such as bias against working mothers, and... Read More »

Five Reasons Why the Walmart Decision Doesn't Affect Your Discrimination Case

Five Reasons Why the Walmart Decision Doesn't Affect Your Discrimination Case

There's been lots of hoopla over the Wal-Mart v. Dukes class action case that the Supreme Court just decided. You may have heard how the decision was a serious blow to class action discrimination cases. Maybe you're worried about your own discrimination case and have some concerns that the Supreme Court... Read More »

Bayer Gets $100 Million Gender Discrimination Headache

Bayer Gets $100 Million Gender Discrimination Headache

It's going to take a lot more than aspirin to make this $100 million lawsuit headache go away. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals was just been hit with a class action complaint citing a pattern and practice of discrimination in pay, promotions, and the treatment of pregnant women and mothers. The complaint,... Read More »

Green Bay Women Get Beefy Settlement

Green Bay Women Get Beefy Settlement

A meat packing company in Green Bay, Wis., has been ordered to pay $1.65 million in back wages, interest and benefits to 970 women who were subjected to systemic discrimination. Although no complaints were filed by the women themselves, the U.S. Labor Department said it discovered the problem during routine... Read More »

Ayanna v. Dechert: Male Attorney Sues Law Firm for Macho Culture

Ayanna v. Dechert: Male Attorney Sues Law Firm for Macho Culture

Male attorney Ariel Ayanna Ariel Ahas sued his former employer, law firm Dechert, for its alleged "macho culture." This is yet one more employment lawsuit against brand law firms, in which discrimination has been claimed. Previously, African-American Jacki Nelson sued Jones Day for allegedly being laid off... Read More »

Women at Work Should Smile Less to Earn More

Women at Work Should Smile Less to Earn More

Cathie Black's non-stop smiling seems to clash with the gravitas of the responsibility of heading the New York City school system. Also, for women of a certain age smiling too much can scream "insecurity." In this tough economy, employers don't want women employees lacking in confidence. American women who... Read More »

More Women Getting Jobs Iran -- and Filing for Divorce

More Women Getting Jobs Iran -- and Filing for Divorce

In Iran, 20 percent of the women have jobs or are looking for them, reports William Yong in The New York Times. That ability to be self-supporting is turning the conservative Iranian society on its ear. For example, women are now pushing for divorce. One out of seven marriages ends in divorce and, in big... Read More »

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