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Obama Drafting Executive Order Targeting LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Obama Drafting Executive Order Targeting LGBT Workplace Discrimination

It's still legal to fire workers for being LGBT in 32 states

Amid growing impatience with Congress, President Obama has asked his staff to draft an executive order targeting LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Read More »

Hey, Waitress, Where's the Money?

Hey, Waitress, Where's the Money?

Mystery over tip dispute ends with waitress being fired

A waitress whose claim of no tip and an anti-gay note was questioned has been fired. But where are the donations she was going to give to Wounded Warriors? Read More »

'Undercover Boss': Visual Merchandiser Dresses Down Loehmann's To CEO Steve Newman

Based out of Washington DC, Keisha slams company's "visual merchandising" plan.

Loehmann's CEO Steve Newman appeared on the CBS reality show, "Undercover Boss." He's trying to revitalize the retailer, but his plan was slammed by one worker, Keisha. Read More »

In 29 U.S. States, You Can Be Fired For Being Gay

In 29 U.S. States, You Can Be Fired For Being Gay

By Rebecca Baird-Remba There are 29 states in America where it's totally legal to fire workers just for being gay, but one lawmaker is trying to do something to change that. Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon is introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban workplace discrimination... Read More »

Her Mom's Obit Got Her Fired

In February, an 80-year-old Ohio woman died. Her obituary mentioned that she was survived by her daughter Carla Hale, as well as her daughter's partner, Julie. And with that, Carla says, she lost her job. Hale is a longtime teacher at Bishop Watterson High School, a Catholic school in Columbus. An... Read More »

Transgender Job Seekers Face Uphill Battle

Transgender Job Seekers Face Uphill Battle

By Blake Ellis Rebecca Juro, 50, has been unemployed for the last four years and she can't help but think it's because she's transgender. She has applied for almost 100 jobs and has gone on close to 20 interviews, but there have been no offers. No one says they aren't hiring her because she's transgender. But... Read More »

Gay Rights Groups Push Obama To Ban Discrimination Against Gay Workers

Gay Rights Groups Push Obama To Ban Discrimination Against Gay Workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gay rights advocates are renewing their push for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees. The drive comes as Obama included an unexpected declaration of support for gay rights in his inaugural address Monday,... Read More »

Will Gay Marriage Change The American Workplace?

Will Gay Marriage Change The American Workplace?

One of the most striking results of Election 2012 was that gay marriage initiatives were passed by popular vote in three states (Maine, Maryland and Washington). Read More »

Transgender Man Tearfully Tells Senators About His Suffering At Work

Transgender Man Tearfully Tells Senators About His Suffering At Work

Kylar Broadus was a self-described workaholic when he was working for a financial institution in the early 1990s. Then suddenly, he began receiving harassing phone calls and given assignments after hours due the next morning. He was told he wasn't allowed to talk to certain people. Finally he was forced out,... Read More »

New Rights Employers Have To Give Transgender Workers

New Rights Employers Have To Give Transgender Workers

As of Monday, almost 1 million Americans have a federal protection that they never had before. In a historic vote, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decided unanimously that discrimination on the basis of gender identity was discrimination on the basis of sex. Transgender Americans suddenly got a... Read More »

Mich. Lawyer's Firing Over Anti-Gay Remarks Upheld

Mich. Lawyer's Firing Over Anti-Gay Remarks Upheld

LANSING, MICH. A state hearing officer has upheld the 2010 firing of an assistant attorney general who was accused of harassing the gay student government president at the University of Michigan. Read More »

Omaha OKs LGBT Worker Protections

Omaha OKs LGBT Worker Protections

After years of effort by the city's gay community, workers in Omaha, Neb., will soon be protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity, following a narrow vote Tuesday to approve such legislation. The win didn't come easy. Omaha's city council voted 4-3 in favor of the ordinance, which... Read More »

Principal Resigns After Reportedly Telling Gay Students They're Going To Hell

Principal Resigns After Reportedly Telling Gay Students They're Going To Hell

A Tennessee high school principal resigned on Thursday after telling gay students "you're going to hell" and a pregnant student "your life is over," according to student reports. The principal also allegedly demanded that students pray. At Haywood County schools, "physical contact" is a minor infraction, but... Read More »

Catholic Teacher Fired For Plans To Marry Gay Partner Of 20 Years

Catholic Teacher Fired For Plans To Marry Gay Partner Of 20 Years

In a letter earlier this month, a popular music teacher at St. Ann Catholic School in Missouri told students' parents of "my joyful news, and my sad news." The good news was that Al Fischer had plans to soon marry his partner of two decades in New York, one of six states in the union where same-sex marriage is... Read More »

Survey: Colleges Can Do A Better Job In Helping Gay Students Find Work

Survey: Colleges Can Do A Better Job In Helping Gay Students Find Work

When it comes to helping gay students prepare for life after college, few of the nation's institutions of higher education earn top honors in providing them with relevant resources to aid in a successful job search upon graduation, a new survey finds. Of the 109 colleges surveyed, just 6 percent of career... Read More »

Advocates Push For Executive Order To Protect LGBT Americans

Advocates Push For Executive Order To Protect LGBT Americans

23 years before the Civil Rights Act, Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order that banned the federal government, including the armed forces, from discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, or national origin. Now advocates are hoping president Obama will do something similarly radical for the... Read More »

For Gay Americans, Lower Wages And Less Job Security, Studies Find

For Gay Americans, Lower Wages And Less Job Security, Studies Find

Gay characters are all over prime time these days. But if they compose the only image you have of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender America, then your picture is a smidge incomplete. Those lawyers and fashion assistants and sexy bi doctors usually have expensive educations, career success and job... Read More »

Workplace Discrimination: Not Just About Race Anymore

Workplace Discrimination: Not Just About Race Anymore

In the last year alone, a court awarded a victim of sexual harassment a record payout ($95 million), the Supreme Court dismissed the biggest civil rights class action suit in U.S. history, and people called discrimination on everything from HIV status to a peanut allergy. The number of workplace discrimination... Read More »

Macy's Worker Fired For Challenging Transgender Teen In Changing Room

Macy's Worker Fired For Challenging Transgender Teen In Changing Room

Natalie Johnson, a Macy's employee in San Antonio, Texas, was convinced the teenager in women's clothes and makeup was male. So she watched the teen shop in the women's section. And when the teen left the women's changing room, she intervened. "I had to just straightforward tell him, 'You're a man,' " the... Read More »

Survey Finds LGBT and Other Diverse Workers Now Out-Earn Straight White Guys

Survey Finds LGBT and Other Diverse Workers Now Out-Earn Straight White Guys

Straight, white guys it seems are no longer the dominant force is the American work place. Those classified as "diverse" are the biggest breadwinners, with those in the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) category most likely to make over $100,000, according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder. To be... Read More »

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