We've come a long way since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislation that Martin Luther King Jr. is credited with helping push through.
Society has continued to diversify, attitudes have (generally) widened and employers have become strong advocates of "equal opportunity" for all employees... Read More »
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 »
Since its inception in 1986, the holiday commemorating the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. has steadily gained acceptance among employers, who increasingly have added the holiday to the list of paid days off.
Still, though the ranks of businesses that honor the King holiday have grown, a greater number of... Read More »
By Adrian Sainz
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Decades after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while in Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the people who keep the city clean are again fighting for their jobs. Memphis is considering privatizing its waste services, which would eliminate about... Read More »