People love to hate on beautiful women (see: Anne Hathaway). But they really, really love to hate on women who claim their beauty is a curse.
Lately a steady number of women have come forward claiming their bosses and co-workers punished them for being "too hot," and are swiftly skewered by a skeptical public.... Read More »
As a partner at a Dallas-based law firm, Kimberly A. Elkjer felt isolated. "She just thought the guys wouldn't hang out with her, and she didn't know why," says her attorney Amy Gibson. But then, Elkjer claims, she discovered that the law firm had an actual policy that prevented that, either in the office or... Read More »
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 »
Pregnancy discrimination complaints have been soaring in recent years, but still, the sex discrimination lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey's cable network was stunning. Carolyn Hommel, a former senior director of scheduling and acquisitions at OWN, alleges that OWN committed "acts of oppression, fraud or malice,"... Read More »
Women still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, and are paid less even in the same job, working the same hours. Partly, this is because women are less inclined to ask for a raise -- and for good reason. Research shows that women who ask for raises are seen as aggressive and unfeminine, and that... Read More »
Inside the Beltway, the debate continues to rage over the smartest way to spur growth. Tax cuts? Tax hikes? Investing in infrastructure? Better regulations? Print more money?
But none of these are the answer, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a group of 34... Read More »
Tiffani Webb had been a guidance counselor in New York City schools for 12 years, when scantily-clad photos from her past modeling career re-surfaced on the Internet. She was fired days before getting tenure, and has since changed her name and taken a teaching post in New Jersey. But now she's suing, reports... Read More »
Waitresses dressed in skimpy outfits may be the rage at the moment, but a food server in Southern California has put her foot down, suing her former employer for sexual harassment and for requiring her to wear short, plaid skirts while working.
Courtney Scaramella, who worked at O'Hara's bar in Los... Read More »
Over the last decade, companies have paid out millions of dollars in sex discrimination suits when business has mixed with topless pleasure. But a new case out of Maine falls into more of a legal "gray area," according to an employment law expert, and reported by The Portland Press Herald.
Every year,... Read More »
Discrimination lawsuits are being filed more often by employees and receiving lots of media attention.
Take the lawsuit filed by Denise Fitzhenry, former secretary at the Detroit, Mich., law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. The policy of that workplace was for secretaries to wear high heels. Read More »