The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act got lots of media attention when it first took effect in 2009, and then we didn't hear much about it. Until now, that is. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it filed and settled its first lawsuit under GINA, and that it filed its... Read More »
NEW YORK -- One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil Corp. Read More »
Dynamic Medical Services in Miami allegedly forced its workers to spend at least half their workdays in courses that involved "screaming at ashtrays or staring at someone for eight hours without moving." Read More »
By Donna Fuscaldo
Your weight matters when it comes to getting hired and getting a promotion. No one wants to believe employers are shallow enough to care about how much a person weighs, but study after study points to discrimination against obese job candidates and employees.
"We are living in such a... Read More »
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 »
Employees have been victims of all kinds of discrimination -- sex, race, religion, age, weight. But a New York City firefighter, Anthony Harper, is alleging that he was ostracized by his co-workers because of his diet: He's a vegetarian. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Kyle Walski had joined Smythe Brothers Finance Group at its inception in the mid-'70s, when he finished his MBA. Peter and Rick Smythe had a dynamic vision to plan retirement packages for clients. Kyle was enamored by their creativity and turned down a six-figure job in San Francisco to join the Smythes'... Read More »
Those seeking justice for what they perceive as workplace discrimination due to the fact that they're either female or gay often file lawsuits -- whether as an individual or in the form of a class action. The most famous of them, "Ledbetter v Goodyear Tire," reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, the court is... Read More »
"Disabled" is a broad term tha t refers to about 20 percent of Americans, says the Census Bureau. If you're one of them, you want to be smart, yet ethical, in how you handle information about your disability during a job search. In Fortune, Anne Fisher provides some insight. In addition, the disability issue... Read More »
It seems that misconceptions and prejudices are alive and well in the wonderful world of sports management and administration. A recent study done at North Carolina State University shows that race and gender mean more than experience when it comes to getting an entry-level position in the sports... Read More »
Google recently decided to expand employee benefits for its gay and lesbian workers. This benefit, extra pay that will be retroactive from the beginning of the year, covers a tax that these workers must pay to allow their partners to receive health benefits and is only applicable to workers in the United States.... Read More »