Robin Swicord directed The Jane Austen Book Club in 2007. She was a well-known screenwriter, responsible for adapting books like Little Women, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Matilda, who had been working in the industry for years. Though it seemed like her first directing gig was a long time coming, her second seemed to…
Jessica Golloher, a radio correspondent for Fox News Radio Network, claims in a new lawsuit that Fox used their new harassment hotline “to paint targets on the backs of employees,” Reuters reports. Golloher’s lawsuit claims she was laid off in retaliation for reporting sex discrimination.
Diversity in race and gender in Silicon Valley is abysmal, and the industry has tried to justify their numbers in all sorts of ways that don’t quite mesh with the lived experience of the minorities in tech. Since former Uber employee Susan Fowler’s essay on the harassment she received at that company went viral, more…
Well, here’s an interesting twist in the ongoing saga of Silicon Valley and diversity: A (male) former Yahoo employee has filed a lawsuit alleging that Marissa Mayer and other powerful women at the company were engaging in gender discrimination (against men).
Last week, a federal appeals court resuscitated a lawsuit accusing Columbia University of gender discrimination against men, specifically in the university’s handling and application Title IX investigations. John Doe’s lawsuit, which was previously dismissed by a lower court, was filed under Title IX, and claims that…
Earlier this month, Bishop McDevitt High School earned an “A” in gender policing when school officials demanded that their female students wear dresses to prom. Consequently, when student Aniya Wolf showed up in a tuxedo, she was forbidden entry. On May 21 she attended another school’s prom instead — and she rocked…
Last week Aniya Wolf was forcibly removed from her school’s prom because she was attired in a tuxedo rather than a gown. But while officials at Bishop McDevitt High School congratulate themselves on their crusade for gender conformity, Wolf will be enjoying an appearance on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
The U.S. EEOC and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs are currently in the midst of investigating possible instances of unfair gender-based hiring practices in Hollywood. Not sure what they think they’ll find.
Elizabeth Mae Davidson, an Iowa field organizer for the Trump campaign who was fired this month, filed a discrimination complaint against the campaign on Thursday. Well, I’ll be!
On Friday, President Obama announced a plan requiring companies with over 100 employees to annually report salary data by race, gender and ethnicity, the New York Times reports.
On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury ordered Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury to pay an additional $6.4 million in punitive damages to his former legal advisor, Minakshi Jafa-Bodden. Jafa-Bodden had initially sued (and won over $900,000) for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination.
AutoZone, an auto parts retailer (GET IN THE ZONE! AUTOZONE!), has recently dropped its challenge to a verdict in the case of a former employee who claims she was demoted, then fired, for being pregnant. She sued for $185 million.
Twitter, a company that falls just about in the epicenter of Silicon Valley’s bro-centric bubble of privilege, made the embarrassing decision to host a very cool “frat party”-themed event for their revenue team. Wow, so many layers to unpack here!
A little girl from the town Timmins, Ontario with the cool name of Cash Cayen was stoked to see a summer robotics program being offered at her local library. The library’s assistant director refused her registration, saying that only boys were allowed to participate. The reason being that “boys’ academic and literacy…
The ACLU is taking Hollywood to task for one of its many open secrets: sexist hiring practices.
Late last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit in Eugene, Oregon against restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday. The lawsuit accuses the Tennessee-based company of discriminating against its male employees by hiring only women for summer bartender positions at its Park City, Utah outpost.
Sylvia Lind, a Cuban American woman who is Major League Baseball's top-ranking Latina, has filed suit against MLB, saying she has been paid less and passed over for promotions in favor of less-qualified white men for over 20 years.
Following decisions by the U.S. Department of Labor and other federal agencies that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to transgender individuals, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its first two transgender discrimination lawsuits on Thursday.
Since the late 1970s, the wage gap between men and women in China has been growing steadily, thanks mostly to the country's shift to a more market-oriented economy. Well, that and some good old fashioned gender bias, of course.