On Friday, Judge Steven Berlin ruled that the Labor Department could not have access to 21,000 Google employees’ contact information, but did say that the company must hand over a snapshot of their salary data from 2014 and contact info for 8,000 employees. Is this victory or defeat?
Until now, the Spanish airline Iberia apparently required prospective female hires to take a pregnancy test. But don’t worry—they say the policy was in place to protect pregnant employees. Whew! What a relief!
In 2015, one of Harvard’s elite social clubs admitted nine female members. This week, they were ejected, making the Fox Club all-male once more.
A Jerusalem court has ruled in favor of 83-year-old plaintiff Renee Rabinowitz, who sued Israel’s El Al airline for asking her to move seats at the request of a Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) man, the New York Times reports. The court found that asking people to move due to their gender violated Israel’s anti-discrimination…
The astounding success of Wonder Woman has made Gal Gadot a household name, and both she and director Patty Jenkins stand to make a lot of money during negotiations for the inevitable Wonder Woman 2. But how much did they make for this blockbuster to start with?
In February, AJ Vandermeyden came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and pay discrimination at Tesla, where she was one of few women engineers. Tesla claimed at the time that they hired an independent investigator who determined Vandermeyden’s assertions were baseless. She’s since been fired.
The federal office that investigates universities accused of discriminating against female students—including reports that schools are intentionally ignoring or downplaying allegations of sexual violence—is poised to lose 46 full-time employees under the proposed Trump administration budget, or 8 percent of its staff.
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.