Walmart is being hit with a new class action lawsuit regarding pay discrimination six years after the Supreme Court threw out Betty Duke’s suit against the company for sex discrimination.
Um, tell me what I haven’t already personally experienced.
On Friday, the Trump administration rolled back the Obamacare birth control mandate, offering an exemption on religious or moral grounds to employers who had been required to include birth control coverage in insurance plans—and that was just the latest sign that the Trump administration is following the standard,…
On Thursday, the Justice Department filed a brief on behalf of Jack Phillips, a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for gay couple Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012 on the grounds that doing so would violate his religious beliefs, hence freedom, the Washington Post reports. The case will be judged by the…
According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, the White House is expected to officially send guidance that gives the Department of Defense authority to remove transgender people from the military. The administration is also reportedly instructing the Pentagon to bar transgender individuals from serving, and to…
On Monday, 21st Century Fox reported that it had spent $50 million in costs related to the settlement of copious sexual harassment and discrimination allegations leveled against current and former employees between June of 2016 and this past June
Now that 21st Century Fox has spent so many tens of millions placating the thin-skinned, groping and propositioning men who damaged its reputation and drove away plenty of its talent (if you want to call it that), it’s time for them to settle with the victims of that alleged abuse.
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A little over a year ago, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that transgender individuals would be allowed to serve openly in the military. “We can’t allow barriers unrelated to a person’s qualifications prevent us from recruiting and retaining those who can best accomplish the mission,” he said in the…
Rachida Serroukh, a 37-year-old Muslim mother of three, took legal action against the prestigious London grade school Holland Park (where her 11-year-old begins in the fall) after the administration informed her she was not allowed to wear a face veil on school premises.
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…
A new report from the workers advocacy group A Better Balance alleges that Walmart consistently punishes employees for taking sick days, even if they have proper documentation from doctors.
In a stunning exchange during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to say that she would protect students against discrimination on basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or special needs.
In another recent legal victory for LGBT rights, a U.S District judge in Colorado ruled Wednesday that a landlord’s refusal to rent a townhouse to a lesbian couple is in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.
A Muslim NYPD officer has filed a lawsuit against her colleagues after they allegedly tried to pull her hijab from her head, called her a “Muslim bitch” and jeered at her not to “detonate on patrol”—abuses which spanned a period of several years.
Harper Oates is a 5-year-old girl who was born with a spinal injury that left her a quadriplegic. After testing, she was found to have the same or higher cognitive abilities as other children her age and plans were made for Harper to join her older sisters at a private school in their town of Brookline, Massachusetts,…
On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry issued a formal apology on the behalf of the State Department for its long history of discrimination against the queer community.
Courtney Graham, a former assistant women’s basketball coach at Drake University in Iowa has filed a lawsuit against her former employer that alleges she was forced to resign from her job after her boss, head coach Jennie Baranczyk, learned she was gay.
A man who formerly worked at a Versace store in the Bay area says he was fired when his manager realized he was black, after attempting to give him a “code” for black shoppers.