If you have been following the Democratic presidential race at all, you may have heard Elizabeth Warren's claim that, in 1971, she was forced out of a job as a teacher because she was pregnant. At that time, pregnancy wasn't a characteristic protected by federal anti-discrimination laws. It wasn't until 1978 that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) to prohibit pregnancy discrimination.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination "because of sex." Does that include closely related concepts such as gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation?
In a hearing of the House Education and Labor subcommittee, lawmakers uniformly agreed that the nation's workplace anti-discrimination laws should be fully enforced. That said, some raised concerns about changes at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
The so-called STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering and math -- have long been dominated by men, but substantial efforts have been made over the past decades to recruit more women. A new study says those efforts have been successful, but more needs to be done to retain those women.
Sometimes, the call for pay equity is louder than others. The principle that the U.S. women's national soccer team ought to be paid at least as well as their male counterparts received a very loud endorsement from fans on Sunday. After the women's team won the World Cup for the fourth time, fans in the French stadium began chanting "EQUAL PAY!"
A 2018 working paper by a team of finance professors found that female brokers are typically disciplined more severely for misconduct than are male brokers. This, the professors found, was especially true at Wells Fargo Advisors.
Three women from Oracle Corp. allege that the database company systematically pays men more than women. They are seeking class-action status so they can represent over 4,000 other women who may be affected, but class-action status can be hard to achieve, especially in employment law cases.
Yes, and that would be illegal. While discrimination against women is more common, our country's anti-discrimination laws are gender-neutral. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it's illegal for employers to discriminate "because of sex," and that includes discrimination in any aspect of employment affecting either men or women.
The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights says that it doesn't receive more complaints about sexual misconduct in commercial fishing than in other industries. However, women who work in the industry suspect the problem is all too common in the male-dominated field. One woman has taken the problem into her own hands.
Is Amazon systemically violating the rights of Muslim workers? Three Somali women who work at an Amazon fulfillment center think so. They have filed an EEOC complaint accusing the company of creating a hostile work environment for Muslims and for retaliating when they protested.