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Cancer Stricken Exec Laid Off After Filing EEOC Charge Heads To Trial

By Joy Waltemath and Brandi O. Brown, J.D. — A former company VP who within four years after he was diagnosed with cancer was denied two yearly bonuses and equity awards and was laid off after filing an EEOC charge, will be allowed to take many of his claims to a jury after a ruling by a federal […]

Federal Contractor Rule Prohibits LBGT Discrimination

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Federal Contractor Rule Prohibits LBGT Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new rule implementing an executive order signed by President Obama in July that prohibits discrimination by federal contractors on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity. July’s executive order was the first federal action ensuring LGBT workplace equality in the private sector. Currently 18 states, the […]

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Are You Unemployed Over 55? Grey Haired And 55 Or Older Need Not Apply

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Are You Unemployed Over 55? Grey Haired And 55 Or Older Need Not Apply

By R.W. GREENE— To judge from unemployment rates, you might think it’s not too hard to pull off the trick of finding a job while having grey hair and being 55 or older. After all, the unemployment rate last year for people aged 55 and older stood at 6%. That number has even improved slightly […]

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Equal Pay Day

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Equal Pay Day

When President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law in 1963, women were earning an average of 59 cents on the dollar compared to men. While women hold nearly half of today’s jobs, and their earnings account for a significant portion of the household income that sustains the financial wellbeing of their families, they […]

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Equal Pay Day: Association Publishes Latest Analysis Of The Gender Pay Gap

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Equal Pay Day: Association Publishes Latest Analysis Of The Gender Pay Gap

A must-read for Equal Pay Day, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has  published its annual pay gap analysis, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, complete with charts on the gender pay gap broken down by state, race/ethnicity, education, and age. The analysis shows that one of the widest pay gap disparities is […]

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Equal Pay Day 2013 Events In The U.S., Internationally And Online

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Equal Pay Day 2013 Events In The U.S., Internationally And Online

Equal Pay Day 2013 Events In The U.S., Overseas And Online From the National Committee on Pay Equity: The National Women’s Law Center is hosting a blog carnival all day on Equal Pay Day and a tweetchat at 1 pm (ET), with hashtag #TalkPay. This June will mark 50 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal […]

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EEOC: Texas Burger King Franchisee Pays $25,000 For Skirting Religious Issues

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EEOC: Texas Burger King Franchisee Pays $25,000 For Skirting Religious Issues

Dallas-based Fries Restaurant Management, which operates numerous Burger King franchises in Texas, will pay a former employee $25,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC’s lawsuit (Civil Action No. 3:12-CV-3169-M), Ashanti McShan, a member of the Christian Pentecostal Church, adheres to an interpretation […]

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India Supports Gender Equality But Gives Men Edge In Jobs, Education

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India Supports Gender Equality But Gives Men Edge In Jobs, Education

By MICHAEL REMEZ, Senior Writer, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press— The recent gang rape and killing of a young woman in New Delhi – and the subsequent protests – have focused worldwide attention on gender issues in India. A 2010 Pew Global Attitudes Project survey that examined attitudes about gender around the […]

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EEOC Wins Big Settlements In Recent Discrimination And Racial Harassment Cases

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EEOC Wins Big Settlements In Recent Discrimination And Racial Harassment Cases

Among the horror stories are blatantly racist bosses, nooses hanging in the workplace, a county prosecutor turned workplace persecutor and systematic national origin discrimination. In the past few months, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC, has handled several cases involving severe racial harassment. The cases include a $2.75 million settlement against an environmental clean […]

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Kauai Prosecuting Attorney’s Aloha Or Else Policy Costs Hawaiian County $120,000

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Kauai Prosecuting Attorney’s Aloha Or Else Policy Costs Hawaiian County $120,000

Kauai County Hawaii’s top law enforcement officer may have broken more laws than she has enforced. Kauai County Prosecuting Attorney Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho broke federal law, according to the EEOC. According to published reports, Iseri-Carvalho and has also entangled the county in other lawsuits. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a $120,000 settlement was reached […]

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