Gender Discrimination

Retaliation for Filing a Charge of Discrimination

Parties Agree Employer’s Lawsuit Against Former Employee Violated Equal Pay Act The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed against a Missouri employer for allegedly violating federal employment law by suing a former employee after she filed…

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Current State of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

The following contains excerpts taken from an article originally published on The Conversation. Gender equality in the workplace remains an important topic even today in 2016. Discussions of equal pay, the glass ceiling and affordable…



EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settles for $450,000

Memphis Cheddar’s Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $450,000 According to the EEOC, Male Managers at Memphis Restaurant Sexually Harassed a Class of Female Employees Mint Julep Restaurant Operations, LLC, an independent restaurant company and…


Jury Verdict of over $17 Million for Victims of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

EEOC Wins Jury Verdict of over $17 Million for Victims of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation at Moreno Farms On Sept. 10, 2015, a federal jury returned a unanimous verdict awarding a total of $17,425,000 to…


The Best and Worst States for LGBT Equality

Twenty-nine states still lack nondiscrimination laws based on sexual orientation, and a further three have no statewide protections for transgender people. Without those explicit laws on the books, advocates stress, members of the LGBT community…


EEOC Files First Suits Challenging Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Sex Discrimination

In March 2016, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it filed its first two sex discrimination cases based on sexual orientation. Why is this important? It is important because while some states…


The Corporate Fight for Social Justice, An Unlikely Ally

When you think about the role that big corporations play in American life, fighting for social justice is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Often times, it is the employer that is…


Mississippi passes “Religious Liberty” Law

Recently, Mississippi passed a “religious liberty” bill that will allow people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and provide wide protections for actions that could be used to discriminate against LGBT…


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