Sex Discrimination in the workplace


Janitorial Service Company to Pay $45,600 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

EEOC Claims that Female Employee Sexually Harassed, Assaulted and Threatened by Supervisor A janitorial company doing business in the New Orleans agreed to pay $45,600 in damages to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the…


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…


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…


Repeal North Carolina’s Transgender Bathroom Law?

Pressure is mounting on North Carolina to repeal a recent state law that requires transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that match their birth sex rather then…


Federal Appeals Court Favors Transgender Student in Virginia

In contrast to a number of proposed State laws as well as a recently passed North Carolina law that requires transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that…


Pregnancy Discrimination

In fiscal year 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 3,543 discrimination charges based on pregnancy. The EEOC is a federal agency that is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination…


Sexual Assault Tribunals and Student Sex Offenders

Universities Sued for Conducting Sexual Assault Tribunals to Prosecute Student Sex Offenders In recent years, more than 20 lawsuits have been filed against universities for conducting disciplinary hearings to punish students who have been accused…


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