On Monday, June 15, the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination.
As the value of essential work is increasingly appreciated, parental leave needs to be expanded to all workers as the country rebuilds from this crisis.
Over the past week, journalists at publications across the country have publicly expressed their discontent with the way that newsrooms have been covering recent protests.
A new way to measure the causes and magnitude of gender bias against women leaders in the workplace should make it easier to identify the sources of this kind of sexism and even help eliminate it, according to just-published research.
Adrienne Lawrence was the first on-air personality to sue ESPN for sexual harassment. In her new book Staying in the Game, Lawrence lays down her hard-earned knowledge about what it takes to face down “harassholes,” identify and avoid toxic workplaces and demand accountability for bad behavior that, for too long, has pushed women out of workplaces.
After 16 years of caring for patients, 61-year-old charge nurse Celia Marcos died after racing to save the life of a COVID-positive, ‘code blue’ patient. Marcos is one of at least 36 other health care workers who have died due to COVID-19 complications, and her death has prompted a larger critical conversation on the Trump administration’s inability to provide the PPE health care workers still desperately need.
Because women often begin their careers earning lower salaries than men, and in light of the pervasive gender wage gap that exists, employers who rely on a candidate’s prior pay to set their new salary allow those existing gender-based pay disparities to continue.
The U.S. unemployment rate jumped to 14.7 percent—the highest level since the Great Depression of the 1930s. But taking a closer look at exactly which Americans lost their jobs, we see one huge difference from the massive crisis of the Great Depression: This one has a predominantly female face. A massive rebuilding program—with guarantees for hiring women—is in order.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trump v. Pennsylvania—one of the first in a slew of cases now being argued telephonically due to the COVID pandemic. The case involves the almost decade-long battle to bring to fruition the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) promise of equitable access to essential health care for all Americans.
The World Economic Forum estimates that it will take over 200 years to close the gender pay gap. No one should have the patience to wait that long. How can we accelerate change?