Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is an important day to reflect on the past and recognize how much more progress needs to be made moving forward to ensure gender equality when it comes to compensation and pay in the workplace.  There are still significant pay disparities and discrimination between men and women in the workplace. For example,…
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Workplace Discrimination Remains a Huge Problem

Workplace Discrimination Remains a Huge Problem

Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its 2020 data report. In 2020, the EEOC received 67,448 charges of workplace discrimination. With these tens of thousands of charges, the agency secured $439.2 million for victims of workplace discrimination. According to the EEOC press release, this amount includes voluntary payouts and litigation awards for…
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Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

EEOC Update: Disability Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

This week the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported on three lawsuits. One is for Disability Discrimination and two are for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation. Reasonable Accommodation In the disability discrimination suit, the EEOC alleges that Treehouse Foods violated federal law when it denied a machine operator a reasonable accommodation for her physical disabilities.…
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Historical Milestone for Women

Another Historical Milestone for Women

I recently blogged about the exciting news of Kim Ng becoming MLB’s first female general manager. I am happy to report another historical milestone for women. On December 30th, Becky Hammon became the first woman to act as head coach during an NBA regular-season game. Hammon, an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, filled…
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Asian-American Discrimination

Asian-American Discrimination is on the Rise

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on all of us. Asian-Americans in particular have faced an increase in discrimination, according to an article published by the Pew Research Center.  When surveyed, 31% of Asian-Americans say they have been subject to racial slurs or jokes since the coronavirus outbreak. Further, 58% of Asian-Americans say its more…
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