Gender discrimination

April 07, 2017 - 10:26 pm
SWEDEN-TRUCK CRASH-THE LATEST The Latest: Swedish police haul away truck used in attack STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish investigators have removed the hijacked beer truck from the Stockholm department store where it ran into a crowd of pedestrians in what the prime minister says is an act of terrorism...
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This Sept. 30, 2015 photo provided by Lambda Legal shows Kimberly Hively at the federal courthouse in Chicago. A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The case stems from a lawsuit by Indiana teacher Hively alleging that the Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend didn't hire her full time because she is a lesbian. (Lambda Legal via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 7:40 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court said, in a ruling that a gay rights group called a "game changer." The 8-to-3 decision Tuesday by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago...
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This Sept. 30, 2015 photo provided by Lambda Legal shows Kimberly Hively at the federal courthouse in Chicago. A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The case stems from a lawsuit by Indiana teacher Hively alleging that the Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend didn't hire her full time because she is a lesbian. (Lambda Legal via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 2:25 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court said, in a ruling that a gay rights group called a "game changer." The 8-to-3 decision Tuesday by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The 8-to-3...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a forum in San Francisco. Equal Pay Day is being held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, to highlight wage discrimination against women. Activists are holding rallies around the country. Sandberg, who is also the founder of the nonprofit Lean In, launched a new campaign Tuesday: #20PercentCounts, representing the 20 percent less that women make compared with men. Companies big and small are offering discounts, rebates or donating money to women's organizations. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 04, 2017 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Equal Pay Day is being held Tuesday to highlight wage discrimination against women. Activists are holding rallies around the country. Here's what you need to know: — Equal Pay Day was created 21 years ago by the National Committee on Pay Equity. It is held in April to symbolize how...
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March 10, 2017 - 8:47 pm
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-WISCONSIN Judge exempts Syrian family from Trump ban MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, has issued an order temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing his new travel ban against a Syrian family trying to reach that state. A...
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March 08, 2017 - 4:37 am
WOMEN'S DAY Women's March organizers call for 'A Day Without a Woman' PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers of January's Women's March are calling for women to take the day off and encouraging them not to spend money to show their economic strength and impact on American society. Today's "A Day Without a...
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High heels are on display in a store in London, Monday March 6, 2017. British lawmakers are due to debate banning mandatory high heels in the workplace on Monday, in response to a petition started by a receptionist who was sent home for wearing flat shoes. The debate is non-binding, but a committee of lawmakers has found that "discriminatory dress codes" are commonplace and called for urgent action. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
March 06, 2017 - 12:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a debate that has gone from office corridors to Britain's Parliament, lawmakers put their foot down Monday and urged employers to stop making women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes. Members of Parliament debated a ban on mandatory workplace high heels, in response...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2016 file photo, transgender high school student Gavin Grimm poses in Gloucester, Va. The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday, March 6, 2017, they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys’ bathroom in his Virginia school. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
March 06, 2017 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen's case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys' bathroom in his...
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