Gender discrimination

A man finds the doors locked and a sign explaining why the store closed early, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores nationwide Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training, the next of may steps the company is taking to try to restore its tarnished image as a hangout where all are welcome. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 30, 2018 - 1:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, mocked three years ago for suggesting employees discuss racial issues with customers, asked workers to talk about race with each other. It was part of the coffee chain's anti-bias training Tuesday, created after the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks six...
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FILE – In this April 15, 2018, file photo, demonstrators protest outside the Starbucks cafe in Philadelphia where two black men were arrested three days earlier for waiting inside without ordering anything. On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the company plans to close more than 8,000 stores nationwide to conduct anti-bias training, a move intended to show how serious the company is about living up to its now tarnished image as a neighborhood hangout where all are welcome. (AP Photo/Ron Todt, File)
May 29, 2018 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Starbucks' plan to close stores Tuesday for anti-bias training. (all times local): Noon Several black coffee shop owners in Philadelphia are suggesting that black customers make a habit of seeking out their businesses. That comes as Starbucks prepares to close 8,...
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FILE – In this April 15, 2018, file photo, demonstrators protest outside the Starbucks cafe in Philadelphia where two black men were arrested three days earlier for waiting inside without ordering anything. On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the company plans to close more than 8,000 stores nationwide to conduct anti-bias training, a move intended to show how serious the company is about living up to its now tarnished image as a neighborhood hangout where all are welcome. (AP Photo/Ron Todt, File)
May 28, 2018 - 5:25 pm
Starbucks, trying to put to rest an outcry over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores, is closing more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon of anti-bias training, a strategy some believe can keep racism at bay. After the arrests in Philadelphia last month, the coffee chain's leaders...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 27, 2018 - 2:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Courts are engaged in two...
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This April 2018 photo provided by the American Civil Liberties Union shows Katia Hills and her son. Plaintiffs Cynthia Allen and Hills filed a federal court lawsuit Monday, May 14, 2018, accusing AT&T's mobile phone subsidiary of firing them for pregnancy-related absences in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. (Susan Hills/American Civil Liberties Union via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Represented by high-powered lawyers, two women filed a federal court lawsuit Monday accusing AT&T's mobile phone subsidiary of firing them for pregnancy-related absences in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. The women allege that AT&T Mobility's attendance policy...
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April 30, 2018 - 6:14 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Wisconsin residents who want gender reassignment surgeries paid by Medicaid filed a lawsuit Monday against the state, contending their denials of service are discriminatory and violate the federal health care law. The federal lawsuit from Cody Flack, a 30-year-old transgender...
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Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, lawyer for the LGBT civil rights group Lambda Legal, poses outside his Manhattan office, Friday April 27, 2018, in New York. Military service, bathroom use, job bias and now health care. The Trump administration is under fire for rewriting a rule barring discrimination in health care due to “gender identity.” Groups representing transgender people expect the Obama protections to be gutted and are preparing to take the administration to court. “The proposed rollback does fit into a pattern of transphobia and anti-LGBT sentiment in this administration,” said Gonzalez-Pagan.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 29, 2018 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military service. Bathroom use. Job bias. And now, health care. The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care based on "gender identity." Critics say it's another attempt to undercut acceptance for transgender...
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In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, Chinese women look out of a window of a crowded bus traveling from the outskirts of the capital city during the morning rush hour, in Beijing. Human Rights Watch released the report on Monday, April 23, 2018, gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese work force, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants and using the attractiveness of female co-workers as a draw. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 23, 2018 - 6:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — One job ad for Chinese high-speed train conductors called for candidates who were "fashionable and beautiful." Another ad targeting men for a job in a Chinese internet company included photos of a female employee pole-dancing. Gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese...
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In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Rashon Nelson, left, and Donte Robinson, right, listen to a reporter's question during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. Their arrests at a local Starbucks quickly became a viral video and galvanized people around the country who saw the incident as modern-day racism. In the week since, Nelson and Robinson have met with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson and are pushing for lasting changes to ensure that what happened to them doesn't happen to future patrons. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 20, 2018 - 1:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were...
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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, center, walks towards a meeting with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other officials Monday April 16, 2018, at Philadelphia City Hall. Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested when employees said they were trespassing. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 16, 2018 - 9:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing. Johnson, who has called the arrests "...
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