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Do most states allow employers to discriminate against gays and lesbians?

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., issued apress release recently, in support of legislation to end employment discrimination against workers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. S.811, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011, would also protect people who express their gender identity at work.

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Sexual Harassment is Still Rampant in American Workplaces

March 1, 2013 |
A California Medicaid group is under fire for blatant and repeated problems with sexual harassment. One woman is suing Gold Coast Health Plan over claims so horrible she says the resulting anxiety made her vomit. Here’s the kicker: Gold Coast is a public entity that administers Medicaid for over 100,000 Ventura County beneficiaries.

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After sexual harassment at workplace, woman faces online slander

First it was sexual harassment at workplace. Next comes the slanderous campaign on the Internet. For this former employee of auditing firm KPMG, life has become hell since 2007. Now Aditi (name changed) is fighting with the Mumbai cyber police who are doing little on her 2012 complaint seeking action against websites which hosted offensive comments against her.

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Corporations Sued For Gender Discrimination Against Women And Men

Society norms, rules, and roles instruct and encourage men to value (or devalue) women even in the United States even where there are anti-discrimination laws in place to discourage such attitudes.

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Will Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo Maternity Leave Policy Influence Other CEO’s?

As you may or may not know, Marissa Mayer is the new CEO of Yahoo. Marissa used to work for Google, in a very strong position, however she left Google to become the CEO of Yahoo last July. She was newly pregnant at that time, and recently had her baby. Over her pregnancy, she took no large shortcuts or a long leave; in fact she worked from home to help turn around Yahoo whilst bearing her new baby.

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Workplace pregnancy discrimination cases on the rise

REPOST ARTICLE SOURCE: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-04-08/business/35450871_1_pregnancy-discrimination-eeoc-pregnant-women A housekeeper working for a Rockville apartment complex alleged she was fired after disclosing her pregnancy, even though her doctor had cleared her to work with no restrictions, according to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Two women at a fast-growing government contractor said they were forced to resign [...]

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Tips for Women Dealing with a Male Dominate Workplace

You would think that in the 21st century, that there would no longer be an issue with women working in any field they choose. However, there are still a number of male dominated workplaces and learning how to deal with working in such a workplace is going to make a huge difference in your success or failure. Here are a few tips that just may help you cope, and even gain your acceptance among your masculine peers.

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The Rise in Pregnancy Disability Regulations

Disability claims are always challenging for employers, but this is especially the case when pregnant workers suffer complications that leave them unable to perform their normal job duties. For example, in one recent case, a pregnant Kansas retail worker was fired because she needed, in violation of company policy, to carry a water bottle in order to stay hydrated. In another case, a delivery truck driver in Maryland was forced on unpaid leave when her doctor recommended lifting restrictions.

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