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LGBTQ Employees Still See Equality Gaps After Supreme Court Ruling on Firing

Even with this week’s Supreme Court ruling, the workplace will be far from equal for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. While the nation’s highest court says you can’t be fired for your sexual orientation or gender identity under the …

Supreme Court Bans Employment Bias Against Gay, Transgender People

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a watershed victory for LGBT rights, ruling that a landmark federal law forbidding workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees. The 6-3 ruling represented the biggest moment for LGBT rights in the United …

Microsoft Women Face Skeptical Appeals Court over Unequal-Pay Case

Women engineers who claim Microsoft Corp. discriminates against them for pay and promotions faced tough questions from a federal appeals court weighing whether their ground-breaking lawsuit should become a class action. During arguments Monday in Portland, Oregon, the three-judge panel …

Supreme Court Justices Appear Divided Over LGBT Workers’ Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided over whether federal anti-discrimination law protects gay and transgender employees, as the justices heard arguments in a clash that will define the workplace rights of millions of people. The two-hour session Tuesday suggested that …

21% of U.S. Workers Over 40 Claim They Have Experienced Age Bias, Insurer Says

Age discrimination affects more than one-fifth of U.S. workers over the age of 40, a particular number of which are men, according to a survey from specialty insurer, which warns companies to be mindful of the related workplace liabilities. “Age …

JPMorgan Settles for $5 Million with Employee Who Claimed Anti-Dad Bias

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $5 million to resolve a discrimination claim filed by a male employee who alleged the bank’s parental leave policy was biased against dads. The payout resolves a 2017 complaint brought by the …

Supreme Court to Weigh If U.S. Job Bias Law Protects Gay, Transgender Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether federal law bars employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, accepting cases that could let the court’s new conservative majority put its imprint on the American workplace. The …

Court Rules Federal Age Bias Law Protects Only Current Employees, Not Applicants

A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday dealt a setback to older job applicants, saying they cannot invoke a federal law against age bias in employment to challenge hiring policies they believe have a discriminatory impact. In an 8-4 decision, …

Class Action Alleges Facebook’s Ad Tools Discriminate Against Older Job Seekers

A proposed class action lawsuit alleging Facebook’s ad placement tools facilitate discrimination against older job-seekers has been expanded to identify additional companies, further widening the latest front in claims that candidates are being filtered out by gender, geography, race and …

Google Faces Lawsuit Alleging Employment Bias Against Women

Three female former employees of Alphabet Inc.’s Google filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the tech company of discriminating against women in pay and promotions. The proposed class action lawsuit, filed in California state court in San Francisco, comes as …