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Texas Safellite Autoglass Location Sued for Sex Discrimination

Safelite AutoGlass, a vehicle glass repair and replacement business, violated federal law by refusing to hire a qualified applicant because she is a woman, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed. According to the EEOC’s …

Swiss Re Underwriter Wins Sex Discrimination Suit After Boss Joked About Her Breasts

A former Swiss Re AG underwriter won her sex discrimination suit after she was left humiliated by a senior manager who told her “If I had breasts like yours I would be demanding too.” Julia Sommer was unfairly dismissed after …

Skywest Airlines Sued for Sex Discrimination at Dallas Operation

SkyWest Airlines violated federal law by subjecting a female parts clerk to sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, explicit sexual conversations and conduct were a daily feature of …

Menopause Discrimination Cases Are Rising in UK Employment Courts

UK employment court cases involving menopause are increasing, with more workers ready to challenge companies’ that are failing to recognize women’s health needs. Employment tribunals involving menopause increased by 44% in 2021, with 23 cases referencing it compared to 16 …

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 …

Oregon Worker Lawsuit Says She was Fired After Heavy Corpse Fell on Her

A Portland, Ore. cremation worker who says she was sexually harassed and fired after reporting she sustained a back injury when a heavy corpse fell on her has filed a lawsuit seeking $900,000. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the sex discrimination …

Microsoft Internal Findings Say Gender Bias at Washington Tech Giant Rarely Founded

Microsoft Corp.’s investigators concluded that fewer than 1 percent of gender-discrimination complaints made internally were “founded,” according to data unsealed in an ongoing class-action lawsuit. The disclosure covers almost 120 complaints made from 2010 to 2016 by U.S. female employees …

Civil Rights Ruling Protecting Gay Employees Likely Headed to Supreme Court: View

Everyone agrees that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are forbidden from discriminating on the basis of sex. Are they also forbidden from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation? In a momentous decision earlier …

Farmers Insurance Facing Possible Class Action by ‘Hundreds’ of Female Attorneys

An attorney representing a woman suing Farmers Insurance for discriminatory practices was set to file a motion on Thursday seeking class action status in a suit she says could potentially encompass 300 female attorneys. The attorney also added five new …

Suit Charges Wal-Mart with Discrimination Against Gay Employees Over Health Benefits

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was accused of discriminating against gay employees in a lawsuit that pits the biggest U.S. retailer against rights activists just weeks after same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide. In a proposed class-action complaint, Wal-Mart employee Jacqueline Cote says …