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Homophobic Discrimination Alleged by NJ State Troopers

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Two veteran New Jersey State Troopers allege, in a lawsuit against the agency, that they have experienced discrimination for their sexual orientation for their more than 20 year careers there. The two troopers, both lieutenants who joined the agency in 2001, now work in a new unit with the mission of making the state police inclusive. […]

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Transgender Man Files Lawsuit Against Amazon for Pregnancy Discrimination

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An Amazon employee recently filed a federal discrimination suit against the company, claiming that he was mistreated after telling a manager that he was pregnant. The plaintiff is a transgender man who alleged that he was harassed and demoted after informing the supervisor about the pregnancy last June.  According to the lawsuit, once he shared […]

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Supreme Court to Decide If Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Rights

 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 established U.S. workers’ immunity from discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Although this act is one that helped the U.S. take strides toward equality, it did not include those who identified as LGBTQ. Due to the failure to include LGBTQ individuals, the […]

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What are Common Types of Employment Discrimination?

 

People talk at length about being discriminated against on the job. However, many articles and news reports never describe exactly what constitutes discrimination, or what it really means to a worker. To shed light on the topic, frequent types of employment discrimination are described below. These types of discrimination can easily become seeds of employment […]

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Investment Bank Under Alleged Sexual Orientation Discrimination

 

One of the world’s largest investment banks is being accused of discrimination by an openly gay employee. A former Goldman Sachs vice president filed a lawsuit in New York State Court in June 2019 alleging the company engaged in acts of homophobia and discrimination and retaliated with his firing when he complained about the treatment. […]

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Response Needed for LGBTQ Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

 

Workplace sexual harassment allegations have increased since the start of the #MeToo movement. Many of the cases that have been publicized focus on women and their experiences with sexual harassment. Unfortunately, sexual harassment occurs within other groups besides women. Although it is not publicized as often, LGBTQ individuals face sexual harassment in the workplace just […]

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Chili’s Server Quits Due to Request for Change in Dress Code

 

LGBTQ employees have the right to a workplace free from discrimination. Yet, for one Chili’s Grill & Bar server, she believes her perceived sexual orientation affected her treatment in a promotion interview, leading to her resignation from the company. The employee alleges that she was advised that her workplace interview attire was not gender appropriate […]

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Governor Phil Murphy Signs Three Transgender Rights Bills

 

Governor Phil Murphy signed three transgender rights bills into law in New Jersey last Tuesday. The first bill allows transgender individuals to change their birth certificates to show the gender with which they identify, which does not require proof that they went through sex reassignment surgery. Another bill permits death certificates to list the gender with which […]

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination is a Form of Sex-based Discrimination

 

Unlike race, religion, sex, and national origin, sexual orientation is not a protected class under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Technically, this means that it is not illegal for employers in the United States to discriminate against job applicants and employees based on their sexual orientations. However, one case involving a sky diving […]

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Issues Faced by Bisexual Employees in the Workplace

 

For bisexual employees, the hardships of coming out in the workplace are intensified by having to come out two or even three times. As the nature of their relationships change, bisexual employees are often forced to explain their orientation to coworkers more than once when their relationship changes from a same-sex relationship to one that […]

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