Bostock Anniversary: EEOC Issues Guidance on Protections for LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Workforce

Bostock Anniversary: EEOC Issues Guidance on Protections for LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Workforce

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (and gender identity) is discrimination “on the basis of sex,” and is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Over one year later, the agency charged with enforcing issues of discrimination in the […]

New Study Quantifies Offensive Incidents Directed Asian-American Individuals

New Study Quantifies Offensive Incidents Directed Asian-American Individuals

There were more than 6,600 incidents of hate and discrimination directed at Asian-American individuals and individuals of Pacific Islander descent in the last year. The rise in incidents is attributable to false blame for the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers would be wise to re-examine their policies to ensure there is zero-tolerance for hateful behavior directed at […]

Pride Month Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Pride Month Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

LGBTQ Discrimination on the Rise Gay Pride parades and rainbow floats, full of life and public acknowledgement of “how far” the gay rights movement has come are a tradition of Pride Month. Outrageous costumes, loud music, people smiling, waving, and shouting Pride slogans add to the energized celebration.  There are more gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, […]

Pinterest and Former Executive Agree to Massive Settlement in Gender Discrimination Case

Pinterest and Former Executive Agree to Massive Settlement in Gender Discrimination Case

Social media platform settles a gender discrimination case involving its former Chief Operating Officer for $20 million. Following the settlement, Pinterest has made cultural and hiring changes, but the changes are mostly aimed at equality in pay and improving diversity, not at inclusion in thought among leaders.

Beyond Rainbow Flags

Beyond Rainbow Flags

During Pride Month, you’re probably seeing the rainbow Pride flag everywhere, including in the logos of companies and brands you follow on social media. While this type of representation and visible allyship is valuable, it’s important that your organization matches its public displays of support with internal policies and workplace culture that is truly inclusive […]

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