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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful for employers to “refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to [their] compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment” (because of one’s membership in a protected class). The statutory language “otherwise discriminate against” is [...]
Many will be surprised to learn that an age-old problem has manifested as a new world concern—modern slavery, or human trafficking. For a variety of reasons, some 25 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking, mostly for labor or sex work. What’s more: It can occurs in any country. It can occur [...]
Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.  It was signed into law June 17, 2021, and it signifies the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas and the emancipation of African American slaves throughout the confederate south.  Juneteenth is now a federally recognized holiday.  Historically it has [...]
On June 12, 2022, a group of over 15,500 women who work (or worked) for Google agreed to settle a class action pay equity lawsuit for $118M, according to a New York Times report. The lawsuit was filed in California in 2017, and claimed that women were locked into a fixed pay gap, creating a [...]

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