All Items: Gender Discrimination

  • San Francisco Bans Salary History Questions

    July 13, 2017

    A new San Francisco ordinance will prohibit employers, including city contractors and subcontractors, from asking any questions about a job applicant's current or past salary.

  • Employer May Use Salary History to Set Pay, 9th Circuit Rules

    May 3, 2017

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an employer may use an individual's salary history to determine the individual's pay in certain circumstances, even if it results in a female employee earning less than male employees for doing the same work.

  • Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Landmark Ruling Finds

    April 12, 2017

    In a first-of-its-kind ruling by a federal appellate court, the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has found in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College that discrimination based on sexual orientation is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • Massachusetts Passes Tough Pay Equity Law

    August 9, 2016

    Massachusetts has passed The Act to Establish Pay Equity - a comprehensive pay equity law that places many significant new restrictions on employers.

  • Wal-Mart Hit With $31-Million Verdict for Firing Whistleblowing Pharmacist

    February 2, 2016

    A federal jury in New Hampshire has awarded more than $31 million in damages to a former Wal-Mart pharmacist who claims the nation's largest retailer fired her for raising safety concerns about how it filled prescriptions.

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News: HR Guidance on addressing sex discrimination in the workplace and ensuring equal opportunity for employees and applicants of both genders.