Google search for "tattoos in the workplace" will turn up more results than you can read in a lifetime. And the top search engine real estate is dominated by sites including Forbes, USAToday, and Business Insider. In an old 2011 article from Forbes, the site argues that tattoos still have a negativ...
A recent submission to “Workaholic,” the New York Times career advice blog, highlighted a dilemma that may be familiar to many pregnant workers out there. The anonymous advice-seeker asked the following: “Last December, I applied for a position at a big technology firm. The description indica...
As of last week, more than 70 top executives at some of the largest American tech firms signed a joint statement demanding that policymakers add protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers to anti-discrimination legislation currently on the books. “To ensure no one faces disc...
The economy gained only 195,000 jobs in June, most of them low-level and low-paid positions. This works out to a nearly insignificant change in the U.S. unemployment crisis -- too small to lower the unemployment rate below it’s currently level of 7.6%. Long-term unemployment accounts for an alar...
“Gay troops can fight for the country and be maimed or killed, but they can't be scouts?” Aaron Belkin, a Political Science scholar at San Francisco University and author of “Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Facade of American Empire” recently published a thought-provoking ...
“The Boy Scouts of America’s hurtful discrimination does nothing good for the organization. It teaches boys to hate other kids, and it tells gay youth that there is something wrong with them when there is not.” Steven Cozza, who co-founded or “Scouting for All” as a 12-year old, contribute...
Criminal background checks have become increasingly common in recent years as technology has made it easier for employers to look into our past. Background checks are also a convenient screening tool for hiring managers who need to quickly weed through growing numbers of applicants in a competitive ...
The Washington State Court of Appeals decided yesterday that a 14 year teaching veteran deserves a trial in an Employment Discrimination case.  At issue for the jury is whether the Seattle School District should have transferred her to a clean, mold free environment before terminating her. Denise ...
In August the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it had filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against KobeWieland Copper Products, LLC (EEOC v. KobeWieland Copper Products, LLC, Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-636).  The suit charges that the company refused to hire Jos...