The work stories of hotel executive Alyson Breathed will sound familiar to many working-professional moms. Breathed was putting in such long hours as a marketing manager that sometimes her nanny had to bring the two children to her at work. Late in the evening, the hotel doorman would carry the kids...
In terms of raw numbers, all the private sector jobs women lost during the Recession that began in 2009 have now been recovered. However, men are still lagging far behind. In its most recent study on the issue, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that women are employed in  54,623,000 private ...
In June the Supreme Court determined that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) contradicted the Fifth Amendment, and therefore ruled it to be unconstitutional.  Employment discrimination lawyers and other human rights advocates are now weighing in on what these means for workers and their benefits. ...
On the afternoon before this past Thanksgiving, Walmart worker Vanessa Ferreira went on strike at her St. Cloud, FL store. As news organizations reported at the time, most Walmart shoppers completely overlooked the rather humble occasion of Ferreira's walkout, which was a protest against the retail ...
Men and women employed in the same position actually earn roughly the same when starting their careers, according to a new study released Thursday. But as workers rise up the ladder, men's wages begin to increasingly outpace their female counterparts. The survey from the salary information website ...
While some improvements in gender inequality have been made in the past decades, the unacceptable fact remains that women are paid much less, on average, than men. This is true even when women perform the exact same jobs. However, that gap varies considerable for workers in different careers. Using...
In a historic announcement yesterday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stood with other military leaders to officially lift the ban on women serving in combat, stating that female soldiers are an "integral part" of the U.S. military and have already proven their ability and willingness to fight dur...
A poignant article recently featured in the New York Times addresses the question, Does Medicine Discourage Gay Doctors? Written by Pauline Chen, M.D., the piece primarily focuses on the personal and professional life of Dr. Mark A. Schuster, the current head of General Pediatrics at Boston’s Chil...
A lesbian employee who works for St. Joseph’s Medical Center in New York filed a class-action lawsuit last week, arguing that her spouse is entitled to the same medical coverage as spouses of heterosexual workers. The woman has been with her partner for 16 years, and the two married last autumn. ...
Some companies assume they can ignore the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when it comes to employees who haven’t yet reached their anniversary dates. Yet that belief was directly overturned this month by the Eleventh Circuit, which covers Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Pereda v. Brookdale Sen...