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Why Subtle Discrimination Creates a Hostile Work Environment

According to a recent article, subtle discrimination – weird looks, avoiding eye contact, staring – can actually be more damaging at times than overt discrimination because the subtle discrimination is low-level and under the radar. Subtle discrimination can be built into a person’s everyday behavioral pattern, and for the person on the receiving end, this Read More

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Portland Police Captain Files Race Discrimination Suit

Portland Police Captain Derek Rodriguez has filed a lawsuit against the city of Portland, claiming that it discriminated against him because he is Latino. Rodriguez was formerly tasked with leading the police bureau’s Internal Affairs Division, which investigates complaints of officer misconduct. Rodriguez alleges in the lawsuit that he was placed on leave for months Read More

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Using Smartphones to Report Discrimination

The #MeToo movement has brought to light just how many victims of sexual harassment and discrimination never speak up. Now, smartphone app developers are introducing a new way for victims to report discrimination. Apps such as JDoe and Callisto allow individuals to report sexual harassment and discrimination via an app, rather than requiring an in-person Read More

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Portland Store Accused of Discriminating against African Americans

A Portland store has been accused of race discrimination after a customer visited its store and found that products designed for multi-cultural use were being kept behind a locked display. An African American customer went to a Fred Meyer store in search of shampoo and conditioner, only to find that all of the products designed Read More

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The Early Aftermath of the #MeToo Movement

It has been about one year since the evolution of the #MeToo movement. During that time, at least 201 high-ranking male executives have been called out on allegations of sexual harassment. A look at their replacements reveals that of the 122 people who have replaced these men, 69 are male and 53 are female. The Read More

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Ernst & Young Faces Another Sexual Harassment Claim

Ernst & Young, one of the “big four” accounting firms, has been hit with another sexual harassment complaint. This newest complaint is the second in a year that alleges the firm has a culture of lewd behavior and discrimination against women. A former female partner claims that her supervisor routinely commented on her breasts, made Read More

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Transgender Discrimination Case Could Be Taken Up by United States Supreme Court

A woman who was fired after notifying her employer that she was transgender may have her case taken up by the United States Supreme Court. In 2013, Aimee Stevens filed a complaint with the EEOC against her employer, alleging she was discriminated against for being transgender and for refusing to conform to sex-based stereotypes. The Read More

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Age Discrimination – More Common Than You Might Think?

A new AARP survey’s findings show that many Americans who work past 50 years old face discrimination both when seeking new employment and at their current workplace. The AARP survey polled 3,900 people who were 45 years and older who were either working full or part-time or looking for a job. The results revealed that Read More

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Barnes & Noble Fires CEO for Sexual Harassment Allegations

Barnes & Noble previously described its termination of its CEO Demos Parneros as a decision based on Parneros’ violations of company policies, but now say the CEO was fired for sexual harassment and bullying behavior, in addition to other violations of company policies, according to allegations. This news comes in the wake of a claim Read More

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California Legislators Pass Two Bills in Response to the #MeToo Movement

California lawmakers have responded to the #MeToo movement by passing two bills aimed at giving more rights to victims of sexual misconduct. In order for the bills to become law, they will have to be signed by the governor. One bill focuses on non-disclosure agreements. Currently, settlements can include confidentiality requirements to keep the victim Read More

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