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Pregnant? Have Morning Sickness or Need to Pee? Company Says Bathroom Breaks Are a Privilege, Not a Right

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How can refusing to make real accommodations be anything other than discrimination against women?

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How Governments and Individuals — Meaning Each of Us — Deny the Persistence of Racism and Abuse

I have lately become acutely aware of a depressing trend: the denial of abuse – whether the issue is torture, forced evictions, or garden-variety employment discrimination – amongst those of us who should know better. Of course, we don’t call it denial. We call it “realism.” But the mechanism is the same.

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Stopping Wal-Mart’s Legacy of Second Class Citizenry

Gender discrimination is demoralizing and being treated as a ‘second-class citizen’ has severe corollaries for women and their families.

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VA. Attorney General Tells State Colleges They Can’t Ban Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli sent a letter to state college presidents and other officials last Thursday telling them that the state’s public colleges don’t have the authority to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

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*UPDATE* Fla. MacDonald’s Manager Tells Transgender Job Applicant “We Don’t Hire Faggots”

The manager of a Florida McDonald’s tells a job applicant: “We don’t hire faggots.” The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has filed a complaint with the state of Florida, but few states protect transgender persons from discrimination.

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“What if Pregnancy Came with a Pink Slip?”

Yes, pregnancy discrimination lawsuits are on the rise — because employers continue to discriminate against women based on pregnancy!

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Supreme Court Rules Against Women Workers

Women whose pension payments are reduced because they took pregnancy-related leave during their employment when pregnancy discrimination wasn’t illegal aren’t entitled to full pension benefits now, the Supreme Court ruled today.

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