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Catholic School Coach’s Contract Not Renewed Because She Works at Planned Parenthood

A case involving a Montana woman whose contract as an assistant softball coach at a Catholic high school was not renewed because she works at Planned Parenthood represents the latest in a string of dismissals by religiously affiliated employers under the guise of religious liberty rights.

A case involving a Montana woman whose contract as an assistant softball coach at a Catholic high school was not renewed because she works at Planned Parenthood represents the latest in a string of dismissals by religiously affiliated employers under the guise of religious liberty rights.

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Legal Wrap: How Can We Hold Our Institutions Accountable?

Complaints against college administrators and private companies show the law is failing to hold our institutions accountable for illegal sex discrimination.

Complaints against college administrators and private companies show the law is failing to hold our institutions accountable for illegal sex discrimination.

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Why It’s So Hard to Sue Wal-Mart for Gender Discrimination

A recent decision out of San Francisco shows just how difficult it is to hold large corporations accountable through class-action lawsuits, thanks to the Roberts Court.

A recent decision out of San Francisco shows just how difficult it is to hold large corporations accountable through class-action lawsuits, thanks to the Roberts Court.

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Justices Alito and Kennedy Mansplain Away Your Rights

Conservatives on the Supreme Court try to explain away gutting two important employment discrimination protections. Like toddlers with their fingers stuck in their ears, the opinions in both Vance and Nassar are the equivalent of "la la la, can't hear you." (Pictured above: Justice Alito, left, and Justice Kennedy.)

Conservatives on the Supreme Court try to explain away gutting two important employment discrimination protections. Like toddlers with their fingers stuck in their ears, the opinions in both Vance and Nassar are the equivalent of “la la la, can’t hear you.”

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Labor Department Takes Important Step On Pay Discrimination Claims

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The Department of Labor announced it was lifting rules put in place by the Bush administration that made investigating pay discrimination claims nearly impossible.

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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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