How can refusing to make real accommodations be anything other than discrimination against women?
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.
Gender discrimination is demoralizing and being treated as a ‘second-class citizen’ has severe corollaries for women and their families.
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.
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.
Yes, pregnancy discrimination lawsuits are on the rise — because employers continue to discriminate against women based on pregnancy!
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.