February 27, 2018
Gay Discrimination Work New York

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals Delivers Big Win to Gay Workers in New York

Yesterday, in a landmark 10-3 ruling, the Second Circuit became the second federal Court of Appeals to hold that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) includes protections against sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. Employers in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont can no longer discriminate against gay and lesbian workers with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, without running afoul of Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex.
January 3, 2013

Maryland Cop, City Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former Hyattsville, Md., police officer was settled out of court settlement after six months of federal court proceedings. The settlement brings to a close the case of Marsha Lessard, a city police officer from 2005 through 2009, who alleged a pattern of sexual harassment within the police department during her time there. According to a statement, the case was settled “on terms wherein the city admitted no liability […]
June 26, 2012

Transgender Discrimination Bill considered by NY

New York is considering a transgender bill which would amend all of the state’s anti-discrimination laws.  This would include laws regarding employment and housing.  The State Assembly passed the legislation and it currently sitting before the Senate Rules Committee.  To date, sixteen states and the District of Columbia prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression.  Some state laws cover issues of employment, housing, education and public accommodations. Others are limited which only […]
June 25, 2012

A&T Student in North Carolina sues for sex discrimination

A North Carolina A&T Student has sued the school for sex discrimination.  The student is Wendy Anderson who is claiming that Eric Cheek, an adjunct professor in the electrical and computer engineering department discriminated upon her sex and maintained a hostile work environment.  She also claims that instead of fixing the situation, the instead transferred her.  The plaintiff is now seeking to get compensatory damages and attorney’s fees form the lawsuit.  See When faced with […]
June 25, 2012

Discrimination claims against Lenders brought by pregnant women

Various lenders across the country are settling lawsuits based on the fact tat they have denied mortgage loans to women solely because they are pregnant or on temporary maternity leave.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that in California, the Lending Tree Loans Company will pay $15,000 to a woman who claimed her application to refinance her mortgage was denied because she was on maternity leave.  Additionally, the HUD found that […]
March 5, 2012

Erin Duffy's ‘Bond Girl’ Highlights Women’s Plight On Wall Street

Erin Duffy lost her job on Wall Street during the 2008 financial crisis. Duffy, out of work and frustrated with her prospects, began writing. The result is “Bond Girl.”
February 21, 2012

Arizona Bank accused of Age and Sex Discrimination brought by EEOC

In Arizona, a financial corporation doing business as the Bank of Albuquerque, has been accused of unlawfully terminating two managers, Elizabeth Morantes and Yolanda Fernandez because of their age.