October 8, 2013

Walmart Exposed Over Employee Pay and Discrimination

Walmart is the world’s largest retailer, bringing in over $16 billion in profits for the 2012 fiscal calendar year. How can the largest retailer in the US get away with paying most of its employees unsustainable wages at? Most of Walmart’s employees are the lowest paid workers in the entire US, earning $8.81 per hour. Walmart’s CEO, Micheal Dukes’ salary for 2012 was $20.7 million. Dukes received a 14.1% increase from 2011. Walmart employees are […]
September 17, 2013

Rutgers AD Julie Hermann linked to sexual discrimination suit at Louisville

Julie Hermann, recently hired Rutgers athletic director, has been connected with a sexual discrimination lawsuit when she was at Louisville. Hermann was hired less than two weeks ago by Rutgers University. According to a complaint, while at Louisville, Hermann allegedly fired a female assistant track and field coach in 2008 after she complained of discriminatory treatment from the head coach. This is the second allegation to surface since Hermann took the Rutgers position. Just after […]
June 24, 2013

New Yorkers travel to Capitol for #NY4Women Rally and Lobby Day

New Yorkers from every corner of the state are headed to the Capitol in Albany to join thousands for a rally and legislative meetings in support of the Women’s Equality Agenda. The Agenda is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s groundbreaking 10-point plan aimed at improving the lives of New York’s 10 million women by removing significant barriers to women’s full and equal participation in society. The #NY4Women Rally and Lobby Day is a grassroots effort to organizing […]
June 5, 2013

13 Countries That Make America's Gender Pay Gap Look Embarrassing

President John F. Kennedy’s Equal Pay Act was signed into law with the express purpose of ensuring that women get paid equally for equal work over fifty years ago. However, in 2013, there persists a gender pay gap in America. It is estimated that women in the United States earn four-fifths that of their male counterparts. A study performed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows that the United States lags behind a […]
May 17, 2013

Several States Set Sights on Workplace Anti-Bullying Legislation

More than a dozen states, including New York, are considering enacting laws that would allow victims to seek compensation from employers and pressure them to stop bullying in the workplace. Bullying in the workplace can include behavior ranging from verbal abuse by a supervisor to cruel comments and teasing by a co-worker. Many lawmakers and taxpayers are supporting the measure to secure such protection in the workplace. However, business groups like the US Chamber of […]
May 15, 2013

New York Spa Sued By Male Massage Therapist

A New York spa is being sued by a male massage therapist. The spa owners believe that most clients prefer a female therapist and, therefore, many spas do not hire male applicants. Despite trying to turn a profit, the spa may be liable for sexual discrimination by not hiring male therapists. According to the EEOC, it is discrimination, and therefore illegal, to “make employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits or […]
May 14, 2013

Judge Overturns Sexual-Harassment Verdict in Miami Beach Firefighter Case

A federal judge overruled a jury’s decision that a Miami Beach firefighter should get $700,000 for being sexually harassed. U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke found that Marlenis Smart’s treatment did not meet the legal definition of sexual harassment. Further, Judge Cooke ruled that the incidents Smart complained about were not severe or pervasive enough to be considered a sexually hostile work environment. Although it is rare for judges to reverse jury verdicts, it can […]