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Six State Senators Urge EEOC to Investigate Pregnancy Discrimination at Amazon

Senators from six states are urging the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to investigate potential discrimination practices against pregnant Amazon warehouse employees. The senators sent a letter to the EEOC citing the e-commerce giant’s “systemic failure to provide adequate accommodations” for pregnant women working in Amazon warehouses. Their claims include failure to modify tasks for pregnant [...]

2021-09-21T09:35:05-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on Six State Senators Urge EEOC to Investigate Pregnancy Discrimination at Amazon

Facebook Accused of Discrimination in Job Ad Targeting

Facebook has been accused of gender and age discrimination relating to its targeted job advertising practices. In a report released in September 2021 by nonprofit group Global Witness describing an investigation into Facebook’s ad targeting algorithm, the social media giant “appears to operate in a discriminatory manner,” according to the group. Global Witness, based in the [...]

2021-09-21T09:32:05-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on Facebook Accused of Discrimination in Job Ad Targeting

Workplace Discrimination Resources Available After Landmark Supreme Court Decision

In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a breakthrough decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. The decision held that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status is prohibited as part of sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One year later, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) [...]

2021-07-19T15:26:07-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on Workplace Discrimination Resources Available After Landmark Supreme Court Decision

G&E Obtains Favorable Ruling in Wrongful Death and Disability Discrimination Case

In a recent decision, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia held that Plaintiff’s claims for wrongful death and disability discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act can proceed. This follows a motion to dismiss by defendant CoreCivic, Inc., who operates the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit in July [...]

2021-07-09T10:59:51-05:00By |Categories: Civil Rights, Discrimination, Rights of Inmates in Prisons and Jails|Comments Off on G&E Obtains Favorable Ruling in Wrongful Death and Disability Discrimination Case

U.S. Department of Education Memorandum Protects LGBTQ Rights 

In a legal memo distributed on June 16, 2021 by the U.S. Department of Education, schools may not discriminate against students due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Schools that violate this inclusive interpretation of Title IX may cause harm, the notice indicated. However, in protecting LGBTQ students’ rights in schools, there are a few [...]

2021-07-01T16:29:58-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on U.S. Department of Education Memorandum Protects LGBTQ Rights