Topics :: workplace equality

Book On Gay Steelworkers Prompts Union Changes

Saturday Sep 6, 2014
Anne Balay's "Steel Closets" has won a prestigious prize -- and prompted workplace reforms in a traditionally macho profession.

Risky Work Situations Increase Women's Anxiety, Hurt Performance

By EDGE | Tuesday Sep 2, 2014
Risky situations increase anxiety for women but not for men, leading women to perform worse under these circumstances, according to a new study.

New Poll: Over 50% of LGBT Community Closeted At Work

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday May 11, 2014
A new Human Rights Campaign poll finds that more than half of LGBT workers say they are in the closet at their job.

Amid House intransigence, Democrats Could Attempt to Force ENDA Vote

By Justin Snow | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
With congressional Democrats seeking to force a vote on immigration reform in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives through the use of a discharge petition, the White House indicated Wednesday its openness to using a similar strategy.

Ask Lambda Legal: Out At Work

By EDGE | Monday Mar 17, 2014
I just applied for a new job, and am not sure if I should be "out" during the interview process. I don’t think my state protects employees from being discriminated against. Can I be out at my interview or at work without risk of being rejected or fired?

German Court: Implants No Impediment to Police Woman

Sunday Mar 9, 2014
A German court has ruled that a prospective Berlin police recruit’s breast implants cannot legally be used as grounds to keep her off the force.

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge Boehner to Allow ENDA Vote

By Justin Snow | Sunday Dec 8, 2013
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill is urging Speaker John Boehner to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote before the end of the 113th session of Congress.

Transgender Cop in Conn. Files Complaint

By John Christoffersen | Thursday Dec 5, 2013
A transgender police officer in Connecticut has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging her supervisors created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity.

2 Same-Sex Couples Sue BNSF Over Health Benefits

By Gene Johnson | Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
Two workers sued one of the nation’s largest rail companies Tuesday, saying their same-sex spouses have repeatedly been denied health benefits even though voters in Washington state legalized gay marriage last year.

Senate Adopts GOP Change on ENDA

By Donna Cassata | Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
The Senate adopted stronger protections for religious institutions in a historic gay rights bill that secured the conditional support of a key Republican who was the party’s presidential nominee in 2008.