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Group Sues to Block California Boardroom Diversity Law

Group Sues to Block California Boardroom Diversity Law

By Brian Melley | Oct 6, 2020

A conservative legal group announced Monday that it sued to block California's first-in-the-nation law that requires hundreds of corporations based in the state to have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards.

Out Leadership Releases European LGBTQ Ally Research

Out Leadership Releases European LGBTQ Ally Research

Oct 1, 2020

Out leadership has released a first-of-its-kind study that examines LGBTQ allyship in the workplace.

California Governor Signs Corporate Boardroom Diversity Law

California Governor Signs Corporate Boardroom Diversity Law

By Don Thompson and Robert Jablon | Oct 1, 2020

Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Just How Much NSFW Multi-taskings is Happening on Work Zoom Calls?

Just How Much NSFW Multi-taskings is Happening on Work Zoom Calls?

Sep 26, 2020

It is easy to get distracted while in a Zoom meeting... But how often is that distraction below the belt?

Carpenters Wow Public with Medieval Techniques at Notre Dame

Carpenters Wow Public with Medieval Techniques at Notre Dame

By Elaine Ganley | Sep 20, 2020

With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up — by hand — a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Federal Suit Claims Grocery Chain Fired Employees Who Wouldn't Wear 'Gay' Apron

Federal Suit Claims Grocery Chain Fired Employees Who Wouldn't Wear 'Gay' Apron

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17, 2020

A federal agency is suing Kroger's grocery chain, claiming that the company discriminated against the religious convictions of two employees who refused to wear aprons embroidered with "gay" hearts.

Report: TMZ Workplace Allegedly Abusive and Sexist

Report: TMZ Workplace Allegedly Abusive and Sexist

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 9, 2020

The brash and aggressive style of TMZ apparently carries over into the workplace, where current and former employees have alleged regular occurences of verbal abuse, misogyny, racism, and more, according to Buzzfeed.

'Oh Say Can You See' — The Naked Rancher Goes Viral

'Oh Say Can You See' — The Naked Rancher Goes Viral

Sep 8, 2020

Dick Powers is happy to be known as The Naked Rancher, as his cheeky (in more ways than one) Instagram posts can attest.

Big Tippers: Alaska Man Joins Push to Aid Restaurant Workers

Big Tippers: Alaska Man Joins Push to Aid Restaurant Workers

By Mark Thiessen | Sep 7, 2020

It was a busy Taco Tuesday at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska — a blessing these days at any restaurant — when a guy at a table with three buddies wanted to chat with their waitress.

Unions Threaten Work Stoppages Amid Calls For Racial Justice

Unions Threaten Work Stoppages Amid Calls For Racial Justice

By Aaron Morrison | Sep 6, 2020

Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice.

HRC Study Finds LGBTQ Employment Impacted by Pandemic

HRC Study Finds LGBTQ Employment Impacted by Pandemic

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 4, 2020

Human Rights Campaign and PSB Insights recently conducted a study on the disproportionated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ people versus non-LGBTQ people.

Watch: Former Waitress Says Ellen Tried to Get Her Suspended Over Chipped Nail Polish

Watch: Former Waitress Says Ellen Tried to Get Her Suspended Over Chipped Nail Polish

Aug 22, 2020

A comedian and actress told the Daily Mail this week that Ellen DeGeneres tried to get her suspended from her job as a server in Los Angeles back in 2014...because she had chipped nail polish.

Nurses and Doctors Sick With COVID Feel Pressured to Get Back to Work

Nurses and Doctors Sick With COVID Feel Pressured to Get Back to Work

By Emmarie Huetteman | Aug 12, 2020

Hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities have flouted that simple guidance, pressuring workers who contract COVID-19 to return to work sooner than public health standards suggest.

McDonald's Sues Ousted CEO, Alleging Employee Relationships

McDonald's Sues Ousted CEO, Alleging Employee Relationships

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Aug 10, 2020

McDonald's says it's suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with other employees and destroyed evidence.

Watch: Former Producer Speaks Out Against Ellen DeGeneres: She's a 'Toxic, Phony, Hypocrite, Liar'

Watch: Former Producer Speaks Out Against Ellen DeGeneres: She's a 'Toxic, Phony, Hypocrite, Liar'

Aug 6, 2020

A former producer of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" spoke out against the titular talkshow host in an interview with "Inside Edition" and didn't hold back about her ex-boss.

Gay Officer Who Settled Suit Will Resign from Diversity Unit

Gay Officer Who Settled Suit Will Resign from Diversity Unit

Aug 3, 2020

A gay St. Louis County police lieutenant who settled a discrimination lawsuit against the police department for $10.25 million said Friday he is resigning from his job as commander of the department's new diversity and inclusion unit.

Mont. Governor's Staffer Fired After Offensive Tweets Surface

Mont. Governor's Staffer Fired After Offensive Tweets Surface

By Iris Samuels | Jul 31, 2020

An aide to Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's senate campaign was fired Thursday after a history of racist, sexist and homophobic tweets surfaced.

After Report About Toxic Workplace, 'Ellen' Show is Under Internal Investigation

After Report About Toxic Workplace, 'Ellen' Show is Under Internal Investigation

Jul 28, 2020

"The Ellen DeGeneres" show is being internally investigated by its distributor WarnerMedia after "numerous accounts of workplace problems," according to a report from Variety.

Florida Police Chief to Retire Over Alleged COVID Remarks

Jul 22, 2020

A South Florida police chief has announced his retirement months after an investigation into alleged remarks he made about the coronavirus death of an openly gay Broward Sheriff's deputy.

Virus Hits Frontline Workers in Taxed Public Health System

By Laura Ungar, KHN | Jul 22, 2020

As a veteran public health worker, Chantee Mack knew the coronavirus could kill. So she asked — twice — for permission to work from home. She was deemed essential and told no. Eight weeks later, she was dead.

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