employment

30 States Still Allow Employment Discrimination For LGBTQ People

Yep, people can still legally be turned down for a job or fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. More »


The Lesbian Employment Gap: Why It’s Still Hard To Be Queer In The Workplace

Studies show that lesbians might be paid better than their straight women counterparts, but they’re less likely to get hired in the first place. More »


Adrienne Truscott Does Rape Comedy Right

See, rape jokes can be funny! More »


Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Pregnant Women In UPS Case

Peggy Young wins in court, Rebecca Martinson’s “cunt punt” email inspires performance art and Gloria Steinem gives Black women their due, in Today’s Lady News… More »


President Obama Is Urging Congress To Provide Better Paid Sick Leave To American Workers

President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation today that would improve on America’s sparse and globally uncompetitive sick pay laws. It would require six weeks of sick pay for new parents for federal employees and an additional six weeks of parental leave, as well as obligating employers with more than 15 employees to provide… More »


Black Employment Rates Were Hit Worse Than White Employment Rates During The Recession

The recession widened the employment gap between Blacks and Whites. [The Atlantic]
If the NYPD is willing to disrespect their boss in public, what do they do when no one’s looking? [The Grio]
Ezell Ford’s autopsy found that the unarmed Black man was shot in the back by the LAPD. [The Root]… More »


Make It Work: How To Write A Cover Letter That Doesn’t Suck

We all have to work, whether we like it or not. It doesn’t have to be the worst thing, but it’s not always the best. Let’s tackle work issues as they come, when they come, together. Join me every Monday with The Frisky’s new column, Make It Work. Also, follow me on Twitter and hollerMore »


Mom Offers $500 Reward To Anyone Who Finds Her Daughter A Job

A mother in Southern California is on a one-woman mission to get her daughter a job. Linda Smith took to holding up a sign at a busy intersection in Menifee on Friday, offering $500 to anyone who takes her daughter’s resume and gets her employed, reports the Press-Enterprise.

“I’m offering $500 cash the… More »


You’re Hired! 26 Tips To Help You Score The Job You Want

As anyone who’s had a frustrating conversation with their parents knows, the job market just ain’t what it used to be. Where our parents generation may have switched jobs four or five times in a lifetime, these days, it’s far more common for people to change jobs — and sometimes whole careers — at least… More »