Posts tagged "sexual discrimination"

Iowa Court To Reconsider Fired-For-Flirting Sexual Discrimination Case

The Iowa Supreme Court will reconsider the sexual discrimination case of  Melissa Nelson, who was fired by her male boss James Knight. Knight was caught flirting with Nelson by his wife and eventually fired Nelson because he claimed he found her too sexually attractive to not be a distraction to his marriage. Back in December,…

Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2013

Today’s Lady News: Italian Company Fires All Women “So They Can Stay Home” With Kids

When an Italian company Ma-Vib faced budget problems, it fired all 13 of its female employees and justified it claiming the women could stay home with their kids now: “We are firing the women so they can stay at home and look after the children. In any case, what they bring in is a…

Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2011

What Walmart’s Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Victory Will Mean For Women

Over a million women cannot sue Walmart as a class in a class-action lawsuit for sexual discrimination, the Supreme Court ruled today. The the womens’ class-action lawsuit, the largest in history, comprised past and present Walmart employees who said they were systematically oppressed by the company, paid less and denied promotions at stores throughout the…

Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2011

Georgia Police Officer Claims She Was Fired For Being Pregnant

Something is rotten in the state of Georgia: narcotics K-9 officer Ruth Hernandez was fired by the city of Thomsen, Georgia after getting pregnant.

According to WAGT-TV, Ruth Hernandez became pregnant with her second child and told her superiors that she couldn’t perform her duties until November 11 (eight months from now). Obviously…

Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2011

Walmart Facing Biggest Sex Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Ever Next Week

Beginning next week, Walmart will go before the Supreme Court to defend itself in the largest class action sexual discrimination lawsuit in history. Walmart is accused of allegedly paying female employees less and favoring male employees for promotions at its 3,400 big box stores nationwide.

Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Performing Sexual Favors Totally Fine For Women In Politics, Says Italian Dude

It’s totally OK if women use their bodies to get ahead in politics, advises Giorgio Stracquadanio, an ally of Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister of Italy (who has made plenty of sexist comments himself). Stracquadanio added that, in his opinion, a woman performing sexual favors to get ahead would not be grounds for dismissal.

Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Teacher Canned For Premarital Sex

Jarretta Hamilton, a fourth grade teacher in St. Cloud, Florida, was fired for getting pregnant while she was engaged. When Hamilton’s boss at Southland Christian School asked her when she conceived, she answered honestly that she got pregnant three weeks before her wedding and was then fired for “fornication.” Now Southland Christian School is facing…

Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Wal-Mart Lawyers Warned Company Of Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

Wal-Mart is the focus of the largest sexual discrimination lawsuit in history, but in 1995 the company actually hired a law firm to research their vulnerability to such a suit. A subsequent report found disparities in pay and promotion among men and women employed by the company as well as Sam’s Club. Men were found…

Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Golf Gal Wins Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

A Massachusetts judge has ruled in favor of golfer Elaine Joyce, in a sexual discrimination lawsuit she filed against the town of Dennis, MA. In 2007, Joyce was banned from playing in a men’s tournament at the town’s municipal Dennis Pines Golf Course despite the fact she has a single-digit handicap. Last week, a judge…

Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2010