Posts tagged "workplace discrimination"

Yes, The Workplace Is Still Kinda Sexist — But We’re Getting There!

Despite the massive strides that have been made toward gender equality in the workplace, we still have a way to go. Is that the understatement of the century? According to a report by the Pew Research Center, about 75 percent of young women think the United States needs to do more to create workplace equality.

By: Claire Hannum / December 11, 2013

Women Sue Goldman Sachs for “Male Corporate Culture”

Three women are suing mega-investment firm Goldman Sachs over what they call "unchecked gender bias that pervades Goldman Sachs’s corporate culture.” Former vice president Cristina Chen-Oster, former managing director Lisa Parisi, and an associate, Shanna Orlich, claim that the firm underpaid them, and failed to promote women.

By: Julie Gerstein / September 16, 2010

J.Crew Discriminates Against Transgendered People?

Does it come as a shock that a clothing retailer with such a hetero-normative image (sometimes to the point of cliche) would deny a transsexual the opportunity for a job? Unfortunately, no. In an undercover operation staged by The New York Daily News, two people—one transgendered person, one non—both applied for the same jobs. The…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 17, 2010

If You’re Old, Fat, Or Ugly, Don’t Count On Working At Prada

Apparently, the devil does wear Prada, and his name is Davide Sesia. The CEO of the high-fashion line is now dealing with a lawsuit in which an employee claims she and over a dozen others in the Japan office were discriminated against because of their looks. Rina Bovrisse, the accusing staffer, said that Sesia told…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 16, 2010