Latest Gender discrimination News

State public defender agency settles gender pay-gap lawsuit

Jun. 16, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several female attorneys and investigators at the state Law Offices of the Public Defender are getting raises to resolve a lawsuit that alleged unfair compensation in comparison with better-paid male colleagues. Five employees at the public...

Biden admin extends protections to transgender students

Jun. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports. In a...

Want a job? Employers say: Talk to the computer

Jun. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

A day after her interview for a part-time job at Target last year, Dana Anthony got an email informing her she didn't make the cut. Anthony didn't know why — a situation common to most job seekers at one point or another. But she also had no sense at all of how the...

Softball coaches: NCAA can do better with gender equality

Jun. 09, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso has had enough. Her Sooners are closing out another dynamic season by playing Florida State in the best-of-three Women's College World Series final this week. But lately, she’s had more on her mind than winning...

Mormons scrap conference session once reserved for men only

Jun. 07, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A session that used to be reserved for men only at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-annual signature conference has been permanently scrapped, the faith announced Monday. The decision came three years after the church changed...

High court won't review men-only draft registration law

Jun. 07, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that for now it’ll be up to Congress, not the court, to decide whether to change the requirement that only men must register for the draft. It's one of the few areas of federal law where men and women are still treated differently. ...

High court asked to review men-only draft registration law

Jun. 06, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether it's sex discrimination for the government to require only men to register for the draft when they turn 18. The question of whether it's unconstitutional to require men but not women to register could...

Ex-Amazon worker in Everett sues over alleged discrimination

May. 21, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A former manager for an Amazon, Inc. facility in Everett and four other former and current employees have sued the company, claiming they were subjected to gender and racial discrimination and retaliation. Diana Cuervo, 40, alleged in the lawsuit...

Tennessee governor OKs transgender youth treatment ban

May. 19, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After signing two bills into law targeting transgender people over the past week, Tennessee's Gov. Bill Lee has approved legislation that bans gender-confirming treatment for young minors despite objections that the series of bills unfairly discriminate against an...

Dubuque to pay $1.8M to settle police discrimination lawsuit

May. 18, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The city of Dubuque will pay more than $1.8 million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit brought by a former police captain who accused the city and police chief of fostering a culture of sexism in the department. The city does not admit any...