Latest Gender discrimination News

Gender suit against head of Providence YMCA moves to trial

Nov. 20, 2019 9:50 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A gender discrimination lawsuit against the head of a Rhode Island YMCA has been allowed to move forward. WPRI reports Wednesday that a federal judge cleared the path for a lawsuit filed by two former YMCA employees against Steven O’Donnell to move toward trial. The suit...

Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer

Nov. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Thursday for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that was part of a larger company tendency to underpay black women. The comedian and Oscar-winning actress...

Klobuchar: Woman with Buttigieg's record would miss debate

Nov. 11, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign drew a record six female candidates to the field. But with just less than three months until voting starts, only one has risen to the top tier. Is it sexism or just politics? That's the debate that erupted Monday as one of those candidates,...

NY regulator vows to investigate Apple Card for sex bias

Nov. 9, 2019 7:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York regulator is investigating Goldman Sachs for possible sex discrimination in the way it sets credit limits. The bank denies wrongdoing. The investigation follows a series of viral tweets by entrepreneur and web developer David Heinemeier Hansson about algorithms used for the Apple...

Judge grants USWNT class status in discrimination lawsuit

Nov. 9, 2019 4:18 PM EST

The U.S. women's national team has been granted class status in its lawsuit against U.S. Soccer that alleges gender discrimination in compensation and working conditions. U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner's ruling Friday in Los Angeles expands the case beyond the 28 players who originally brought the...

Lawsuit: Mississippi police officer was fired over gender

Nov. 8, 2019 9:15 AM EST

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — A woman is suing a Mississippi police department where she was the sole female officer. News outlets report Tiffany McClure sued the city of Lumberton for discrimination on Wednesday, saying she was fired last year as a result of her gender, "under the guise of insubordination." She...

City employees file suit for alleged racial discrimination

Nov. 7, 2019 3:14 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Two court administrators have filed a whistleblower lawsuit against a New Jersey city for alleged racial and gender discrimination. NJ.com reports Jacqueline Bland and Debbian Barr are suing the city of Englewood for violating state laws against workplace discrimination and...

UN official says fight for women's equality is far from over

Nov. 5, 2019 3:15 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The top U.N. gender equality official said Tuesday that more must be done to combat discrimination and violence against women and girls that she says persists in every part of the world. At the same time, U.N. Women's Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka expressed...

EU top court: Poland broke EU law with judicial reform

Nov. 5, 2019 9:06 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that a Polish measure lowering the retirement age for judges and setting different ages depending on their gender violates EU law. The European Court of Justice said in its ruling that the 2017 law lowering the age of retirement for women to 60...

Sysco agrees to settle gender discrimination allegations

Nov. 1, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Four companies within Sysco Corporation have agreed to pay more than $180,000 to settle claims of gender discrimination on the East Coast. Citing a news release, the Salisbury Daily Times reports the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday over 200 female applicants experienced...