Latest Gender discrimination News

Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay

Sep. 19, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work. The executive, Hong Perez, sued the music streaming company and its head of U.S....

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

Sep. 18, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook that violate federal and...

For black women at church, it's more than the Aretha eulogy

Sep. 9, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A black pastor's controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. In eulogizing the beloved artist known as the Queen of Soul, the Rev....

Women rally for gender equality at Toronto Film Festival

Sep. 8, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Women filmmakers, activists and actors congregated outside the hub of the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday in a series of impassioned speeches on gender inequality in the movie industry and the power of female voices to overcome it. The "Share Her Journey Rally," attended by...

New Mexico settles lawsuit over sex bias with prison workers

Sep. 6, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Current and former employees of a prison have reached a $2.5 million settlement with the state to resolve allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination. Six female correctional officers filed a civil rights complaint in 2015 describing the state prison in Los Lunas where they...

Girl's hair extension lawsuit moved to federal court

Sep. 6, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Catholic school in Louisiana and the Archdiocese of New Orleans have moved a lawsuit regarding the school's policy forbidding hair extensions to federal court. The New Orleans Advocate reports attorneys for the Christ the King Parish School and archdiocese say federal court is the...

Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment

Sep. 3, 2018 8:41 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sex were caned Monday in a rare public whipping that was slammed by lawmakers and rights activists as a form of torture. Lawyers and activists said the women, aged 22 and 32, were seated on stools...

Ohio State creates office for handling harassment complaints

Aug. 21, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has announced the creation of a centralized office for responding to sexual- and gender-based harassment, violence and other types of discrimination and harassment. The goal of the office announced Tuesday by university President Michael Drake is helping...

Texas pays $600,000 to settle Kearney discrimination lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas agreed to pay $600,000 to settle former women's track coach Bev Kearney's race and gender discrimination lawsuit, according to documents released Monday. Kearney and the school agreed to settle her nearly five-year-old lawsuit in June. Terms were released...

Colorado baker: No cake for gender transition celebration

Aug. 15, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stance partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state over its opposition to his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition, his attorneys said Wednesday....