Latest Gender discrimination News

Union: American Airlines' sick policy biased against women

Feb. 22, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The flight attendants' union accuses American Airlines of discriminating against its mostly female group by imposing a stricter attendance policy that can result in employees being fired quickly. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants asked the U.S. Equal Employment...

China's new policy against gender bias meets fans, sceptics

Feb. 22, 2019 7:59 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China has announced new measures against gender discrimination in Chinese workplaces that forbid employers from asking potential female hires questions such as if they are married or have children. At some companies in China, the answers to these questions can be disqualifying. Other firms...

Nobel laureates, advocates to advise G-7 on women's rights

Feb. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Human rights advocates met Tuesday in Paris to discuss potential strategies leading industrial nations could employ to reduce violence and discrimination against women. French President Emmanuel Macron named 35 advocates to give the Group of Seven recommendations, France took over the G-7's...

Ex-college hockey coach's court-ordered award now $4.2M

Feb. 14, 2019 9:25 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A discrimination and retaliation award is growing for a former women's hockey coach who sued the University of Minnesota Duluth. A federal judge granted a motion Wednesday to award Shannon Miller an additional $460,000 in pay and future benefits. That brings the total award to the...

Jury sides with transgender employee in 'historic' Iowa case

Feb. 13, 2019 7:22 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A jury ruled Wednesday that an Iowa prison warden discriminated against a transgender employee by denying him the use of men's restrooms and locker rooms in a verdict that advocates call "historic." Jurors also found that the state executive branch discriminated against Jesse Vroegh...

Students sue to open Yale fraternities to women

Feb. 12, 2019 9:54 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three women who attend Yale University sued the school and nine all-male fraternities Tuesday, seeking to force the social organizations to admit women in response to alleged sexual assault, harassment and discrimination. The class-action lawsuit, filed in federal court in...

New Hampshire court upholds women's topless conviction

Feb. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EST

New Hampshire's highest court upheld Friday the conviction of three women who were arrested for going topless on a beach, finding their constitutional rights were not violated. In a 3-2 ruling, the court decided that Laconia's ordinance does not discriminate on the basis of gender or violate the women's right to...

Harvard denies claims in suits from fraternities, sororities

Feb. 8, 2019 6:12 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is asking judges to dismiss a pair of lawsuits challenging a school policy that discourages students from joining single-gender clubs. Court documents filed by Harvard on Friday deny allegations of sex discrimination made in separate lawsuits in state and federal...

In soccer-mad Argentina, women fight sexism and inequality

Feb. 7, 2019 12:29 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field. Macarena Sanchez wants to change that — now. The 27-year-old Sanchez is taking legal...

Georgia push for Equal Rights Amendment draws GOP support

Jan. 30, 2019 6:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A push for Georgia to become the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which supporters say would usher it across the constitutional threshold for ratification, has gained steam with the backing of some prominent Republicans. But the idea has long languished in the GOP-controlled...