Latest Gender discrimination News

California lawyer defends legality of women board member law

Dec. 01, 2021 19:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for the state of California defended the constitutionality of the nation’s first law requiring women on corporate boards Wednesday as necessary to reverse a culture of discrimination that favors men. In opening statements at a trial that...

It's not just Peng. China is cracking down on MeToo movement

Nov. 23, 2021 20:04 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Huang Xueqin, who publicly supported a woman when she accused a professor of sexual assault, was arrested in September. Wang Jianbing, who helped women report sexual harassment, was detained along with her. Neither has been heard from since. Meanwhile, several other...

Judge: Iowa Medicaid denial of sex change surgery unlawful

Nov. 22, 2021 18:09 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents violates state law and the state constitution, a judge ruled in a decision made public Monday. Judge William Kelly ordered the Iowa Department...

Six Black women doctors in NC took on vaccine inequality

Nov. 22, 2021 13:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Before they became known as the Sister Circle and appeared on the “CBS Evening News,” the six African-American doctors were friends and colleagues at WakeMed in Raleigh. Their conversations became more frequent and pointed last year, as the...

NYC aims to be first to rein in AI hiring tools

Nov. 19, 2021 08:11 AM EST

Job candidates rarely know when hidden artificial intelligence tools are rejecting their resumes or analyzing their video interviews. But New York City residents could soon get more say over the computers making behind-the-scenes decisions about their careers. A bill...

Ex-Montana women's basketball coach sues for discrimination

Nov. 16, 2021 16:47 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana women's basketball coach Shannon Schweyen has sued the university in federal court, alleging she was the victim of sexual discrimination during her employment and when her contract was not renewed. Her lawsuit, filed Friday in...

FSU determines 3 professors guilty of sexual misconduct

Nov. 16, 2021 12:04 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University quietly fired one professor, suspended another who resigned a few months later and allowed a third to remain on the job after it determined they committed sexual misconduct in separate incidents with students, according to disciplinary...

Police detective who alleged sex discrimination awarded $2M

Nov. 16, 2021 10:02 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $2 million to a high-ranking Boston police detective who said in a lawsuit against the department and her former supervisor that she was the victim of gender discrimination. The jury Monday after a four-week trial and several...

Survey shows discrimination in Rhode Island's legal system

Nov. 15, 2021 17:08 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A survey among members of the Rhode Island Bar Association found discrimination in the state's legal system, with nearly half of the survey’s participants saying they witnessed or experienced discrimination in the workplace and in state courts. ...

Investigator examining discrimination complaints by officers

Nov. 15, 2021 10:13 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida city has hired an outside investigator to look into allegations of racial, gender and sexual-orientation discrimination in its police department. The city of Fort Lauderdale hired former prosecutor Gregg Rossman to look into...