Latest Gender discrimination News

New York offers driver's licenses with "X" gender marker

May. 27, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is now offering driver’s licenses with an “X” gender identity marker, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday. The “X” option for licenses, learner's permits and non-driver identification cards is being implemented in conjunction with a state law...

Female ex-officers win $1M bias verdict against Philadelphia

May. 24, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two former police officers whose gender discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia’s police commissioner to resign have won a $1 million verdict against the city. A federal jury on Tuesday found that Cpl. Audra McCowan and Patrol Officer...

Video game workers create first union at big U.S. game maker

May. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Video game workers at a division of game publisher Activision Blizzard have voted to unionize, creating the first labor union at a large U.S. video game company. A count of ballots on Monday revealed the results of the election affecting a small group of...

US women's soccer equal pay victory decades in the making

May. 21, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this...

Ex-trooper can pursue sex discrimination, harassment claims

May. 13, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Delaware State Police by a former female trooper who alleges that she was the target of sexual harassment and retaliation. Nicole Hantz claims that she was subjected to a hostile work environment,...

Duwamish Tribe sues again for federal recognition

May. 11, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit was filed Wednesday seeking federal recognition for the Duwamish Tribe, whose forebears include Chief Seattle for whom the city of Seattle was named. The Seattle Times reports the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for Western Washington marks a...

2 Black female officers sue Kansas City police department

May. 10, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Black female police officers allege in separate lawsuits that they were subjected to discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment at the Kansas City Police Department. Officer Rashawnda Williams said in her lawsuit that her male colleagues...

Boise settles sex discrimination lawsuit for $400,000

May. 07, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The city of Boise has agreed to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Boise police officer for $400,000. Federal court documents filed Thursday say the city agreed to settle the lawsuit with Sierrna Berg. Berg is receiving $100,000 in lost wages...

LinkedIn settles with U.S. over alleged pay discrimination

May. 03, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The career-networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay $1.8 million in back wages to hundreds of female workers to settle a pay discrimination complaint brought by U.S. labor investigators. The U.S. Labor Department announced Tuesday that it has reached a...

Black doctors say they face discrimination based on race

May. 01, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dr. Dare Adewumi was thrilled when he was hired to lead the neurosurgery practice at an Atlanta-area hospital near where he grew up. But he says he quickly faced racial discrimination that ultimately led to his firing and has prevented him from getting permanent work elsewhere. ...