Discrimination

News and Articles About Discrimination

Oregon Bakery Pays $144,000 After Refusing Service to Same-Sex Couple
Court Cases

Oregon Bakery Pays $144,000 After Refusing Service to Same-Sex Couple

The bakery owners were found to be in violation of anti-discrimination laws because their bakery was not registered as a religious institution.
How One Fashion Worker's Pronunciation of 'Bra' Sparked a Workplace Lawsuit
Legal

How One Fashion Worker's Pronunciation of 'Bra' Sparked a Workplace Lawsuit

The employee claims her assistant and co-workers frequently mocked how she pronounced words like 'lunch,' 'buyer,' 'arrow' and, especially, 'bra.'
What Businesses in NYC Need to Know About Discrimination Against Transgender Workers
Legal

What Businesses in NYC Need to Know About Discrimination Against Transgender Workers

The city recently released updated guidelines on what actions are considered discrimination.
Nina Zipkin
Leave Biases Behind. Why Can't We Just Ignore Our Differences?
Discrimination

Leave Biases Behind. Why Can't We Just Ignore Our Differences?

Prejudice does not discriminate. But as entrepreneurs, we celebrate defying norms, so this shouldn't be an issue.
Jim Joseph
Effective Background Checks: 5 Factors to Consider
Hiring

Effective Background Checks: 5 Factors to Consider

Sometimes a potential employee isn't all he or she seems to be. Proper screening is a must.
Michael Georgiou
Health-Care Franchise Under Fire for Classified Ad Stating 'No Haitians' Need Apply
Discrimination

Health-Care Franchise Under Fire for Classified Ad Stating 'No Haitians' Need Apply

Local legislators have called for an investigation by the New York State Department of Labor and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.
Geoff Weiss
Ellen Pao Won't Appeal Gender Discrimination Trial Verdict
Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao Won't Appeal Gender Discrimination Trial Verdict

The former venture capitalist, who recently resigned as CEO of Reddit, says she wants to 'move forward.'
Why You Should Discriminate Amongst Customers, and Be Proud of It
Customer Service

Why You Should Discriminate Amongst Customers, and Be Proud of It

Although we all want to feel that every customer is equal and loved, the fact is that all customers are not equal or loved.
Gene Marks
Accommodating an Employee's Religion Just Got Even More Complicated
Discrimination

Accommodating an Employee's Religion Just Got Even More Complicated

The Supreme Court's ruling in a discrimination suit brought by a Muslim woman creates a conundrum for employers trying to follow fair hiring practices.
Jonathan Segal
Ellen Pao Will Appeal Gender Discrimination Case Against Kleiner
Gender Bias

Ellen Pao Will Appeal Gender Discrimination Case Against Kleiner

Meanwhile, the venture capital firm is seeking to recover nearly $1 million in litigation costs.
5 Ways to Manage 'Mad Men'-Era Sexual Harassment
Legal

5 Ways to Manage 'Mad Men'-Era Sexual Harassment

Spoiler alert! Every entrepreneur should follow these 5 "R"s in training their managers on sexual and other forms of unlawful harassment.
Jonathan Segal
Indiana Gov. Promises to Adjust Religious Freedom Law to Clearly Ban Discrimination
Religion

Indiana Gov. Promises to Adjust Religious Freedom Law to Clearly Ban Discrimination

After extensive criticism, Gov. Mike Pence says he now wants to pass legislation clarifying that a recent law does not permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Kate Taylor
4 Ways to Embrace Diversity for Workplace Success
Workplace Diversity

4 Ways to Embrace Diversity for Workplace Success

Organizations and individuals who welcome and make use of the ever-more diverse workforce will realize significant competitive advantage.
Anka Wittenberg
In Europe, Obesity Can Be Deemed a Disability at Work
Health

In Europe, Obesity Can Be Deemed a Disability at Work

This means that they can be covered by an EU law barring discrimination at work.