Topics :: workplace discrimination

SC Police Chief Says Firing was Because She’s Gay

Friday Apr 18, 2014
The police chief of the Dillon County town of Latta has been fired and she says it is because she is gay.

Amid House intransigence, Democrats Could Attempt to Force ENDA Vote

By Justin Snow | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
With congressional Democrats seeking to force a vote on immigration reform in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives through the use of a discharge petition, the White House indicated Wednesday its openness to using a similar strategy.

Ask Lambda Legal: Out At Work

By EDGE | Monday Mar 17, 2014
I just applied for a new job, and am not sure if I should be "out" during the interview process. I don’t think my state protects employees from being discriminated against. Can I be out at my interview or at work without risk of being rejected or fired?

SF Rule Aims for LGBT Tenant Protections Nationwide

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Mar 8, 2014
National developers wishing to build residential projects with 10 or more units in San Francisco would have to disclose if they prohibit LGBT discrimination under a proposal gay District 9 Supervisor David Campos is championing.

Iowa Store Clerk Says He was Fired For Being Gay, Sues

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 24, 2014
A store clerk from outside of Des Moines, Iowa, says he was fired from his job because he is gay -- not long after he was told he was acting too "feminine" in the store.

Honda Still Sees Chance for ENDA

By Matthew S. Bajko | Monday Dec 9, 2013
Despite the House leadership’s refusal to bring it up for a vote, a federal bill banning LGBT workplace discrimination isn’t dead yet in the eyes of a South Bay congressman.

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge Boehner to Allow ENDA Vote

By Justin Snow | Sunday Dec 8, 2013
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill is urging Speaker John Boehner to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote before the end of the 113th session of Congress.

Transgender Cop in Conn. Files Complaint

By John Christoffersen | Thursday Dec 5, 2013
A transgender police officer in Connecticut has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging her supervisors created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity.

2 Same-Sex Couples Sue BNSF Over Health Benefits

By Gene Johnson | Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
Two workers sued one of the nation’s largest rail companies Tuesday, saying their same-sex spouses have repeatedly been denied health benefits even though voters in Washington state legalized gay marriage last year.

Calif. Lesbian Teacher Files Discrimination Suit

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
A lesbian teacher filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Hesperia Unified School District that alleges unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation because of her sexual orientation.