Working parents could face discrimination as pandemic wears on

Jul 9, 2020
A California woman has sued her employer, saying she was fired because of her child care responsibilities.
A mother works from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women are reducing their work hours much more than men to take care of children and attend to household needs.
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Supreme Court ruling prohibits workplace discrimination against LGBTQ people

Jun 15, 2020
It had been legal to fire someone for being gay or transgender, deepening economic disparities.
An activist holds a Pride Flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday after the Court ruled LGBTQ people cannot be fired for their sexual orientation.
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If a company is serious about racial pay equity, what should it do?

Jun 9, 2020
There are concrete steps companies can take. To start, collect the data.
Companies can take steps to close the racial pay gap, starting with collecting the data.
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One small step for the WNBA, one giant leap for women's sports

Jan 27, 2020
As athletes demand equal pay, a salary hike in women's basketball is promising
Alyssa Thomas of the Connecticut Sun plays in Game 3 of the WNBA finals in 2019.
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Younger workers more likely to talk pay with colleagues

Jul 4, 2019
Greater transparency around salaries could help close racial and gender pay gaps but can be tricky to navigate.
A group of business people having a meeting in an office
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Can salary transparency lead to equal pay for women?

Apr 2, 2019
A new survey found that younger women are pushing back against unequal pay.
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Sheryl Sandberg: 'We all deserve equal pay'

Apr 4, 2017
The Facebook COO and LeanIn.org founder says companies need to be transparent about how they pay employees.
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, speaks at the World Economic Forum in January in Davos, Switzerland.
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What's behind the growing black-white pay gap

Sep 21, 2016
A new study says the wage gap between whites and blacks continues to grow.
A job seeker fills out an application at a career fair in midtown Manhattan, New York City.
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Teachers feel undervalued — and they may be right

Aug 18, 2016
Teachers make 17 percent less than workers with the same education and experience.
There's a pay gap between teachers and professionals with similar levels of education and experience.
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New report traces the gender pay gap from birth to the C-suite

Jul 20, 2016
Women's education doesn't close the wage gap with men, study says.
The often-referenced figure that women earn 79 cents for every dollar men do isn't the whole story.
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