Author: DiversityInc Staff

Archived: Workplace Diversity: Is Hiring Only Gay Men Unfair

Workplace diversity challenged by reverse discrimination A shipping company lost a $1-million verdict after a manager only wanted to hire gay men. What can you learn Discrimination: Gender, Transgender and Sexual Orientation Company accused of hiring only gay men loses $1-million verdict.Three women filed a discrimination charge against a shipping…

Archived: Is Professor's 'Hi, Sweetie' Comment Sexual Harassment

Diversity and inclusion sensitivity caused a university to overreact by firing chin-chucking professor for harassment.A state appeals court ruled that a university did not have the foundation to fire a tenured male professor for sexual harassment. He had approached his department chair in the lounge area, said “Hi, sweetie,” and…

Archived: Civil-Rights Progress: Helping LGBT Youth

By Dr. Eliza Byard Dr. Byard is the executive director ofGLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. As we head into this long weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the family of Robert Champion is mourning his death and suing those they hold responsible for their…

Archived: Was 'Good Riddance, B—-!' Sexual Harassment

Sex Discrimination: Diversity and inclusion at Walmart (class action Phase 2).In early 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the massiveDuke v. Walmartsex-discrimination nationwide class action because it was too large and had too many issues to fit within the class-action rules. The plaintiffs have now amended the complaint to focus…

Archived: White Employee Wins Racial-Discrimination Lawsuit

Race Discrimination White supervisor fired for racial email has valid discrimination case over unequal discipline. A white supervisor received and then forwarded to others in the company a racial email titled “Why There Are No Black NASCAR Drivers.” It contained a series of derogatory stereotypes of Blacks. The supervisor was…