Tag: Employment

orientation, court, gender

In Landmark Case, Supreme Court Declares Federal Law Protects LGBTQ+ Individuals From Job Discrimination

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that existing federal law forbids job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ruling is a landmark victory for the LGBTQ+ community, and a surprising decision coming from a majority conservative court. In a 6–3 vote, the Court ruled that Title…

New Jersey, Hair, Discrimination, discriminate

New Jersey to Introduce Bill to Prevent Hair Discrimination

New Jersey is poised to follow two other states — California and New York — in passing anti- hair discrimination legislation. Related story: CROWN Act: California Becomes First State to Ban Natural Hairstyle Discrimination Assemblywoman Angela McKnight is sponsoring a bill that will add hair as a category illegal to…

Unemployment Rate for Blacks Increases During Trump Presidency

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report, in February, President Donald Trump’s first full month in office, the overall unemployment rate decreased slightly to 4.7 percent, compared to 4.8 percent in January, and 235,000 jobs were added to the economy.The gains in employment have occurred in…