Tag: Gender

Stereotype-free Halloween Costumes for Kids

By Sheryl Estrada The Disney Store’s line of Halloween 2015 costumes for kids is titled “I Am Awesome.” It’s estimated that 68 million Americans will dress up for Halloween this year and will spend a total of $950 million on children’s costumes. Companies are beginning to respond to the criticism…

October Legal Roundup: 'You're Not That Pretty'

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Age Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | Sexual Orientation Discrimination | Racial Discrimination Age Discrimination “Not that pretty!” Photo by Shutterstock A female city attorney sued for age and sex discrimination. She alleged that she was paid less…

September Legal Roundup: Is Employer Liable for 'Creepy' Coworker

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Religion, Race, National-Origin Discrimination | Legislation and Administrative Action Sex Discrimination Creepy love poet in short shorts. Photo by Shutterstock A police chief and a mayor failed to stop sexual harassment…

BASF's Heidi Alderman; Breaking Gender Barriers in Engineering

By Barbara Frankel Heidi Alderman’s career path has been anything but traditional. A chemical engineer, she’s been a leader in operations and procurement in the very male-dominated chemical industry. Today, she heads Petrochemicals in North America for Germany-based BASF. The Petrochemicals sector is a $5 billion business, manufacturing and marketing…

Poor Workforce Diversity Practices Result in Gender Discrimination

Gender Discrimination Food company settles OFCCP charges of adverse impact hiring discrimination. A national food distributor has agreed to pay approximately $200,000 and change its hiring practices. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) charged that the company’s hiring practices discriminated against women. In a nine-month period, the company…

'I Didn't Get the Job Because I'm Black'

Race Discrimination Diversity and inclusion in the corporate culture could mean preemptive hiring is discrimination.A Black employee alleged that she was denied a promotion to a higher IT position, and a less-qualified Asian employee was selected instead. The employer’s defense was that she never applied for the position and, therefore,…

Ask the White Guy: Should There Be an Award to Recruit & Promote 'Minorities'

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart,…

Augusta National Found Only 2 Qualified Women Out of 3.3 Billion on the Planet

Photo credit: Northfoto/Shutterstock.com Augusta National Golf Club announced former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and business executive Darla Moore as its first female members this week. But many media reports and social-media comments question the sincerity and timing of the club’s decision to end its 80-year-old men-only policy. Some Twitter…