Tag: Workplace Discrimination

labor department, religious, federal contractor, rule

Proposed Labor Department Rule Would Grant Federal Contractor Employers Religious Exemption from Discrimination Claims

A proposed rule under President Trump’s Department of Labor would give certain federal contractors the right to discriminate against people based on religious views. The proposal caused an uproar after the Labor Department announced it earlier this month, mainly because the implications of the rule would likely disproportionately affect LGBTQ…

Upper Crust Bakery, DOJ, immigration

Upper Crust Bakery Reaches Settlement with DOJ Over Immigration Employment Discrimination

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement agreement with Arizona-based company Upper Crust Bakery over a suit involving immigration status discrimination. Upper Crust Bakery, which provides baked goods for companies like Starbucks, Cotsco and Kroger’s discriminated against certain employees by requiring them to provide specific immigration documents to…

Trump's 'Go Back' Tweets Against Congresswomen of Color Would Be Considered Workplace Discrimination

Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweets Against Congresswomen of Color Would Be Considered Workplace Discrimination

If the United States government were a company and President Trump an employer, his tweet in which he told four congresswomen of color to “go back” to their home countries would constitute as workplace discrimination. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) were…

Commerce Dept. Policy Omits LGBT Protections, Restores Language Following Outcry

In what appeared to be an affront to the LGBT community, the U.S. Department of Commerce last week omitted existing workplace discrimination language that made many believe the administration was redefining LGBT protections. The Commerce Department’s 2017 Secretarial Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity, emailed to department employees Thursday, differed from…

Kan. Governor Strips LGBT Protections

By Julissa Catalan Alabama is fighting tooth and nail to deny LGBT rights, and now Kansas is taking a step backward as well. Republican governor Sam Brownback has issued an executive order cancelling a 2007 order by then-Governor Kathleen Sebelius that protected members of the LGBT community from being fired…