Pope Francis recently announced support for same sex unions saying that: “homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God.” This break with earlier dogma is in line with new rights given to the LGBTQ community including full protection under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that was recently recognized by the US Supreme Court. The Court held that employers’ discrimination against employees based on their sexual orientation or transgender status violates Title VII protection of sex-based discrimination. If you feel
The EEOC filed a lawsuit against BHT Constructions LLC, a construction company in Davie, Florida, for sex discrimination. The EEOC alleges in the lawsuit that a female applicant was denied employment and was told by a BHT worksite supervisor that the company does not hire women. This conduct is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employers from discrimination based on sex. Women are still confronted with sex discrimination in today’s work force but women in construction are especially vulnerable to this type
Happy National Equal Pay Day!
Demand Equal Pay for Equal Work!
Are you being paid what you deserve? Discrimination based on your sex is an everyday occurrence, in and out of the workplace. While many employers advise their employees that it is illegal to discuss their pay with co-workers, this notion is false. Across the Country, women continue to be paid a fraction of what their male counterparts are paid. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 amended the existing Fair Labor Standards Act in an attempt to abolish wage disparity based on