Tag Archives: employment

Quote Of The Day – Ben Stein

“The people who have been laid off and cannot find work are generally people with poor work habits and poor personalities. I say “generally” because there are exceptions. But in general, as I survey the ranks of those who are unemployed, I see people who have overbearing and unpleasant personalities and/or who do not know how to do a day’s …

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MAINE: Gay Man Wins $1M Employment Discrimination Suit Against Airline

A Portland, Maine jury has awarded $1M to a gay man who says Express Jet Airlines unfairly passed him over for promotion because he is gay. According to court documents, the company faced a complaint in 2003-04 from three female employees who had unsuccessfully applied for an open supervisory job. At the time, Express Jet managers at the jetport were …

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Thou Shall Not Diss Apple

Remember the iPhone 4 Vs. HTC Evo video? Best Buy wants to fire the kid that made it. Even though it never mentions where he works. A Best Buy employee has been suspended and may be fired after he created a satirical video and posted it on YouTube. Brian Maupin of Kansas City, Missouri, created the cartoon video about the …

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Oregon Bans Credit Checks By Employers

Oregon has become the third state to bar companies from checking the credit records of potential employees. Under the new law, Oregon employers will no longer be able to use credit history as a factor in hiring, firing, demoting or suspending employees, unless they can establish that it’s substantially related to the job. The law originated from a concern that …

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Google To Pay LGBT Employees Extra To Cover Tax Inequities

Beginning today Google will cover the added tax charged to LGBT employees whose partners are covered by their insurance plan. “It’s a fairly cutting edge thing to do,” said Todd A. Solomon, a partner in the employee benefits department of McDermott Will & Emery, a law firm in Chicago, and author of “Domestic Partner Benefits: An Employer’s Guide.” Google is …

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Michael Steele: I Am Almost Confident That Jobs Were Created By Dubya

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LAS VEGAS: Gay Wal-Mart Worker Forced To Wear Special Vest

An 18 year-old employee at a Las Vegas area Wal-Mart says that after his bosses forced him to confirm his gayness, he was made to wear a special yellow vest and was shunned by his co-workers. Back in March, 18-year-old Fernando Gallardo got a seasonal job at a Las Vegas Walmart, hoping to make a few extra dollars. But a …

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American Catholic Bishops Agree On ENDA: It Should Remain Legal To Fire Gays

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has written a letter to Congress demanding that they vote against ENDA. An excerpt: While the Church is ardently opposed to all unjust discrimination on the grounds of sexual inclination, whether homosexual or heterosexual, it does teach that all sexual acts outside of a marriage between one man and one woman are morally wrong. …

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New York Senate May Have Votes To Finally Pass Transgender Protections

In 2002 the New York Senate rejected an amendment to include transgender protections in the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA), which became law that year. Eight years later and after being approved by the state Assembly twice, it appears that we finally have the Senate votes to pass a stand-alone transgender protections bill, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). The …

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Barney Frank: This Time I’m Not Stripping Trans Protections Out Of ENDA

Rep. Barney Frank is vowing that unlike in 2007, this time he will not allow transgender and gender identity protections to be stripped from ENDA. On the last go-round, Frank endured blistering criticism from many quarters (including this blog) when he reluctantly removed transgender protections from the bill to ensure its passage. And that did work last time, although the …

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Bill O’Reilly On Trans People & Ewoks

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Rep. Steve King On ENDA: Gays Shouldn’t “Flaunt It” If They Don’t Want To Suffer From Discrimination

Speaking on the Family Research Council’s radio show, yesterday Rep. Steve King (R-IO) warned FRC execudouche Tony Perkins that gays were going to commit “sting operations” against their employers by showing up at work in a dress and then suing for discrimination. According to King, gays wouldn’t suffer so much discrimination if they just wouldn’t be so damn GAY.

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BRITAIN: Sex Counselor Loses Appeal Over Firing For Refusing To Treat Gays

A British high court has resoundingly rejected the appeal of a sex counselor who argued that his firing for refusing to treat gay patients amounted to religious discrimination. Christianity deserves no protection in law above other faiths and to do so would be “irrational” , “divisive, capricious and arbitrary”, a senior judge said today, as he rejected a marriage guidance …

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Family Research Council Launches Last Minute Attack On ENDA

The Family Research Council has launched an all-out campaign against the coming ENDA vote, assembling a cavalcade of haters for an anti-gay DVD they’re pitching to their followers for $14.99. Here’s the trailer.

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Roll Call Publishes Anti-ENDA Column By Leader Of Anti-Gay Hate Group

Bilerico’s Jillian Weiss alerts us that Roll Call, the respected DC journal of Capitol Hill goings-on, has published a vile anti-ENDA column by Andrea Lafferty of the SPLC-certified hate group, the Traditional Values Coalition. Rather than mentioning that ENDA would protect millions of gays and lesbians from employment discrimination, Lafferty focuses on the haters’ favorite target, trans folk. In 2008, …

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Barney Frank: ENDA Committee Vote Coming In Next Two Weeks

This weekend Barney Frank told attendees at a Victory Fund event that ENDA will be passed out of committee and submitted for a full House vote within the next two weeks. Frank, speaking to Metro Weekly after his appearance at the Victory Fund’s annual Champagne Brunch, said the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) – currently in the House Education and Labor …

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16 Senate Dems Uncommitted On ENDA

The long overdue vote on ENDA does appear to be coming, but support is lacking in the Senate where 16 Democrats have not signed on as co-sponsors. DC Agenda reports: As of this week, there were 45 Senate co-sponsors of ENDA, along with chief sponsor Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), bringing the total committed votes to 46. Of the 46, 42 …

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Photo Of The Day – Office Politics

Dealmaker provides the above photo of how one tech analyst at Credit Suisse handled a conflict with a banker in the next cubicle. Commenters at the link are especially tickled by the Jolly Roger. (Via – Gothamist)

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Houston Pastors Want Mayor Annise Parker’s Non-Bias Order Rescinded

Last month openly lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker issued a sweeping non-bias order granting employment protections to LGBT workers “at every level of municipal government.” Predictably, the city’s Christianists are screaming about men in dresses. “Forcing women in particular using city facilities to be subjected to cross-dressing men invading their privacy is beyond the pale and offensive to every standard …

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World Net Daily Lies About ENDA

The nation’s most widely read conservative/Christian site issued yet another of its classic lies today, claiming in a headline that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act requires employers to hire gays. The site makes no substantiation of the claim in their story. Now that the health-care fight has proven House Democrats can muscle through legislation without a drop of bipartisan support, plans …

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