Tag Archives: employment

China Hears First HIV Discrimination Case

For the first time in the nation’s history a Chinese court will hear the case of a man who says he was denied a job because of his HIV status. The man said he had passed written tests and interviews for the teaching post in Anhui province. But he warned down after medical screening revealed his HIV status, China Daily …

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CBS Creates Gay Employee Group

CBS has formed an affinity group for LGBT employees. Via JMG reader Court: CBS this morning announced the creation of ANGLE: CBS Corporation’s first affinity group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. ANGLE will hold kick-off meetings in New York and Los Angeles for CBS, Showtime, Simon and Schuster and other CBS division employees. ANGLE plans personal and professional …

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Homosexuals Are Holding Him Back!

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The Downside Of Working At Home

Having worked at home for nine of the last fifteen years, including the last three, this panel hits frighteningly close to home. Source.

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Best Facebook Page (So Far)

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Team Slater

On sale now. His Facebook fan page has 137,000 members already.

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The Ballad Of Steven Slater

The chorus is pretty catchy!

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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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