Gender Discrimination

Laurie Berke-Weiss on Salary Transparency for The Org

December 12, 2022
Attorney Laurie Berke-Weiss on NYC Salary Transparency Law.

Being a Woman in America Isn’t Getting Easier

August 16, 2022
Being a woman in the United States has gotten harder since those heady days of the early Trump years.

Alex Berke for the Daily Beast: You Know What's Missing from the 'Dobbs' Opinion? Women.

June 27, 2022
The US Supreme Court’s catastrophic and heartbreaking decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which has guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion for almost 50 years, has ignited a blaze of emotions across the country.

New Studies Indicate Women Have Mostly Kept Working During Pandemic

May 17, 2022
Although more women were laid off at the beginning of the pandemic, and many more who were parents saw a significant uptick in their non-work commitments, two new analyses indicate that, despite concerns to the contrary, most women have remained at work and, for some cohorts, have become more likely to work.

New Book Teaches Women to Say No to Office Housework

May 5, 2022
Service work is essential to develop camaraderie and harmony in a workplace, but is often not considered when a worker is up for promotion. They are also called “non-promotable” tasks (NPTs), according to four authors of a recent book The No Club.

Formula Shortage Has Parents Scrambling

May 16, 2022
The shortage, a result of supply chain disruptions coupled with a major recall, has parents scrambling to find formula, with some resorting to more drastic measures.

Gender Bias Adds Up

November 1, 2021
Everyday forms of gender discrimination that doesn’t add up to a lawsuit can be just as damaging to women’s careers.

Wage Gaps and Cutthroat Culture Highlight Gender Disparity, ABA Report Finds

May 13, 2021
In a new report undertaken by the American Bar Association, several key aspects of the legal profession are causing women attorneys to consider leaving the field. Among the most significant factors are the persistent pay gap based on gender and the hyper-individualistic, competitive nature of the industry, which often pits lawyers against one another, degrading any sense of community workplace culture.

Female Doctors Being Penalized for Wearing Hoop Earrings 

July 13, 2021
According to a recent story on The Lily, women in medicine, particularly Latinx and Black women, are being unfairly judged as unprofessional because of their choice to wear hoop earrings during work or school hours.

LinkedIn Adds “Stay-at-home” Job Title

April 12, 2021
In a small step to help parents feel more comfortable about their employment histories, employment-focused social network LinkedIn has added the option for users to describe their employment status as “stay-at-home,” whether it’s mother, father, or parent.

Is the Third Stimulus the Beginning of a Guaranteed Family Income?

March 11, 2021
Tucked into 2021’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package is a provision that could have life-changing effects for families with children: an expansion and reworking of the child tax credit. Championed solo for nearly two decades by Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, the idea to expand the child tax credit has gained a new lease on life and more admirers as the pandemic and lockdowns have had a deleterious impact on families and children.

“She-cession” Global, Not Local

March 10, 2021
Whether it is increasing the number of hours spent working, picking up the slack in domestic life, being forced to quit to take care of children or other family, or leaving the job market entirely, women in the US have taken the brunt of the pandemic’s resulting economic crisis, so much so that it has been dubbed the first “she-cession.” The Financial Times has released a survey demonstrating that this is an issue for women internationally, not just in the United States.

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