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    The New Girl

    Produced by the President’s Committee on Government Contracts, this film dramatizes the racial tensions caused by the first hiring of a black secretary by a private company doing federal…

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    Oral Argument in Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Consolidated Cases

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument for two consolidated cases, Bostock v. Clayton City, Georgia and Altitude Express, Inc v. Zarda, concerning whether federal civil rights law protects against…

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    R.G.and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court in a landmark decision ruled 6-3 that it is illegal for employers to fire a person for being gay or transgender. The court heard oral argument in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes,…

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    Pregnant Worker Rights

    A House Education and Labor subcommittee held a hearing to examine the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a bill requiring employers to make accommodations for pregnant workers. Among the…

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    Gregory Nevins on LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Supreme Court Cases

    Gregory Nevins talked about three Supreme Court cases being decided during the 2019-20 term that deal with employment discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender Americans.

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    Kate Bahn and Genevieve Wood on the Gender Pay Gap

    Kate Bahn of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and Genevieve Wood of the Heritage Foundation discussed the gender pay gap.

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    Representatives McCarthy and Hoyer on Structured Amendments

    Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) spoke about the structured amendment process in the House. Representative Hoyer blamed the process for blocking an…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama talked about reforming the criminal justice system. He said that the Department of Justice had designated the week of April 24-30 as National Reentry…

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    Anti-Discrimination Laws

    Panelists talked about the limits and future of anti-discrimination laws. Topics included racial justice failures, affirmative action, special education law, religious autonomy, and employment discrimination.…

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    1965 Film The Wise Years Wasted

    In this 1965 Department of Labor film, television journalist Chet Huntley reports on the problem of employing older workers in an American society where technological and automation changes…

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    White House Briefing on ENDA Legislation

    During a portion of the daily White House briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney spoke about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

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    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Policies

    Jacqueline Berrien testified about Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policies and practices. Much of the hearing was focused on the agency’s reasons for changing its guidance on…

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    Employment Non-discrimination Act

    Witnesses testified about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would create a federal ban on discrimination against gay, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender people in…

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    Employment Discrimination Class Action Suits

    Attorneys and law professors analyzed the Supreme Court case of Wal-Mart v. Dukes case dealing with alleged employment discrimination against female workers for wage and promotion bias at…

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    Racial Employment Disparities Among Young Adults

    Panelists talked about an Urban Institute report finding that African American high school graduates will take 20 percent longer than white graduates to find a job lasting more than six…

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    Older Worker Unemployment

    Deborah Russell talked about the impact the economy and resulting unemployment are having on workers over the age of 50, and what is being done to help them. She also responded to telephone…

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    Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    Witnesses testified about the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The legislation to prohibit employers from discriminating against minorities, and would prohibit bias on the basis of…

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    Hate Crimes Against Arab-Americans

    Kareem Shora talked about the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s recently released report, “Report on Hate Crimes and Discrimination Against Arab-Americans.” He responded to…

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    Use of English in the Workplace

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a meeting which included presentations on the issue of employers specifying English as the common language of the workplace. Employers argue that it can be…

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    Electronic Employment Verification

    A hearing was held on proposals to mandate a nationwide electronic employment verification system (EEVS), focusing on protecting U.S. workers from unintended consequences of EEVS errors…

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