The U.S. Department of Justice has sent a formal communication to Governor Pat McCrory of the state of North Carolina, informing him that North Carolina has violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by engaging in the practice of discrimination against transgender employees. The state withheld full Title VII rights from transgender employees of public agencies by not complying with H.B.2 (in effect since March 23, 2016), which permits restroom access and other facilities consistent with one’s gender identity. [Read more…]
Corporate Counsel has published a report titled “Lessons from the EEOC’s Transgender Discrimination Settlement” relating to a recent Minnesota EEOC victory for transgender worker rights. The article [subscription required] notes some simple and yet powerful guidelines for employers anxious about how to handle transgender employees. [Read more…]
According to the California Legislature, full-time working women in California lose over $33 billion every year as a result of gender wage disparities. That’s not a misprint — the precise estimate was $33,650,294,544. Nationally, the average gender wage gap stands at 79 cents on the dollar, the Census Bureau reports.