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Facebook, Apple & Other Mega Companies File Gay Marriage Brief

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
Nearly 380 companies, including Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, have filed a friend-of-the-court-brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to overturn a lower court ruling that bans same-sex marriage.

NJ Gay Man Files Discrimination Suit After Being Fired From Red Robin

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
A man from New Jersey has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit, claiming he was fired from his general manager position at a Red Robin in West Nyack, New York, because he is gay.

Wal-Mart CEO Talks Workers, Customers, Critics

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 26
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which has more than 11,000 stores in 27 countries, has struggled with two years of mostly sluggish sales due in large part to a challenging global economy and major changes in how people shop.

Justices Appear to Favor Muslim Denied Job Over Headscarf

By Mark Sherman | Feb 26
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito indicated Wednesday that he and most of the court would side with a Muslim woman who showed up for a job interview with Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a black headscarf. She didn't get hired.

Trial Begins in High-Profile Silicon Valley Sex Bias Case

By Sudhin Thanawala | Feb 25
A lawyer for a former junior partner suing a venture capital firm in a Silicon Valley sex bias suit contended Tuesday that his client was passed over for promotions because she was a woman and then fired after she complained.

There's No Business Like Good Business: The Corporate Equality Index

By Matthew Wexler | Feb 24
In a world filled with endless consumer choices, the Human Right Campaign's annual Corporate Equality Index offers a valuable snapshot of the corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

How to Handle an Employee's Offensive Social Media Post

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Feb 21
Whether it's comments about news events or a bad joke, an employee's offensive posts on social media can damage a company's image and profits. If the comments are racist, homophobic or sexist tolerating discriminatory comments puts an employer at risk.

Kansas Governor Rescinds Order Protecting Gay State Workers

Feb 11
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has rescinded a former governor's order barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in hiring and employment throughout much of state government.

Gay Man Awarded $76,000 in Oregon Firing Lawsuit

Feb 11
A gay man who sued when he was fired from his job at an Oregon adult bookstore has been awarded more than $76,000 in damages.

Virginia Senate Votes to Ban Job Discrimination Against Gays

Feb 4
Thanks to a tie-breaking vote by Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Republican-controlled Virginia Senate has passed a bill prohibiting discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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