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  • “You’re Trying To Change The Meaning Of Sex”: Oral arguments heating up at the Supreme Court

    10/09/2019 8:43:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The oral arguments at the Supreme Court in the case of Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and two other cases involving LGBT employment issues seem to indicate that we’re heading toward yet another set of close decisions split along partisan lines. If you’ve been following our ongoing coverage of the case here, you’re already aware that the dispute in Harris involves a funeral director named Aimee Stephens who was fired after announcing that he was transgender and planned to begin living and dressing as a woman on the job. Two other cases deal with gay workers who were allegedly...
  • What the Supreme Court and a Funeral Home Can Teach Us About Civics and Dealing with Transgenders

    10/09/2019 8:59:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/09/2019 | James Gottry
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The case arose when Harris Funeral Homes, a fifth generation family business, was sued by the EEOC because of its sex-specific dress code. The question before the Court is whether the word “sex” in Title VII and other civil rights laws includes “transgender status.” There is much at stake. A change in the law could force organizations to open women’s shelters to biological men. It could throw open the doors of locker rooms, restrooms and showers to the opposite...
  • Here Are the 25 Highest Paying Companies in America

    09/20/2019 11:55:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/20/2019
    Cybersecurity expertise might be the key to a generous salary, according to a new ranking of company salaries.Palo Alto Networks tops a list of the 25 highest paying companies in America from career site Glassdoor, coming in with a median salary of $170,929. That puts it ahead of Nvidia, where the average employee takes home $170,068 per year.Here's how the rest of the Top 10 shakes out, with median total salaries listed. Palo Alto Networks: $170,929Nvidia: $170,068Twitter: $162,852Gilead Sciences: $162,210Google: $161,254VMware: $158,063LinkedIn: $157,402Facebook: $152,962Salesforce: $150,379Microsoft: $148,068 (See the complete list on Glassdoor.)Tech companies dominate the list and many are based...
  • Whole Foods to cut health-care benefits for 1,900 part-time employees starting next year

    09/13/2019 7:14:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 13, 2019 | Jasmine Wu
    Amazon-owned Whole Foods will be withdrawing medical benefits for hundreds of its part-time workers starting Jan. 1, 2020, the company said Thursday. In the past, employees needed to work at least 20 hours a week to buy into the health-care plan. Now they will need to work at least 30 hours. Less than 2% of its workforce, or 1,900 employees, will no longer be eligible for medical coverage, under the new policy, the company said.
  • Uber will refuse to comply with new California law requiring them to reclassify [tr]

    09/12/2019 3:09:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 92 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2019 | Luke Kenton
    Uber will refuse to comply with a new bill passed in California Wednesday that says they must reclassify their drivers as employees rather than contractors, arguing that drivers aren’t core to its ride-share business model. Known as AB-5, the bill requires companies in the state - such as Lyft and Uber - to treat workers as employees by providing them with the full benefits and protections the designation necessitates. Under the motion’s terms, the title of employee must be issued to any worker the company exerts control over in terms of performance of their task, or if the role carried...
  • Married man’s death during sex on business trip ruled a ‘workplace accident’

    09/10/2019 7:23:42 AM PDT · by DFG · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/10/2019 | Lee Brown
    A married man who died of a heart attack after having sex on a business trip in France was ruled to have been the victim of a workplace accident — making his company financially responsible, according to reports. Engineer Xavier X was found dead in his hotel room in Meung-sur-Loire shortly after having sex with a local woman he’d just met, according to the Times of London. Lawyers for his bosses at the Parisian railroad construction company TSO insisted he was not performing duties when he had the heart attack — blaming the “adulterous sex act that he had had...
  • Men now avoid women at work – another sign we're being punished for #MeToo

    08/30/2019 10:20:14 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 178 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8/29/2019 | Arwa Mahdawi
    It looks like Mike Pence is quite the trendsetter. The US vice-president famously refuses to have dinner alone with any woman who isn’t his wife – and now working men across corporate America appear to be following his lead. A new study, due to be published in the journal Organizational Dynamics, has found that, following the #MeToo movement, men are significantly more reluctant to interact with their female colleagues. A few highlights from the research include: • 27% of men avoid one-on-one meetings with female co-workers. Yep, that’s right, almost a third of men are terrified to be alone in...
  • NEVER HIRE A MUSLIM: A Muslim sympathizer gives you several reasons why

    08/07/2019 8:06:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 81 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | AUGUST 7, 2019
    NEVER HIRE A MUSLIM: A Muslim sympathizer gives you several reasons why AUGUST 7, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM If for some misguided politically correct reason, you want to be more inclusive of Muslims within your community or organization, here are some specific suggestions you could implement in your workplace. (FYI: If you do hire a Muslim, many of these so-called ‘suggestions’ will become demands) WralTechwire by Rick Smith— August 7, 2019 Editor’s note: Jess Porta is Director of HQ Raleigh. This is the second of two stories about Islam in the Triangle. Prayer Space Muslims must pray five times per day...
  • Banning Discrimination Of Hairstyle Will Make California The First State To Do So

    07/06/2019 8:21:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 64 replies
    Trueactivist ^ | July 6, 2019
    Banning Discrimination Of Hairstyle Will Make California The First State To Do So by: True Activist Posted on July 6, 2019 The CROWN act, an acronym for “Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural hair”, is expected to be signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom, making the state the first ever to ban discrimination based on hair style. Hair styles included in the bill sent to the governor include Afros, braids, twists, and locks. “ The history of our nation is riddled with laws and societal norms that equated ‘blackness’ and the associated physical traits, for example,...
  • DeWayne Craddock was violent with co-workers before Virginia Beach shooting: report

    06/03/2019 6:00:34 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 27 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | June 2, 2019 | Lee Brown
    The gunman who shot 12 people dead at a Virginia Beach municipal building had been facing disciplinary action for a violent fight at work, according to a report. (Snip) Craddock reportedly knew he was facing disciplinary action for the fight when he went into the municipal building with two .45-caliber handguns, at least one of which was equipped with a sound suppressor — and both of which were purchased legally.
  • 18 Months Into Me Too, Male Bosses Are Afraid To Meet With Female Employees

    05/22/2019 10:30:35 AM PDT · by detective · 89 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 22, 2019 | Emily Jashinsky
    A recent poll commissioned by Lean In found some men are increasingly struggling to interact with women in professional settings. In October, two years will have passed since Harvey Weinstein’s downfall broke the Me Too dam, inviting a surge of revelations about powerful men—some overdue, others undue—into the media spotlight. By the time one website’s brunch aficionados got around to Aziz Ansari in January 2018, the waters had already started to muddy, and public perception of the movement’s value started to shift. There was concern about the standards for purging accused men from public life, but also about Me Too’s...
  • McDonald's touts its new sexual harassment training and hotline. 'Nothing has changed,'

    05/22/2019 4:43:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 21, 2019 | Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
    McDonald’s has responded to mounting complaints about sexual harassment with employee training programs and a new anonymous reporting hotline. The Chicago-based fast-food chain sent a letter Monday to Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth detailing its efforts, in response to a letter Duckworth sent the company in December expressing her concerns about multiple sexual harassment complaints made by its restaurant employees.
  • Men are afraid to mentor women in #MeToo era

    05/17/2019 11:10:12 AM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 53 replies
    The NY Post ^ | May 17 2019 | Rob Bailey-Millado
    LeanIn.org and SurveyMonkey’s new #MentorHer poll reveals Friday that 60% of male managers report feeling “too nervous” about being accused of harassment to interact with women in “common workplace” activities such as mentoring, socializing and one-on-one meetings.
  • Men are afraid to mentor women after #MeToo and it hurts us all: study

    05/17/2019 9:26:55 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/17/2019 | By Rob Bailey-Millado
    Men are scared of women now. LeanIn.org and SurveyMonkey’s new #MentorHer poll reveals Friday that 60% of male managers report feeling “too nervous” about being accused of harassment to interact with women in “common workplace” activities such as mentoring, socializing and one-on-one meetings. That’s a 32% spike from 2018, with an additional 36% of men saying they now actively avoid women in junior-level positions — effectively chopping down their shot at climbing the corporate ladder. “The vast majority of managers and senior leaders are men,” says Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, SurveyMonkey board member and founder of LeanIn.Org, in a statement....
  • Mom forced to pay former employer thousands after switching jobs during maternity leave...

    05/15/2019 9:27:33 AM PDT · by grundle · 55 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 14, 2019 | Paulina Cachero
    Full title: Mom forced to pay former employer thousands after switching jobs during maternity leave: 'I wasn’t prepared for it' Emily Manley knew exactly what to expect when she was expecting: additional expenses for baby food, clothes, formula, doctor’s appointments and medicine. But the one cost the new mom wasn’t anticipating was footing a hefty bill from her previous employer. “It was kind of a shock. I wasn’t prepared for it. I wasn’t ready for it, but I knew it was a possibility,” Manley told ABC13. The company Manley previously worked for didn’t offer paid maternity leave. But, under the...
  • How Unions Are Pushing Back Against the Rise of Workplace Technology

    05/01/2019 11:30:15 AM PDT · by matt04 · 25 replies
    A few years ago, Marriott debuted a new app at hotels in five cities that was supposed to save housekeepers time by telling them which rooms to clean. It was a disaster. Housekeepers ended up yo-yoing between rooms on different floors, ignoring messy rooms just down the hall. If anything, the cleaners felt that the app made them less efficient, and they worried about being disciplined by their bosses for failing to finish their work on time. “A wild-goose chase” is how Rachel Gumpert, a spokeswoman for Unite Here, the labor union that represents Marriott’s housekeepers, describes the episode. Several...
  • SCOTUS To Rule On Whether Men Can Wear Women’s Clothes On The Job

    04/29/2019 11:03:58 AM PDT · by detective · 86 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 29, 2019 | Jeana Hallock
    If 'sex' in federal law is replaced with 'gender identity,' the government will be unable to ensure equal opportunities for women. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes has been serving grieving families in the Detroit area since 1910. But in recent years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has targeted this small family-owned funeral home for punishment due to their refusal to participate in an employee’s so-called gender identity preferences. Why? To achieve its political objective: replacing “sex” in Title VII, a federal law, with “gender identity.” This means bypassing Congress to completely change the meaning of federal laws intended...
  • Man insists boss's flatulence 'was a form of bullying' - and is suing for $1.2 million

    03/27/2019 1:12:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2019 | Deanna Paul, the Washington Post
    A case of a form of schoolyard squabbling arrived at a Court of Appeal in Australia on Monday. The court is tasked with deciding whether flatulence is a form of bullying. According to 56-year-old David Hingst, a former employee at Construction Engineering, it certainly is. Hingst sued the firm for bullying in 2017, accusing supervisor Greg Short (whom Hingst referred to as "Mr. Stinky") of being a serial offender who regularly "thrusted his bum" at him, news.com.au reported quoting The Australian Associated Press. Hingst is seeking damages of AUS$1.8 million ($1.28 million). "I would be sitting with my face to...
  • The way that Planned Parenthood treats its pregnant employees is cruel, illegal...

    12/21/2018 5:49:40 AM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 21, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The way that Planned Parenthood treats its pregnant employees is cruel, illegal, and extremely hypocritical The New York Times just published this article, which is titled, “Planned Parenthood Is Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees.”The article cites numerous examples of how Planned Parenthood has given absolutely horrible treatment to its pregnant employees.Not only are these actions on the part of Planned Parenthood cruel, some of them are also illegal, and all of them are extremely hypocritical.If there’s any one organization that should treat its pregnant employees with kindness and respect, as well as obeying the laws regarding pregnant employees, it’s Planned Parenthood.Here...
  • 'This is the worst white privilege I have ever seen': Black NBC staffers 'deeply hurt' that [tr]

    10/26/2018 9:10:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    A number of Megyn Kelly's black colleagues at NBC are shocked that the host is fighting to receive a full payout of her contract after her comments defending blackface earlier in the week. DailyMail.com spoke to a number of employees whose feelings on the subject ran the gamut from 'deeply hurt' to outright 'appalled' at Kelly's behavior and reports that she might claim her coverage of the #MeToo movement played a role in her termination. On Tuesday, Kelly defended the practice of blackface during a roundtable discussion with an all-white panel where not one participant referenced the deeply racist and...