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Law Protecting Gay, Transgender Workers Vowed in 2010

January 18, 2010
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The measure would prohibit basing hiring, firing, promotion and compensation decisions on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Harkin Promises Approval of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Legislation in 2010

November 6, 2009
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A pivotal senator on employment issues predicts congressional approval next year of legislation that would ban workplace discrimination against homosexuals.
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California Appeals Court Rules History of Accommodation Not a Legal Shield for Employer

October 16, 2009
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Despite a lengthy pattern of accommodating a disabled employee, a single failure to accommodate the worker violated California’s anti-discrimination law, a state appeals court ruled in a decision published Thursday, October 15.
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Judge Rules New York City Fire Department Exams Showed Racial Bias

July 28, 2009
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The federal government, a black firefighters organization and three other plaintiffs had sued the fire department, alleging the city’s use of the two tests had a disparate impact on black and Hispanic candidates in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Obama to Nominate NAACP Attorney as EEOC Chair

July 17, 2009
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President Barack Obama says he plans to nominate Jacqueline A. Berrien as chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Bank of America Accused of Gender Discrimination at Merrill Lynch

July 10, 2009
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Bank of America finds itself back in hot water over retention bonuses at its recently acquired Merrill Lynch unit. Furor is being raised by female employees who say they received much smaller bonus checks than their male colleagues.
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Study Links Race, Ethnicity to 401(k) Participation

July 8, 2009
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White and Asian employees, regardless of pay, are far more likely to participate in 401(k) plans and to make bigger plan contributions than African-American and Hispanic employees, according to a new study.
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High Court Ruling in Employee Testing Complicates Diversity Efforts

July 6, 2009
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Employers have less flexibility in implementing affirmative action and diversity programs as a result of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in a reverse discrimination case brought by firefighters passed over for promotion in New Haven, Connecticut, observers say.
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Heidrick Announces Diversity Recruiting Deal

May 20, 2009
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The deal calls for Heidrick to give at least 10 percent of its work for Marsh & McLennan to women- and minority-owned executive search firms.
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