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December 2017 Archives

Pew Research Center looks at workplace gender discrimination

Some female employees in California may be among the 42 percent who reported facing gender discrimination on the job in a Pew Research Center survey. Conducted in the summer of 2017, the study identified a number of different types of gender discrimination and asked almost 5,000 people about their ideas on and experiences of gender discrimination.

Discrimination case declined by Supreme Court

Workplace discrimination based on the protected status of workers is illegal in California under state and federal law. There have been questions about whether the prohibition against sex-based discrimination covers discrimination against workers based on their sexual orientation.

Company to pay restitution in pregnancy discrimination case

On Oct. 31. the U.S. Equal Employment Commission said that a California company was responsible for paying $45,000 after it was accused of pregnancy discrimination. The EEOC stepped in after the company reportedly refused to make accommodations for an employee who became pregnant, placing her on involuntary leave of absence instead.

Employer obligations in gender transitioning

California is one of several states in which laws have been established to protect transgender employees. In some cases nationwide, gender discrimination laws have been interpreted to include people who have gender dysphoria. Furthermore, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act also protects people from discrimination based on gender transition as well as sex discrimination. However, the federal government does not believe this is the case. It also may be possible for a person with gender dysphoria to pursue a disability claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act.