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Women in construction and workplace discrimination, pt. 1

It is the season of construction in New York City, a city that is already generally well-known for its ongoing, multiplying work zones. Community progress often means a need for new and/or improved buildings and streets. We need men -- and women -- to put in the construction work that ultimately makes this area great. 

New York ad campaign is reminder of anti-discrimination laws

With the passing of time, comes the progress of different human rights. While the battles against racial and sexual discrimination, for example, are not over, a fight that is currently the center of conversation is the fight regarding gender identity and bathroom use. 

What is 'disparate impact?'

Intentionally discriminating against someone at his or her place of employment is against federal and state laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, what if a person is discriminated against at work, but the employer did not have any intention of discriminating? Is that illegal?

Questions arise over the legality of the 'female-only Uber'

The ridesharing giant Uber has seen its fair share of legal difficulties over the last few years, embroiled in lawsuits involving everything from allegations of improper employee classifications to inferior background checks. Indeed, the company has also been under fire over allegations that it's not doing enough to protect female drivers and passengers from the risk of assault.

U.S. women's soccer team files complaint with EEOC over equal pay

Last July, 23 million Americans were glued to their televisions to watch the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan. The game, which saw the women's national soccer team emerge victorious by a final tally of 5-2, was the most watched soccer event in the history of U.S. television and rivaled the 23.5 million viewers who tuned in for Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.

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