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For Business, More Women in Charge Means Bigger Profits

By Danica Kirka | Mar 23
When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female managers.

HIV-Positive San Francisco Firefighter Alleges Harassment

Mar 11
A San Francisco firefighter filed a legal claim alleging that colleagues and managers harassed and discriminated against him after learning he tested positive for HIV.

Conn. High School Teacher Suspended After Reading Explicit Ginsberg Poem

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 11
An English teacher from a high school in Connecticut has been suspended after reading Allen Ginsberg's explicit poem about gay sex, "Please Master," to his students.

Great Passion Play CEO Says Anti-Discrimination Law is Bad

Mar 8
The CEO of The Great Passion Play in northwest Arkansas says an anti-discrimination law in Eureka Springs is bad and should be repealed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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