discrimination | WOSU Radio

discrimination

A black Columbus police lieutenant recommended for termination has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the city.

Stonewall Columbus

A proposed law that would seek to stop discrimination for LGBTQ people in Ohio is seeing a new wave of support. Business groups say sexual orientation and gender identification should be considered protected classes under state law.

Employers can't pay women less than men just because they made less at a previous job, a federal appeals court has ruled. The continuing gender pay gap is "an embarrassing reality of our economy," the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its opinion.

The court said a woman's prior salary, whether considered on its own or along with other factors, can't be used to justify paying a female employee less than her male counterpart. To do so perpetuates discrimination, the court's majority opinion said.

Pixabay

As college students stress about landing their first job, the question of how their grade point average will impact their chances looms large. It may seem like the equation should be simple: the better the grade point average, the bigger the edge.

Contract workers and freelancers have few legal rights, compared with those hired as employees. Under federal law, a contract worker lacks the right to sue for sexual harassment or gender discrimination, for example, because workplace civil rights laws do not apply.

Lilly Ledbetter and the Gender Pay Gap

Mar 23, 2018
JOYCE BOGHOSIAN / OBAMA WHITE HOUSE ARCHIVES

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was enacted in 2009 to provide additional protections for workers who believe they are being discriminatorily underpaid. Despite the changes the law made, the issue of gender pay equality has remained a persistent problem in the United States.

Join us today as we look at how the act came about and the current state of gender pay equity.

Wikipedia

A new bill has passed the House that can threaten the power the Americans with Disabilities Act has over businesses. The ADA Education and Reform Act plans to extend the amount of time required before those impacted by inadequate accommodations can sue businesses. 

Join us today as we discuss the bill and consider the reasons lawmakers are pursuing the endeavor.

Gaetano Scollo

Many of the world’s biggest bodybuilders are in Columbus Thursday for the start of the annual Arnold Sports Festival. But once again, there will not be a competitive women’s bodybuilding event.

That’s led one woman to complain to the city about what she calls gender discrimination.

Lilly Ledbetter and the Gender Pay Gap

Mar 1, 2018
Joyce Boghosian / Obama White House Archives

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was enacted in 2009 to provide additional protections for workers who believe they are being discriminatorily underpaid. Despite the changes the law made, the issue of gender pay equality has remained a persistent problem in the United States.

Join us today as we look at how the act came about and the current state of gender pay equity.

Possible Changes to Americans with Disabilites Act

Feb 21, 2018
Wikipedia

A new bill has passed the House that can threaten the power the Americans with Disabilities Act has over businesses. The ADA Education and Reform Act plans to extend the amount of time required before those impacted by inadequate accommodations can sue businesses. 

Join us today as we discuss the bill and consider the reasons lawmakers are pursuing the endeavor.

Flickr

As the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea continue, cybersecurity officials have been combating hackers and other cyberattacks. We'll take a look at who's been targeted, who's potentially behind these attacks, and what is being done to prevent further breaches.

We'll also take a look at how search engines are influenced by our own prejudices.

Ohio State University

What's the cost of being a woman employee of The Ohio State University? An analysis by The Lantern found that men working for the school earn $7,800 more than women when comparing median salary values.

Workplace Harassment and Assault

Nov 3, 2017
Pexels

Today at 10am 

A number of women stepped forward with accusations of sexual misconduct from Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein of Miramax Films. It's not the first storyline on the subject to emerge from a high-profile industry this year. With sexual assault and gender discrimination scandals also erupting in Silicon Valley and awareness growing nationwide, we look at the prevalence sexual harassment in the workplace.


A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

"If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said 68-year-old Tim Hershman of Akron, Ohio, "and, basically, you know, if you want any help from the government, if you're white, you don't get it. If you're black, you get it."

Workplace Harassment and Assault

Oct 18, 2017
Pexels

Last week, a number of women stepped forward with accusations of sexual misconduct from Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein of Miramax Films. It's not the first storyline on the subject to emerge from a high-profile industry this year. With sexual assault and gender discrimination scandals also erupting in Silicon Valley and awareness growing nationwide, we look at the prevalence sexual harassment in the workplace.

Pages