gender discrimination

Updated at 11:27 a.m. ET

Two years ago, Derek Rotondo told his employer that he wanted to take 16 weeks of paid leave granted to primary caregivers for his newborn son. He says he was told: "Men, as biological fathers, were presumptively not the primary caregiver." He was only eligible for two weeks' leave.

For the third time in three years, McDonald's Corp. is facing allegations of rampant sexual harassment of female employees by male coworkers and managers.

Twenty-three new complaints against McDonald's — 20 of which were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — were announced Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union, the labor group Fight for $15, and the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund. Three of the complaints were filed as civil rights lawsuits, and two suits stemmed from previous allegations.

U.S. women would have to work an extra 47 days each year to earn as much as men do, says Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

"Because U.S. women earn 82 percent of what men earn," she told NPR's Steve Inskeep.

There's a lot happening on the pay equity front.

Updated at 2:22 p.m. ET

The U.S. women's soccer team has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, accusing it of gender discrimination.

The complaint, filed Friday in California district court, argues that U.S. Soccer "has a policy and practice of discriminating" against members of the women's national team on the basis of gender, by paying them less than similarly situated members of the men's team.

Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday

Facebook became embroiled in another controversy Tuesday, after the American Civil Liberties Union accused the company of giving employers a powerful tool to discriminate against women seeking work.

Gender Bias in Medicine

May 29, 2018
Pixnio

Pain is subjective. Without blood or a broken bone for proof, treatment often depends on how much a physician trusts a patient. Throughout history, physicians tend to mistrust women more than men when it comes to the question: how much does it hurt? That means that women are misdiagnosed, mistreated, or dismissed altogether. 

 Today we’re talking about gender bias in medical care. 

Gender Bias in Medicine

Apr 26, 2018
Pixnio

Pain is subjective. Without blood or a broken bone for proof, treatment often depends on how much a physician trusts a patient. Throughout history, physicians tend to mistrust women more than men when it comes to the question: how much does it hurt? That means that women are misdiagnosed, mistreated, or dismissed altogether. 

 Today we’re talking about gender bias in medical care.