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LATEST NEWS AND STORIES

  • The Glass Cliff Effect: When Women Assume Leadership Roles In Crisis

    Two researchers first coined the term "glass cliff" in 2005. It refers to the repeated examples of companies in crisis appointing women to come in and turn things around. The New York Times cites several examples of this “glass cliff." Boeing appointed Stephanie Pope to run the commercial airplane division after its very public plane malfunctions. Under Armour put Stephanie Linnartz in charge of turning its company around—she lasted a year. Bed Bath & Beyond, on its way to bankruptcy, hired a woman chief executive officer for the first time. Some researchers believe companies in crisis, consciously or unconsciously, select women to lead based on a perception that women offer the soft skills needed to face upcoming challenges.

  • California Bans Student Gender Notification Policies

    California became the first state to prohibit schools from notifying parents that their child has asked to use a different name and pronoun. Parents will continue to have the right to access their child's school records, and minors must still get their parent's permission before legally changing their name or gender.

  • SHRM Drops “Equity” From DEI

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is rebranding its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. This rebrand eliminates the word "equity" from its goals. Moving forward, the organization will focus on inclusion and diversity to "underscore [its] commitment to leading with Inclusion as the catalyst for holistic change in workplaces and society." SHRM asserts its emphasis on inclusion will help with DEI's shortcomings, which have led to "societal backlash and increasing polarization."

  • Federal Judge Resigns After Investigation Reveals Sexual Harassment

    The Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit revealed the results of an investigation into U.S. District Judge Joshua M. Kindred, seated in Alaska. The Special Committee of judges appointed to conduct the investigation found Kindred created a hostile work environment for his law clerks and had an "inappropriately sexualized relationship" with one law clerk during her clerkship and after, when she became an Assistant United States Attorney.

  • Snapchat Settles California Discrimination Lawsuit For $15 Million

    The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) sued Snapchat, accusing the social media platform of discriminating against female employees, failing to prevent sexual harassment, and retaliating against women who complained. CCD investigated the company for over three years.

  • Wall Street Journal Accused Of Disability Discrimination

    Veteran reporter Stephanie Armour is suing the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for disability discrimination. Armour says the paper contrived her performance issues because she and others caused significant healthcare costs. Armour believes the self-insured WSJ doubles its savings by laying off employees with high medical care costs.

  • Biden Introduces New Heat Protections For Workers

    Much of the country experienced excessive heat during the first week of July. President Biden proposed a new rule to protect workers from these increasingly hot temperatures. If the rule becomes final, it will protect about 36 million U.S. workers, including farmworkers, delivery drivers, construction workers, landscapers, and indoor workers in warehouses, factories, and kitchens. The earliest the rule could become final is 2026.

  • Growing Number of Young Adult Workers Not Working

    CNBC reports that roughly one in 10 young adults ages 15 to 24 are "being left out and left behind in many ways" from the job market. In May, the unemployment rate for these workers went up to 9%, which is considered typical. However, labor economist Ali Bustamante told CNBC that we should expect that rate to be lower.

  • Florida’s Under-21 Ban For Strippers Challenged

    Florida's HB 7063 restricts anyone under 21 from working in an "adult entertainment establishment," including strip clubs, adult bookstores, and sex shops. Lawmakers' stated aim is to crack down on human trafficking in the area. For that reason, the law also precludes minors from working jobs that involve alcohol and requires some groups to post signs with the phone number of the Florida Human Trafficking Hotline.