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The Inside Story Of Papa John’s Toxic Culture

Two years ago John Schnatter fancied himself untouchable. He was CEO of Papa John’s, the nationwide pizza chain he founded, and served as its ubiquitous TV pitchman. The business had grown … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

What Two Starbucks Employees Made of the Company’s Anti-Bias Training

In April [2018], two men visited a Starbucks in downtown Philadelphia, for a business meeting. First, they were refused a request to use the bathroom before they’d ordered, and then an … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Starbucks Achieved 100% Equal Pay In The United States

That quick cup of coffee from Starbucks just got a little sweeter. Starbucks Coffee announced yesterday that after a decade of work, the iconic coffee corporation has achieved equal pay for all their … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Masturbating Inmates Are A ‘Traumatizing’ Daily Problem For Female Lawyers In This Jail

The female public defenders at Cook County Jail are dealing with an unimaginably hostile work environment. Male inmates in courtroom lockups and Cook County Jail, one of the country’s largest, … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Her way: Profile of a transgender lawyer

She was the first lawyer to transition in a major Montreal law firm. For Marie Laure Leclercq, it was a matter of survival. Word count: 2,825 words Access the full … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Stubborn Stigma of the Male Nurse

Across the country, when the mills close and the factories shutter, often the largest employers that remain in economically depressed communities are hospitals, nursing homes, and other health-care providers… Although these … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

High heels row: MPs ‘shocked’ by women’s dress code stories

An inquiry into work dress codes has exposed “widespread discrimination” against women, MPs have said. The investigation was prompted by a petition, being debated by MPs, that called for a … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

These Conservative Christians Are Opposed to Trump—and Suffering the Consequences

America’s divided political environment has made many religious organizations sensitive about what their employees say and do. “A lot of church leaders are wanting to play it especially safe and … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Women of Color Hit a ‘Concrete Ceiling’ in Business

Many women of color who have made it to the executive suite describe the process as breaking through not a glass ceiling, but a concrete one.  Research suggests that women … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

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