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Google’s “Shadow Workforce” Has Demands

Every day, tens of thousands of “TVCs”—internal lingo for temporary staffers, independent vendors, and contractors—show up for work at Google. As with so many organizations, Google’s workforce is composed of … Continue reading

December 6, 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

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

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

U.S. Women’s National Team Files Wage Discrimination Complaint Against U.S. Soccer

Five big-name members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a federal wage discrimination complaint on Wednesday, alleging that the U.S. Soccer Federation pays them up to 40 percent … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Women are leaving the Tech industry in droves

For decades tech companies have relied on a workforce of whites and Asians, most of them men. Plenty of programs now encourage girls and minorities to embrace technology at a … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Emails Show Conflict Behind ExxonMobil’s Discrimination Policy Case

A vice president of ExxonMobil has lashed out at the head of an LGBT workplace rights organization that called the global oil company “the most antigay corporation in America” because … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Apple’s Gay CEO Fills Role Model Void for LGBT Employees

Cook is the first CEO of an S&P 500 company to come out in public. It’s a watershed moment for the gay community, which still lacks protections against workplace discrimination … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tattooed Ottawa Convention Centre workers locked out

Three unionized employees at the Ottawa Convention Centre, or OCC, say they were locked out of the building on Thursday without pay after showing up to work with the tattoos … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

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