This week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of Samantha Elauf, a Muslim-American woman who was denied employment at an Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store because the headscarf she wore violated the retailer’s “look policy.” The ruling indicates that the retailer may have violated workplace discrimination law when it turned down the Muslim…Details
Today, we mark the beginning of National LGBT Pride Month. At hundreds of events around the country, LGBT people and allies are able to show their support and celebrate LGBT rights and the LGBT community. Throughout the year, HRC is proud to attend pride events to connect with more members of the LGBT and…Details
Many remain ‘frustrated’ about how and when to enforce policies without discriminating. Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch may have ended its “appearance and sense of style” hiring rule in April 2015—a rule currently the subject of a lawsuit pending before the U.S. Supreme Court—but questions remain as to how employers can enforce their dress codes…Details
The Weakening Definition of ‘Diversity’ Millennials think that diversity is less about race and gender than it is about different “experiences.” What does this mean for America?
What qualifies as a “diverse” workplace? Does it mean that employees are of a variety of different races and genders? Or does it mean they’ve had a variety of life experiences? Millennials seem to be tilting toward that latter, more easily attainable vision. A recent study from Deloitte and the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative,…Details