The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported in late January that it fielded 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination in 2019, the largest number alleging retaliation. Those figures don’t include any charges filed with state or local fair employment agencies, which EEOC does not report. The number was down slightly from 2018’s tally of more than […]
The pandemic’s had a negative impact on women in the workplace. Why is this? Because caregiving responsibilities and other unpaid, informal labor are performed by women the majority of the time. In 2020 alone, it’s estimated that women lost more than 5 million jobs, according to the new report “The gender gap widens: Three critical […]
Despite years of high-profile diversity initiatives at corporations across the world, a recent study by consulting giant McKinsey & Co. paints a sobering picture of stalled progress.
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is at the top of nearly every HR leader’s mind. But many struggle to make a difference. In fact, gender and ethnic diversity in leadership rose less than 5% in a five year span, according to McKinsey & Company researchers who kept close tabs on it across companies and continents. Yet, […]
All it took was an exposé, two lawsuits alleging gender bias, sexual harassment and wrongful termination; a walkout and a class-action on behalf of its female employees. But video games maker Riot Games has committed to fundamentally changing a sexist “men first” workplace culture where women were routinely subjected to harassment and inappropriate behavior. And […]
The sexual harassment suit against Riot Games has respawned and is now, potentially, able to inflict 40 times more damage on the video game maker. Riot and current and former female employees agreed in August 2019 to settle the suit. The agreement called for the $1.5 billion dollar company (2019 revenue) to settle the class-action […]
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