The results of a research collaboration between the University of Southampton and the Institute for the Study of Labor show that libraries, school districts and sheriff offices across the country are less likely to reply to requests for information if the requesters' names sound African American. People seeking information in New York might be surprised that there is a significant difference.
According to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on August 17, Warner Bros. Television wrongfully terminated a man who was the second assistant director of a television show due to his age. The lawsuit claims the plaintiff was subjected to demotions and fired without cause from "The Big Bang Theory", a show that is hugely popular in New York and around the country.
Many New York residents may be surprised to learn that legal interpretation of federal law has generally permitted discrimination based on sexual orientation. However, that could be changing soon as this interpretation is being challenged by a ruling from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Transgender New Yorkers and their advocates may know all too well that workplace discrimination could continue to play a major role in their lives. Regardless of high-profile events like the announcement by Caitlyn Jenner that she was undergoing a transition and the recruitment of a transgender athlete at Harvard University, multiple news outlets say that the country still has a ways to go towards securing equal employment rights for all people.