Tag Archives: gender discrimination

Gender Discrimination in the NBA: A Demonstration of a Larger Problem

Fitting into this election season’s discussion of women’s rights, the NBA is facing a three million dollar gender discrimination suit. Longtime NBA employee Brynn Cone is suing the National Basketball Association, Inc., NBA Entertainment, Inc., and NBA Properties, Inc., alleging she was underpaid, under-promoted, and ultimately forced out of the organization because of her gender, […]

Paycheck Fairness Act Failed To Pass In The Senate

On June 5, 2012, Senate Democrats fell 8 votes shy of the 60 votes needed to proceed to a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 3220).  The Act, as written would, among other things, amend the Equal Pay Act to allow employees to recover punitive damages for gender discrimination and would require employers to […]

AARP Asks Supreme Court to Uphold FMLA Protections for State Employees

On January 11, 2012 the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals about considering whether states can avoid financial liability for “self-care” claims under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Daniel Coleman, an African-American male who was employed by the Maryland state court system, alleged he was discriminated […]