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Federal Suit Claims Grocery Chain Fired Employees Who Wouldn't Wear 'Gay' Apron

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17, 2020

A federal agency is suing Kroger's grocery chain, claiming that the company discriminated against the religious convictions of two employees who refused to wear aprons embroidered with "gay" hearts.

Report: TMZ Workplace Allegedly Abusive and Sexist

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 9, 2020

The brash and aggressive style of TMZ apparently carries over into the workplace, where current and former employees have alleged regular occurences of verbal abuse, misogyny, racism, and more, according to Buzzfeed.

'Oh Say Can You See' — The Naked Rancher Goes Viral

Sep 8, 2020

Dick Powers is happy to be known as The Naked Rancher, as his cheeky (in more ways than one) Instagram posts can attest.

Big Tippers: Alaska Man Joins Push to Aid Restaurant Workers

By Mark Thiessen | Sep 7, 2020

It was a busy Taco Tuesday at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska — a blessing these days at any restaurant — when a guy at a table with three buddies wanted to chat with their waitress.

Unions Threaten Work Stoppages Amid Calls For Racial Justice

By Aaron Morrison | Sep 6, 2020

Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice.

HRC Study Finds LGBTQ Employment Impacted by Pandemic

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 4, 2020

Human Rights Campaign and PSB Insights recently conducted a study on the disproportionated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ people versus non-LGBTQ people.

Watch: Former Waitress Says Ellen Tried to Get Her Suspended Over Chipped Nail Polish

Aug 22, 2020

A comedian and actress told the Daily Mail this week that Ellen DeGeneres tried to get her suspended from her job as a server in Los Angeles back in 2014...because she had chipped nail polish.

Nurses and Doctors Sick With COVID Feel Pressured to Get Back to Work

By Emmarie Huetteman | Aug 12, 2020

Hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities have flouted that simple guidance, pressuring workers who contract COVID-19 to return to work sooner than public health standards suggest.

McDonald's Sues Ousted CEO, Alleging Employee Relationships

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Aug 10, 2020

McDonald's says it's suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with other employees and destroyed evidence.

Watch: Former Producer Speaks Out Against Ellen DeGeneres: She's a 'Toxic, Phony, Hypocrite, Liar'

Aug 6, 2020

A former producer of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" spoke out against the titular talkshow host in an interview with "Inside Edition" and didn't hold back about her ex-boss.

Gay Officer Who Settled Suit Will Resign from Diversity Unit

Aug 3, 2020

A gay St. Louis County police lieutenant who settled a discrimination lawsuit against the police department for $10.25 million said Friday he is resigning from his job as commander of the department's new diversity and inclusion unit.

Mont. Governor's Staffer Fired After Offensive Tweets Surface

By Iris Samuels | Jul 31, 2020

An aide to Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's senate campaign was fired Thursday after a history of racist, sexist and homophobic tweets surfaced.

After Report About Toxic Workplace, 'Ellen' Show is Under Internal Investigation

Jul 28, 2020

"The Ellen DeGeneres" show is being internally investigated by its distributor WarnerMedia after "numerous accounts of workplace problems," according to a report from Variety.

Florida Police Chief to Retire Over Alleged COVID Remarks

Jul 22, 2020

A South Florida police chief has announced his retirement months after an investigation into alleged remarks he made about the coronavirus death of an openly gay Broward Sheriff's deputy.

Virus Hits Frontline Workers in Taxed Public Health System

By Laura Ungar, KHN | Jul 22, 2020

As a veteran public health worker, Chantee Mack knew the coronavirus could kill. So she asked — twice — for permission to work from home. She was deemed essential and told no. Eight weeks later, she was dead.

Lost Your Job? The COBRA Game Begins

By MIchelle Andrews | Jul 21, 2020

People who've been laid off or furloughed from their jobs now have more time to decide whether to hang on to their employer-sponsored health insurance. Some health policy experts question the usefulness of the change.

BuzzFeed Publishes Scathing Report About Toxic Work Culture at 'Ellen' Show

Jul 18, 2020

Former employees of the "Ellen" show spoke with BuzzFeed this week about the talkshow's toxic workplace culture, sharing stories about their difficult time working for the program.

Andrew Sullivan Leaves New York Mag, Will Reveal Reason on Friday

Jul 15, 2020

Out political columnist Andrew Sullivan announced Tuesday that this will be his last week at New York Magazine and that Friday will be his final column for the publication, where he will reveal why he decided to quit.

NYTimes Editor Resigns, Saying She was Harassed for Her Ideas

By David Bauder | Jul 15, 2020

Bari Weiss, an opinion editor at The New York Times, quit her job on Tuesday with a public resignation letter that alleged harassment and a hostile work environment created by people who disagreed with her.

White House-Backed Campaign Pushes Alternate Career Paths

By Darlene Superville | Jul 14, 2020

Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump unveiled a White House-backed national ad campaign highlighting alternative ways to start a career, an initiative targeting students, mid-career workers and the millions who are now unemployed because of the coronavirus.

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