Unequal pay for equal work may be a form of discrimination. If a wage gap exists between men and women doing the same job, the resulting unequal pay may be a form of gender discrimination. In 1963, then-President, John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, prohibiting "discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce."
Lory Fabian, a former alumni coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, has filed suit against the NFL team alleging age discrimination. According to her lawsuit, the Rams have been consistently firing middle-aged women and replacing them with younger workers.
Twenty-two captains and two operations supervisors at United Airlines (UAL) recently filed a lawsuit against the commercial carrier alleging discrimination based on race in the company's promotion policies. The 24 African American employees claim that, since 2009, they have been denied or passed over for promotions because of their race and that United maintains a system that is geared toward preparing non-minority workers for upper management, intentionally discriminating against black employees.
After almost ten years at Chapman University in Orange County, film professor Lynn Hamrick was denied tenure. She filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that she was discriminated against based on her gender, claiming that she was denied tenure because she is a woman.