The Price is Right is conducting a search for the first male model to work alongside female show models on the popular game show. Once nicknamed "Barker's Beauties," back when Bob Barker was the show's host, this will be the first time that the formerly all-female cast of models has included a man.
For the first time in three recent separate cases involving the Burbank Police Department in California, jurors found in favor of the department rather than with the plaintiff. This particular case involves sexual harassment and employment discrimination said to be perpetrated against Burbank police officer Cindy Guillen, whose trial began in May.
Two hotel groups recently settled pregnancy and gender discrimination and harassment claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC claimed that a manager who worked for both groups fired five women after finding out that they were pregnant as well as harassed and belittled women who worked for him.
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."
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.
Former Phoenix police detective and military veteran Mia Macy was offered a job as a ballistics technician at a California lab with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2010. At that time, Macy was a man. During the time period that the agency was running a background check, Macy underwent the transition to live as a female.
An opening for an Executive Assistant position with Olam Americas in Fresno was thought to be filled when a female applicant was offered the position. But, then Olam Americas found out that she was pregnant and rescinded its employment offer.
A former participant on the 2009 segment of "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins" has filed an employment lawsuit against MTV, the production company Bunim-Murray Productions and two cast members on the show. The 14 claims filed in the suit include sexual harassment, discrimination, assault, battery, negligence and wrongful termination.
A federal court rejected the class certification of a large class of Hispanic and black homeowners based on the analysis in the U.S. Supreme Court employment law decision Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes. This is only one of the cases that has relied on the important Dukes decision to deny certification to a class of plaintiffs.
Taking adverse employment action against an individual because of his or her gender is unlawful behavior under both Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the California Fair Employment Act. No person should have to endure such treatment by their co-workers or their employer. At the Bononi Law Group, LLP in Los Angeles, California, we provide relentless advocacy on behalf of individuals who have suffered gender discrimination by an employer or potential employer.