Tag: discrimination

Diversity

Virginia’s New Office of Civil Rights to Target Bias

Virginia Attorney General (AG) Mark Herring has launched a new Office of Civil Rights to help protect residents from discrimination. The move is seen as a response to the cultural awakening the nation experienced in 2020 after high-profile police shootings and the recognition that once-common offensive behavior toward certain gender groups is no longer acceptable […]

LGBTQ

House Passes Equality Act: What Employers Need to Know

The Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on February 25, but regardless of its chances of ever becoming law, employers are advised to review their policies and practices to guard against discrimination, attorneys who advise employers say.

Ohio Discrimination Law Changes Take Effect April 15

The Ohio General Assembly recently overhauled its employment discrimination laws and adopted several employer-friendly provisions. Governor Mike DeWine signed the Employment Law Uniformity Act (also known as House Bill 352) on January 12, 2021, and it will become effective on April 15.

OWN’s Greenleaf Presents Ministerial Exception Issue

Note: Includes spoilers for OWN’s Greenleaf. Based on praise from various friends and colleagues, the lovely Mrs. Reed and I recently began watching Greenleaf, a series on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) that ran from 2016 to 2020. Wikipedia describes the show as follows:

Kansas City Passes CROWN Act to Protect Natural Hair Types

Kansas City, Missouri, is the latest jurisdiction to implement a “CROWN Act” ordinance, prohibiting discrimination based on natural hair types and hairstyles commonly associated with race and racial identity.