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Trump Administration Tells Court: Civil Rights Law Doesn’t Ban Discrimination Against LGBT Workers

The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin,” but does the ban on sex-related discrimination extend to sexual orientation? Not according to the Trump administration, which recently told a federal appeals court that this protection only applies to equal treatment of male and female workers. [More]


Former Walmart Workers Say Company Treated Thousands Of Pregnant Employees Unfairly

A pair of former Walmart employees say the nation’s largest retailer illegally required pregnant workers around the country to perform heavy lifting and other ill-advised physical tasks.