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Supreme Court Blocks Discrimination Against LGBT+ Employees

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In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on June 15 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964  — which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex — also protects LGBT+ employees.  The decision stemmed from three different cases in which gay and trans employees sued their respective employers for dismissing them because …

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Hispanic and Black Americans Experiencing Joblessness at Higher Rates

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The unemployment rate was 13.3% in May, an improvement over April’s 14.7%, though 21 million Americans are still without jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Although all major worker groups experienced job loss, rates were notably higher among certain demographics — women, teenagers, Hispanic workers, and black workers: Adult men: 11.6% Adult women: 13.9% Teenagers (ages 16-19): …