A 30-year-old woman who was recently fired from her full-time job at the Houston Chronicle for working part-time as a stripper has now filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the company.
After another paper revealed the reporter’s second job, the Chronicle let the woman go and she is now asking the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate the case.
According to CNN News, the woman covered fashion, human interest stories, high society and other general assignment stories. The woman stated that she “rarely” worked as a dancer anymore, but it was a job that put her through college.
A legal representative for the woman stated that her being fired from the job is gender discrimination because firing a woman for working as an exotic dancer has a negative impact on women only, because it is such a predominantly female occupation.
The Omaho’s City Hall is having a debate on a discrimination bill that is on its second attempt at getting passed.
A city councilman is working to get the bill passed which states that it will ban discrimination based on the gender identity of a person or their sexual orientation. This bill did not pass in 2010, but officials have stated that they are much more organized now.
The chief organizer held a news conference today in order to spread the word. Many say that discrimination on gender orientation and sexual orientation is a large issue in the area and that it is costing the area certain job opportunities.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of gender discrimination, you need representation on your side that can help you through this time. Contact the gender discrimination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.
Even after the Supreme Court decision sided with Walmart last year when stating that the women who claimed that Walmart was guilty of gender discrimination did not have similar enough claims to qualify as a class action, women still state that these claims are true.
Walmart has always stated that these claims against them are false, but interviews with employees(former and current) have showed evidence that this might be true. Some have stated that although the Supreme Court case sided with Walmart, it made the company more aware of the issues.
Even though this may be true, women still claim that the company is still not paying women fairly or promoting them appropriately. Women have joined the original complaint from women in California and Texas and also new lawsuits have been filed.
Last week, a group of Texas women filed a class action lawsuit against Texas Walmart stores after stating that the stores were treating women differently.
If you or a loved one has been treated unfairly in the workplace because of your gender, you need representation on your side that is committed to helping you fight for the justice you deserve. Contact the Austin gender discrimination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.