Topics :: workplace harassment

Out & Equal Shows Gains of Being Out at the Workplace

By Elaine Beale | Monday Feb 18, 2013
Being out at the workplace comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities, some inspiring and others heartbreaking. Author Selisse Berry catalogues some industry leaders’ stories in her book.

Lesbian Alleges Work Harassmen for Changing Name to Honor Doris Day

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Nov 21, 2012
A lesbian bartender from East London who changed her name to honor a film icon, is suing the bar where she worked after the owner and his girlfriend allegedly subjected her to months of anti-gay harassment and physical abuse.

World-Famous NYC Steak House Pays $600K to Workers for Male-on-Male Harassment

By Sam Hananel | Thursday Nov 15, 2012
A tony New York steakhouse that was the site of a legendary mafia murder in the 1980s is paying $600,000 to settle claims that a male manager sexually harassed nearly two dozen of the restaurant’s male waiters.

Columbia PhD Student: ’I Was Fired For Rejecting Boss’ Grindr Advances’

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 20, 2012
A PhD student said he was unfairly fired from his job at Columbia University after his boss sexually harassed him on the popular gay hookup app Grindr.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates and No Dumb Questions Launches "Get Your Story Out" Website

Sunday Feb 19, 2012
Coming out, and being out, as LGBT in the workplace can be daunting, and that everyone has a different experience. Out & Equal Workplace Advocates and announced that Get Your Story Out, a new website devoted to coming out.

Outed Dominatrix Resigns From Her N.Y. Assistant Attorney General Job

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Oct 19, 2011
A former New York Assistant AG by day and dominatrix by night says that she never accepted one thin dime for taking the qualities that make her a good lawyer in other directions in her personal time.

Male Former Staffer Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against Jesse Jackson

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 21, 2011
A gay former employee of the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has filed suit, alleging sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

Pilot Apologizes for Anti-Gay Rant; Union Drops Complaint

Thursday Jun 30, 2011
The Southwest Airlines Co. pilot who insulted gays and older workers in an open-mike rant has apologized.

Gay Los Angeles Officer Awarded More Than $1M

Friday May 20, 2011
An openly gay police sergeant who said he was subjected to derogatory remarks by his supervisor was awarded $1.1 million by a jury Thursday

Gay Former Employee Settles Harassment Suit with Christian Network

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Mar 31, 2010
A gay man who formerly worked as an engineer for a large Christian broadcasting company has settled out of court for an undisclosed sum in a harassment case.