Discrimination

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Shocking! Uber kept separate bathrooms for drivers and 'employees'

06 Dec 2019

Shocking! Uber kept separate bathrooms for drivers and 'employees'

After being embroiled in thousands of cases of sexual assault by their drivers, Uber is facing flak for another critical issue - discrimination.

Black Facebook employees allege racial discrimination; company issues apology

09 Nov 2019

Black Facebook employees allege racial discrimination; company issues apology

On Friday, social media giant Facebook issued an apology after black employees at the company anonymously shared their experiences of racism.

30,000 ask Oxford dictionary to change its definition of 'woman'

19 Sep 2019

30,000 ask Oxford dictionary to change its definition of 'woman'

Language was constructed around age-old sexist notions and traditions which have trickled down to the present day lexicon. And if you happen to disagree, here's some damning evidence.

UPSC 2014 topper faces online trolling over disability

15 Jul 2019

UPSC 2014 topper faces online trolling over disability

In a shameful incident, Deputy Commissioner (Keshavpuram), North Delhi Municipal Corporation, Ira Singhal was recently trolled on social media over her disability.

What exactly is Article 15 of the Indian Constitution about?

30 Jun 2019

What exactly is Article 15 of the Indian Constitution about?

Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15, an Anubhav Sinha directorial which hit the theatres on June 28, has created a huge buzz and has shifted the focus to the actual Article 15 of the Indian Constitution.

Five iconic transgenders of 'firsts' in India to know about

10 Jun 2019

Five iconic transgenders of 'firsts' in India to know about

In India, transgender persons face discrimination, injustice, abuse, rejection, and isolation from society in almost every aspect of their lives.

UNDP appoints Indo-American TV personality Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador

08 Mar 2019

UNDP appoints Indo-American TV personality Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador

Indian-American television personality and food expert Padma Lakshmi has been appointed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, supporting the agency's fight against inequality and discrimination around the world.

Long live Bengali-Bihari unity: WB CM Mamata Banerjee

08 Sep 2018

Long live Bengali-Bihari unity: WB CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said around two lakh Biharis were left out of the complete draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC), touted to be proof of Assamese identity.

Why are women paid less than men? Here we decode

12 Jul 2018

Why are women paid less than men? Here we decode

It is common knowledge that women, in India and elsewhere, are paid substantially lesser than men. This disparity has persisted since antiquity, across sectors and geographies. Unfortunately, this pay parity exists even today.

American-firm to pay $100,000 to settle Indian-origin employee's discrimination lawsuit

03 Jul 2018

American-firm to pay $100,000 to settle Indian-origin employee's discrimination lawsuit

An American firm will pay $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of an Indian-origin employee who was fired for seeking a transfer to care for his differently-abled son.

NCERT recommends opening schools in minority populated areas

02 Jul 2018

NCERT recommends opening schools in minority populated areas

The NCERT has recommended opening schools in minority populated areas and giving their culture the due representation in the curriculum to address various problems like discrimination and harassment of minority community children.

Reputed Indian-American scientist faces misconduct allegations

25 Apr 2018

Reputed Indian-American scientist faces misconduct allegations

Indian-American scientist Inder Verma, among the world's top authorities on cancer and gene therapy, has been placed on leave from California's prestigious Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Australian Rules Football: Katie Brennan accuses AFL of gender discrimination

24 Mar 2018

Australian Rules Football: Katie Brennan accuses AFL of gender discrimination

Katie Brennan, the captain of Australian rules football team Western Bulldogs, has taken her case against the Australian Football League (AFL) to Australian Human Rights Commission.

Why men, not women are seen as effective leaders?

20 Mar 2018

Why men, not women are seen as effective leaders?

If asked to draw an effective leader, what would you draw? A man? Or a woman?

Tennis star Martina Navratilova says BBC paid McEnroe '10-times more'

19 Mar 2018

Tennis star Martina Navratilova says BBC paid McEnroe '10-times more'

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has accused BBC of a shocking pay discrimination wherein her fellow Wimbledon pundit John McEnroe was paid at least '10 times more' than her for the expert analysis.

Google sued for discriminatory hiring practices by former male employee

04 Mar 2018

Google sued for discriminatory hiring practices by former male employee

Google has been sued by an ex-YouTube employee for allegedly having discriminatory hiring practices.

Iceland becomes world's first nation to criminalize gender pay gap

04 Jan 2018

Iceland becomes world's first nation to criminalize gender pay gap

It is now illegal in Iceland to pay men more than women for the same amount of work.

CCI imposes Rs. 52 crore penalty on BCCI

29 Nov 2017

CCI imposes Rs. 52 crore penalty on BCCI

Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 52.24 crore on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for its anti-competitive practices with respect to IPL media rights.

Discrimination: Australian school didn't allow Sikh student to wear turban

21 Sep 2017

Discrimination: Australian school didn't allow Sikh student to wear turban

An Australian tribunal has ruled that a Melbourne school discriminated against a five-year-old Sikh boy by barring him from enrolling because he wore a turban.