EEOC files bias case against Bojangles

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a worker identified as Jonathan Wolfe against Bojangles Restaurants, Inc. Wolfe was employed at a Bojangels in Fayetteville, NC.

According to the release, Wolfe "was repeatedly subjected to offensive comments about her gender identity and appearance. The belittling statements often demanded that Wolfe, who identifies and presents as a woman, engage in behavior and grooming practices that are stereotypically male, because that is the sex Wolfe was assigned at birth."

The release said derogatory comments about Wolfe continued, even after she had reported them on at least two occasions.

Wolfe was fired shortly after complaining about the statements.

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The Breakfast Club (Roxbury Pickin’ ‘n’ Fiddlin’)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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The Breakfast Club (Doors Cover)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

 

 

 

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Gov. Hassan makes a move

In the transgender community New Hampshire is mostly known as one of three states that have anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation, but not on the basis of gender identity (Wisconsin, New York).

On Thursday Gov. Maggie Hassan followed New York's Gov. Andrew Governor by utilizing the power of her office to do what she could. Gov. Hassan signed an executive order that bans discrimination in state government against transgender people,

Throughout our history, it has been clear time and again that we always grow stronger when we work to ensure the full inclusion of all citizens in our democracy, our economy and our communities. By making clear that gender identity and gender expression are protected in the State’s anti-discrimination policies, this Executive Order helps ensure that New Hampshire state government welcomes and incorporates the talents and contributions of all of our citizens.

--Gov. Hassan

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Captain Jennifer Peace is an intelligence officer at Joint Base Lewis McChord near Tacoma, WA. She says she found herself "moved" as she watched Sec. Ashton Carter's announcement yesterday of the lifting of the ban on open service by transgender members.

Transgender people have served honorably in the military for years. To hear that validated by the secretary of Defense, it was an incredible feeling. It had a lot more impact than I anticipated.

--Peace

Captain Peace is one of an estimated 15,000 transgender service members on active duty.

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