While tech companies’ racial and gender disparities are grave, Reveal found many firms haven’t been held back by conventional excuses.
Silicon Valley companies had many reasons for withholding the data, including Yelp’s diversity officer, who called it “probably not very interesting.”
As of Oct. 19, 2017, we have been able to obtain EEO-1 reports from 23 of those companies.
With two more Trump appointments to come, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will lurch from a Democratic majority to a Republican one. Acting Chairwoman Victoria Lipnic’s voting record shows what is at stake.
In recent years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has aggressively pushed to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by interpreting the law’s ban on sex discrimination as covering sexual orientation and gender identity.
McDonald’s restaurants already have a history of being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for sexual harassment, according to a review of federal cases by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting.
The manager of an Automation Personnel Services branch was known for her racial slurs and routine discrimination, two former employees say.
It’s a quirk of history that a racist congressman who opposed integration in the 1960s paved the way for the first government lawsuits against anti-gay job discrimination.