How another shutdown could weaken a key workplace equality agency | US news – Business Article

In a typical week, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) fields more than 10,500 emails and phone calls from people who are deciding whether their problem at work is actually employment discrimination. The agency receives about 1,500 new charges of discrimination weekly and resolves an additional 2,000, said EEOC Commissioner Charlotte A Burrows. But for five weeks during the government shutdown, those phone calls and emails went unanswered. The agency’s attorneys requested continuances from federal courts for litigation, and…

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Don’t call Howard Schultz a billionaire. He’s just a ‘person of means’ | Arwa Mahdawi | Opinion – Business Article

Howard Schultz is worth around $3.4bn. While one might think that would make the former Starbucks CEO and would-be presidential candidate a “billionaire”, he would prefer you didn’t use that term. You see, while billionaire may seem like a simple descriptor, it is actually a disgusting slur. Schultz enlightened us as to the problematic nature of the b-word at a book event in New York last Monday. When asked by New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin whether he thought…

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