Should a scientist’s religious views affect his ability to land an academic post? Astronomer Martin Gaskell believes they should not, and, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Federal Judge Karl S. Forester agrees. That is why the judge is allowing Gaskell to go forward with a jury trial in the religious discrimination sui…
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Interviews discrimination, interview, Linda Bartoshuk, Women in ScienceEven if you haven’t heard of Linda Bartoshuk, you probably have heard of her research. Now a professor at the University of Florida, Gainsville, Bartoshuk coined the term “supertasters” to describe the 25 percent of the population who have an unusually high number of taste buds, affecting how food tastes. She has spent nearl…
Americas discrimination, legislationLate last week the Senate passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which extends the length of time after a wage-discrimination offense that a suit can be filed. The vote was a filibuster-proof 61-36. The bill is named for Lilly Ledbetter, who worked for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Gadsden, Alabama.