The 24-year-old woman had been called to a job interview in Uppsala with a company providing interpretation services via telephone or video, as The Local reported last year. But when she declined to shake hands with one of the interviewers, a male manager, he terminated the meeting. Sweden's Discrimination Ombudsman took the case to the Labour Court last year, arguing that the woman, who would not have had to meet customers in her role, had been discriminated against. The company admitted that it considered germophobia and autism legitimate reasons for not shaking hands, but argued that its policy called for employees to treat all colleagues equally no matter their sex. Refusing to shake hands with colleagues of the opposite sex went against that policy, it said. It also argued that the policy was not discriminatory against Muslims in general, because the majority of Muslims do shake hands with both men and women. The woman herself argued that in situations where both men and … [Read more...] about Woman wins handshake discrimination case in Sweden
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJess Bidgood Aug. 14, 2018 BURLINGTON, Vt. — On a cloudy afternoon this summer, Christine Hallquist, a former utility executive from Vermont, listened closely as Danica Roem, the Virginia state delegate who won national recognition when she became the first transgender person elected to her state’s Legislature, offered tips as the pair canvassed a stark residential neighborhood here. Ms. Hallquist is transgender, too, but Ms. Roem’s advice had nothing to do with gender identity. Try a light, rhythmic knock. Leave a handwritten note with campaign literature if no one is home. Try to earn every vote. “I have so much to learn,” Ms. Hallquist said, duly incorporating Ms. Roem’s lessons with each new knock. On Tuesday, those lessons paid off, and Ms. Hallquist, a … [Read more...] about Christine Hallquist, a Transgender Woman, Wins Vermont Governor’s Primary
Allison Klein, The Washington Post Published 10:43 am PDT, Monday, August 13, 2018 Jeni Kinney's mother called, her voice trembling with shock. She'd just bought a decorative glass globe at the Goodwill store near her Missouri home - and when she opened up the back of it on the drive home, she saw something alarming inside: human ashes. "She said, 'Jeni, what do I do? I bought something and it has someone's ashes in it,' " Kinney recalled in an interview with The Washington Post. The globe, which cost $2 and had a printed prayer inside the glass dome, played the song "Amazing Grace" when a dial was turned. It also displayed a photo of a smiling woman. Recommended Video: Now Playing: This woman's kids decided to something special for her on mother's day. They wanted their mum to have something tangible to connect to their grandmother who passed away a few years ago. So they got a customized bear made that matched their grandmother's blonde hair and placed a … [Read more...] about A woman found human ashes in a novelty she bought at Goodwill. Her daughter went searching for the rightful owner.
PUBLISHED: 11:46 13 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:46 13 August 2018 Daniel Bennett Amy Dugan has transformed her life after joining a weight loss programme through Slimming World. Picture: Supplied by Amy Dugan. Archant A Dereham woman has found love, better health and a new career after losing around 9 stone in weight. Amy Dugan joined Slimming World in 2014 when she weighed 22 stone after realising she had to make changes to prevent her feeling isolated from friends and family and because she was at greater risk from diabetes and heart disease. She was also struggling to manage her asthma.She said: “I was so worried about joining Slimming World, I thought everyone would stare at me as I walked through the door but I was greeted with smiles and open arms. It was amazing.“One of the reasons that I joined Slimming World was that I was watching everyone else do normal things like going to theme parks, going out for meals and the thing I wanted more … [Read more...] about “I was 22 stone and at risk of heart disease”- Norfolk woman transforms her life after losing 9 stone
Vice President Mike Pence attended a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. (AP) A woman was transported to the hospital on Wednesday after she said a U.S. Secret Service dog bit her on the leg outside a hotel in Michigan where Vice President Mike Pence was attending a Republican rally. WARNING: IMAGES ARE GRAPHIC A woman said she was bit by a Secret Service dog outside a rally Vice President Mike Pence attended on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. (Melissa Ramirez ) Melissa Ramirez told FOX 17 she had to get a stitch after a German Shepard bit her on the leg outside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pence was at the hotel attending a "unity rally" following Tuesday's primary election, M Live reported. Ramirez said she was walking to a bus stop after work when the incident occurred. “He [the secret service agent] pulled him back really quick,” Ramirez told FOX 17. “It only lasted maybe a second but it was … [Read more...] about Woman bit by Secret Service dog during Mike Pence’s visit to Michigan