In the News

Apr 13, 2022

CEE Director Donald Tomaskovic-Devey is quoted for a recent Quartz piece covering the overturning of California's 2018 gender diversity mandate. Within two years of its passage, the number of California-based companies with all-male boards shifted from less than 2% to over 30%. Though certainly a set-back, Tomaskovic-Devey notes that “backlash and opposition are always part of the march toward equity."

Read the full article here.

Mar 31, 2022

A recent article covering the firing case of guidance counseler Katherine Lockwood cites Carly McCann and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey's Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace report, including the figure that pregnant workers nationwide filed nearly 27,000 discrimination complaints with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the state Fair Employment Practices Agencies between 2012 and 2016.

Read the full story via The Boston Globe.
Feb 11, 2022

An investigation records by USA Today highlights the gap between white and Black representation, particular in higher paying positions. In analyzing federal workplace records, the report finds 1 in every 118 white workers is an executive compared to 1 in every 612 Black workers, 1 in 7 white workers held a management job while 1 in 15 Black workers did, and 1 in 4 white workers held a professional job versus 1 in 10 Black workers. Tomaskovic-Devey was quoted to contextualize the lack of progress since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 toward making workplaces more equitable. 

Read the full piece at USA Today

Dec 10, 2021

New York Times Reporter Claire Cain-Miller cited CEE Researchers Carly McCann and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey's Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace report. The piece "Mississippi Asks: If Women Can Have It All, Is Roe Necessary?" details how recent Supreme Court rulings stand to further weaken workplace protections for women. 

Read the full report here.


Oct 19, 2021

Madison, WI's Chanel 3000 interviewed CEE researchers Carly McCann and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey in regards to their analysis of racial discrimination claims filed to the EEOC. The article details the account of a Wisconsin state employee facing retaliation for filing a racial discrimination complaint about her employer. 

Read and watch the full piece here.


Oct 9, 2021

CEE Director Donald Tomaskovic-Devey was interviewed by Journal-Constitution business reporter Matt Kempter's piece "Georgia’s big businesses reveal staff — and management — diversity." The article analyzes the recent release of race and gender-based employment data for Atlanta area companies including Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and Aflac. Following our own findings on employment diversity, the report shows employeers getting whiter and more male-dominated as they rise up the corporate latter. 

Read the full article here

Oct 3, 2021

Alia Al-Khatib's article "Protections for Employees Who Report Workplace Discrimination" draws from the CEE's Who Files Discrimination Charges? to detail the difficulties of file a discrimination case against an employer. The article further outlines legal tools discrimination claim filers might use to assist their case, including documenting the mistreatment one experiences, retaining employment-related documents, and creating detailed timelines of instances of discrimination.

Read the full piece here

Jul 13, 2021

Yahoo News shared our latest article for the Conversation "63% of workers who file an EEOC discrimination complaint lose their jobs." The article is based on our larger analysis into who files discrimination charges by base (disability, sex, race, age, national origin) and how charges vary by state. 

Read the Yahoo News piece here


Jun 10, 2021

New England Public Media interviewed CEE Researcher Carly McCann regarding her and Director Donald Tomaskovic-Devey's "Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace" report. As McCann details: "pregnancy discrimination is really a unique form of sex discrimination that happens very quickly compared to other forms of discrimination, and is a very targeted response to employers learning of an employee's pregnancy status."

Listen to the full interview through NEPR


May 26, 2021

A new article written by the American Nurses Association of California cites our What Works study "Metrics, Accountability, and Transparency: A Simple Recipe to Increase Diversity and Reduce Bias." In line with our findings, California association is setting up a task force to "Facilitate constructive and sustainable conversations, implement reporting systems that support accountability and follow-up, and standardize actions among key decision-makers." 

Read the full article at