Fastenal and OFCCP Resolve Hiring Discrimination Claims

Berkshire Associates

Fastenal has entered into a conciliation agreement with the OFCCP to settle allegations of hiring discrimination at its Denton, Texas facility. According to the conciliation agreement, OFCCP alleges that between November 6, 2012 – November 6, 2014, Fastenal discriminated against female, Black, and Hispanic applicants in the hiring process for its 8B Part-Time Laborer Job Group. Recruitment Process Workplace Discrimination Sex Discrimination Gender Discrimination

Age discrimination in today’s world

OmegaHR Solutions

As I approach my 67 th birthday (July 7 th for those of wishing to send gifts) I am continually frustrated by reading stories and listening to friends talk about incidents of age discrimination. We workers, over the age of forty, are protected from discrimination by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), but even with that law, the judiciary is undecided about the scope of age discrimination. Grey hair does not mean that someone wants to retire.

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Social Screening or Social Sleuthing? Why Recruiters Should Stay Away From Facebook


It’s no secret that recruiters often use the internet to screen potential new hires. While some recruiters may feel that checking social media channels is necessary, requesting an applicant’s Facebook password will likely do more harm than good. For example, if an employer sees on Facebook that [an applicant] is a member of a protected group, that employer may open themselves up to claims of discrimination if they don’t hire said person,” Egan said.

How to Create a Strategic Human Capital Plan


Rather than scrambling for someone to fill a position at the last minute, work with a professional recruiter to create a profile of the ideal candidate and begin formulating a plan to identify potential sources to attract people who might fit the bill. Layoffs should be conducted under the guidance of an attorney or HR professional to minimize the risk of discrimination claims or lawsuits. What plans do you have for your business in the coming year?

The EEOC adds two new areas of investigation interest

OmegaHR Solutions

On October 17, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated version of their Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) that was originally developed in 2012. One of these is the increased discrimination against workers of Middle Eastern descent. The EEOC has vowed to monitor these areas and to develop regulations that may afford anti-discrimination protection to workers in those areas.

New Laws Affecting Your Recruitment Strategies

Hospital Recruiting

The laws are meant to align with the Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 issued by the EEOC in 2012. The law intends to address the belief that workers who have experienced wage discrimination in the past will continue to do so if a new offer is based on previous earnings, thus continuing a cycle of discrimination.

New EEOC lawsuit highlights the discrimination risks of mandatory flu shots

The Employer Handbook

EEOC alleged that Stephanie Clarke, a recruiter in Baystate’s human resources department, initially wore the mask when she declined the flu shot because of her religious beliefs. Last week, the EEOC announced ( here ) that it had filed this lawsuit against a Massachusetts employer, in which it alleges that the company violated federal law when it refused to effectively accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs. It’s a wicked pissah!

Three strikes and the EEOC guidance on background checks is out (or close to it).

The Employer Handbook

In 2012, the EEOC issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII. The purpose of the Guidance was to help eliminate barriers in recruitment and hiring to ensure that companies running these background checks weren’t disparately impacting minorities. Background Checks Discrimination and Unlawful HarassmentImage by tigerlily713 from Pixabay.

Ground Gained in Employer Awareness of True Potential of the Blind

HR Daily Advisor

We hear a lot about recruiting challenges like implicit bias and discrimination that persist despite decades of research and training designed to combat those challenges. NIB recently commissioned a follow-up survey to its 2012 study aimed at understanding the change in employers’ attitudes and perceptions towards hiring people with disabilities, including those who are blind or visually impaired at U.S. ADA & Disabilities blind Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Pre-employment testing: pros and cons


To help you decide whether to include them in your recruiting process, we’ve put together an overview of pros and cons: The positive side. This is because recruiters and hiring managers often judge candidates based on subjective, rather than job-related, criteria. One example is a 2012 discrimination case where a company had to pay $550,000 in back wages to minority workers it rejected through a pre-employment test. Blog Recruiting

Meritocracy Will Lead You Down a Very Dangerous Path

Jeff Waldman

I remember when I visited Harvard University for the first time in the winter of 2012 I turned to a peer and said, “boy I feel smarter just walking down these streets” We’ve all been in situations like this and for those who work in the tech industry, we secretly desire this. Fourth, and most importantly, take a hard look at every single management practice within your organization and identify whether or not you are promoting discrimination and bias.

5 Examples of Racial Bias in Hiring


The 2004 field experiment on labor market discrimination answers the question, “Are Emily and Greg More Employable Than Lakisha and Jamal?” ” Tip: Using “blind hiring” tools to remove names and other identifying information from resumes can help remove racial discrimination in the hiring process. Lever’s blog on unconscious bias in the recruitment process hits on blind resume screenings. Racial Discrimination in Job Interviews.

Evaluating Whether You Should Hire Candidates with Past Criminal Histories


While this typically includes campaigns to specifically recruit diverse candidates, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups, there is a trend towards recruiting candidates with past criminal histories. SHRM announced in 2019 that employers representing over 60 percent of employees have signed onto an initiative entitled “Getting Back to Work” , committing to changing their recruiting practices to include those applicants with criminal backgrounds.

How to Write a Resume to Grab your Dream Job


The average time spent by a recruiter on a resume is 6 seconds , just 6 seconds! A properly written and executed resume helps the recruiters select the correct people for the job and help them reach the other side of the wall. In 2012, I worked for XYZ companies for a year and a half.

EEOC Unveils Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

Sterling Check

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal anti-discrimination laws which apply to hiring, wages and benefits. The EEOC establishes a Strategic Enforcement Plan every four years to prioritize and set forth strategies to integrate all components of EEOC’s enforcement efforts to have a sustainable impact in advancing equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination.

How Background Checks Can Land Your Business In Hot Water


Non-compliance of policies with anti-discrimination laws. In 2012, Pepsi Beverages agreed to pay $3.13 million and provide job offers and training to resolve a charge of race discrimination, according to the U.S. The EEOC ruled that the criminal background check policy formerly used by Pepsi unfairly discriminated against more than 300 African American applicants who had been arrested and had pending criminal charges.

Connecticut’s Workplace Protections for Medical Marijuana Trump Federal Law

HR Daily Advisor

In 2012, Connecticut joined the ever-expanding number of states that have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Employees and job applicants are further protected from employment discrimination based on their legal use of medical marijuana under state law. Nicole” was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 2012, and in 2015, her doctors recommended that she use medical marijuana to treat her condition.

Employer Breastfeeding Laws by State


2012 Cal. Discrimination in Employment. The employer may not discriminate against an employee who chooses to express breast milk in the workplace. 1 § 71-1-55 (2006) prohibits against discrimination towards breastfeeding mothers who use lawful break time to express milk. 1 § 71-1-55 (2006) prohibits against discrimination towards breastfeeding mothers who use lawful break time to express milk. Prohibits discrimination against breastfeeding mothers.

Equal Pay Act Case Gets New Life from 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit on behalf of three female employees of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA), alleging salary discrimination under the EPA. In selecting a particular step level, it also considers the difficulty of recruiting for the position, and—under Maryland law—awards a new employee credit for any previous years of service in state employment for the purposes of determining that employee’s step in the applicable pay grade.

Huge $5M EEOC settlement spotlights an enforcement priority that you may be overlooking

The Employer Handbook

In late December of 2012, the EEOC approved its Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2013-2016. The EEOC had alleged in a lawsuit that a ship building and repair company recruited foreign workers, subjecting the men to “a pattern or practice of race and national origin discrimination, including unfavorable working conditions and forcing the men to pay $1,050 a month to live in overcrowded, unsanitary, guarded camps.

2019 BCGi Summit: Speaker Spotlight #2

Biddle Consulting

Experience on race, limited English proficiency, disability, sex discrimination, LGBT rights, culturally appropriate alternative dispute resolution, corporate social responsibility, international human rights, and other social justice issues. 2012, 1st prize in Americans for Democratic Action essay contest, on what Martin Luther King would say to Pres.

Upile Chasowa: “Taking time to recharge”

Thrive Global

Since obtaining a Degree in Computer Science back in 2012, he has founded three successful startups and gained vast amounts of exceptional computing and product development skills. especially during recruitment. Diversity is and should not be used as a recognition framework ?—?I

How to reduce unconscious bias at work


A 2012 study out of Yale found that—when given the choice between two similar candidates, one from each sex—college faculty preferred hiring male candidates who they perceived to be more competent and worthy of commanding higher salaries. “Despite efforts to recruit and retain more women,” the researchers wrote, “a stark gender disparity persists within academic science.” Height discrimination.