Companies Rethinking NDAs with Discrimination Settlements


Similar tactics are often used in racial discrimination settlements. Let’s take a look at how and why, and at what employers need to know. ” Ozoma added that she experienced racism, discrimination and abuse at Pinterest.

Addressing Age Discrimination in Employment


In fact, the FEHA has very specific requirements as far as age discrimination is concerned.). Barnes points to a study from 2017 that showed considerably stronger evidence of discrimination against older women than older men — much like the WerkLabs study.


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“Must Be Currently Employed.” Is Unemployment Discrimination Legal?


Unemployment Discrimination Could Create a Disparate Impact. Disparate impact is unintentional discrimination that affects a protected group of people, even if the rule or action appears to be neutral. Is Unemployment Discrimination Legal? Is Unemployment Discrimination Legal?

How Serious are EEOC Age Discrimination Charges? Very.


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a government agency charged with enforcing federal civil rights laws, such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). The post How Serious are EEOC Age Discrimination Charges?

Telecommuting Discrimination – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We’ve talked before about telecommuting and about discriminating against parents , but never together. Is this considered discrimination in the workplace? Heather is an employment attorney and regular contributor at HR Examiner. Heather] Employers cannot make a rule that an employee who has children at home cannot work from home. This is sometimes called Family Responsibilities Discrimination. It is gender, marital status, and family status discrimination.

What to Do When an Employee Complains About ‘Discrimination’


An employee complained to me that a coworker frequently yells at the employee for parking in the wrong spot and says that the coworker is “discriminating” against him by yelling at him. CalChamber members can read more about Types of Discrimination in the HR Library.

Is Not Hiring Smokers Discrimination?

Employment Metrix

But is it discrimination not to? Let’s take a closer look at what’s really going on here, shall we? This policy is a responsible step in fostering a culture of wellness at U-Haul, with the goal of helping our Team Members on their health journey.”.

Colorado POWR Act Proposes Broad Anti-Discrimination Changes


What this means for Colorado employers is that liability would accrue for employment discrimination and harassment against a whole new class of individuals, including those working in the gig economy with limited connections to their organizations.

Biden’s Order Signals Shift Towards Fighting Discrimination


A new Executive Order from President Biden portends a seismic shift in White House policy on preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. “It The post Biden’s Order Signals Shift Towards Fighting Discrimination first appeared on Trusaic.

Disney Fighting Class-Action Status for Pay Discrimination Lawsuit


A pay discrimination lawsuit against Walt Disney Company claiming the entertainment company has violated the California Equal Pay Act has expanded to include ABC Television, as well as Disney’s music label and film studio.

Law Firm Subject of Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit


Six lawyers from Jones Day have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging an array of gender discrimination claims against the law firm, including pay discrimination, sexual harassment, and stifled advancement. Even law firms and attorneys are not immune to equal pay issues.

EEOC to Employers: Be Proactive on Addressing Instances of Age Discrimination


A number of federal, state, and local laws make it illegal to discriminate against a job candidate or employee on the basis of age. For example, theAge Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination based on age for persons 40 or older.

Coping with Gender Discrimination Issues at Work


Continue reading Coping with Gender Discrimination Issues at Work at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog. Gender Discrimination Gender Diversity Issues of gender discrimination

“Discrimination Against LGBTQ Workers is Illegal” Rules Supreme Court


The Supreme Court recently ruled that sex discrimination, as outlined in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. How do employers avoid discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity ruling?

Restructuring? How to Avoid Layoff Discrimination

Intoo USA

One important legal concern to keep in mind are the federal laws against employment discrimination enforced by the U.S. Although layoff discrimination may seem like a clear-cut issue—you either intentionally discriminated against an employee or you didn’t—real-life cases are not always so cut and dried. It is possible to inadvertently conduct a reduction in force in a way that opens your company up to layoff discrimination lawsuits.

How to Respond to Workplace Discrimination

Take It Personel-ly

If you ever got bullied at school, you probably first tried to brush it off, and you only went to your parents or your […]. Business Human Resources Leadership business leaders business outcomes Career Career Advice discrimination Growth HR HR101 hrblog HRblogs Humanbiz Improvement Workplace workplace discrimination workplace safety workplace wellness

Coping with Gender Discrimination Issues at Work


Continue reading Coping with Gender Discrimination Issues at Work at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog. Gender Discrimination Gender Diversity Issues of gender discrimination

Worst States for Age Discrimination in the Covid Economy

Take It Personel-ly

Age discrimination claims have spiked in over a dozen states since 2018. Older workers are especially at risk for “benign” discrimination and layoffs out of fear for their health, an issue unique to this recession.

Discrimination 101

The Employer Handbook

Ischa1, Helder [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons A few days ago, I blogged about How does one of your employees actually prove discrimination in court? Late last week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals adjudicated — such a lawyerly word, ‘adjudicated’ — this race discrimination case. On Monday, we talked about the first step of that process; namely, the prima facie claim of discrimination.

Criminal History and Discrimination: Assessing Applicants Properly

Accurate Background

One way to give everyone a fair shot at securing a job is to run a background check after determining whether the applicant meets the criteria and is a good fit for your company and the position. Is the criminal offense relevant to the position at hand?

When obesity discrimination is legal


Obesity discrimination: Can you be turned down for a job because of your weight? Is discriminating against a job applicant ever legal? The title to this post isn’t a typo: obesity isn’t a protected class, meaning an employer could discriminate based on weight or any other appearance-based criteria at almost any time. Let me first say, however, that discriminating against a job applicant because of weight has never been a best practice.

5 Most Common Examples of Workplace Discrimination

Career Metis

Title VIII of this Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on color, race, religion, pregnancy status, HIV/AIDS status, citizenship, the nation of origin, or sex. Here are five examples of workplace discrimination. Sex Discrimination.

Workplace Gender Discrimination Is Alive And Well In 2021

Thrive Global

The young doctor masked up and took her place around the operating table with the other male physicians at a major hospital in the Northeast. Under federal law gender discrimination in which an employee is treated differently or unfairly based on their gender is illegal.

What to Do if the EEOC Receives a Charge of Discrimination Against Your Company


Employees or former employees who feel that they have been discriminated against in the workplace are usually the reason that charges of discrimination are filed. Often an attempt at mediation.

Thoughts on Discrimination

HR Examiner

” Diversity: Voices of Discrimination “Atticus, he was real nice. ” Diversity: Perception, Inequality and Blame “There will never be agreement on the causes of discrimination, and blaming and assigning fault neither prevents discrimination nor promotes equality. Instead, we need to start by acknowledging that discrimination is real.” ” Diversity: Why Laws Don’t Fix Discrimination “(L)aws do not solve social and cultural issues.

How Pay Equity Audits Can Help Companies Avoid Racial Discrimination


The waves of community outreach, protests, and activism following the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and others present employers with an opportunity to implement or reinforce antiracist policies at work. Employers are liable for both forms of discrimination.

The Non Discrimination Policy: Importance and 5 Examples

Digital HR Tech

You need a non discrimination policy in your workplace, and this article will help you write one that reflects your company’s commitment to treating everyone equally. Why you need a non-discrimination policy in the workplace. Every country has differing laws regarding discrimination.

Why You Should Always Discriminate in the Workplace


Discrimination isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I overheard a conversation the other day between two employees at a local restaurant. He is always discriminating against me for coming in a few minutes late or not getting my work done as fast as Joe.” People feel like all kinds of discrimination are bad/wrong/evil. See, we won’t discriminate against you for your age, gender, etc. I can discriminate against you all day long.

Dear Jane, I’m facing discrimination at work

HR Digest

I have requested to continue working from home, but my boss says I have to be at work. discrimination at work. Discrimination at Work. If your boss prevents you from working from home contact the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the civil- or human-rights agency in your state and explore options for filings a charge of disability-based discrimination. I’M NOT PROVIDED PROTECTIVE GEAR AT WORK.

Can you legally fire a “victim” whom you honestly believe has fabricated a discrimination complaint at work?

The Employer Handbook

Let’s answer one of the most common questions that I receive when I speak at HR events. The plaintiff worked at a fast-food restaurant for a few weeks. Image Credit: (CC0 public domain license).

Workplace lactation discrimination laws are expanding: Stay compliant

HR Morning

A recent lactation discrimination case in Delaware resulted in a $1 million jury award to a mother who sued when harassment from co-workers and supervisors caused her to stop pumping breast milk and subsequently lose her supply. . The award highlights employers’ exposure to lawsuits stemming from ignoring the rights of nursing mothers in the workplace, as defined under Title VII of the civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and a variety of state and municipal laws.

Tips for overcoming racial discrimination in the workplace

HR Digest

Discrimination based on race, age, disability, or any other thing that sets you apart from the majority is not acceptable in any walk of life but more so in the workplace. First all do not shy away from mentioning discrimination in your organization.

US Foods and OFCCP Settle Hiring Discrimination Claims

Berkshire Associates

has entered into a conciliation agreement with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to settle allegations of hiring discrimination at the foodservice distributors’ Wixom, Michigan facility. Affirmative Action Gender DiscriminationUS Foods, Inc.

8 steps to stamp out LGBT discrimination

Business Management Daily

Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people is nothing new. For years there have been complaints, court cases, and stories in the media that show just how vulnerable the LGBT population is to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

NYC bans hairstyle discrimination at work

HR Morning

The Commission also can require violators to make policy changes and rehire anyone discriminated against. Employers in the Big Apple now need to be extra cautious before making employment decisions based on somebody’s hairstyle. The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently released guidance prohibiting firing or demoting employees who wear hairstyles reflecting their culture. Employers are also prohibited from refusing to hire based on hair style. Penalties up to $250K.