EEOC claims $486 million for victims of workplace bias in 2019

Business Management Daily

The EEOC secured $486 million for victims of discrimination in the workplace in fiscal year 2019, according to the commission’s annual financial report. That’s the lesson recently learned by an employer that should have known better. Discrimination and Harassment Employment Law

Firing Employee Who Made Threats: Opposition Isn’t Always Protected

HR Daily Advisor

The Iowa Court of Appeals recently found that an employee who made violent threats on Facebook couldn’t sue her former employer for retaliation after she was terminated. A black female employee had 5 years’ tenure with her employer when she began having serious attendance problems.

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6 less recognized forms of harassment or discrimination

Insperity

Many businesses leaders, managers and co-workers fail to appreciate subtle or less aggressive behaviors that others can perceive as harassment, discrimination or the creation of a hostile work environment. Employees who are telling inappropriate jokes should be reminded that the company promotes an environment of respect and professionalism and that any use of language or jokes could be a violation of company policy or the law.

Don’t Let an Offhanded Comment Bring About a Lawsuit

HR Daily Advisor

The problem with approaching the performance review process with dread is that many employers succumb to common pitfalls that render evaluations more harmful than helpful. White sued Home Depot for age discrimination, associational disability discrimination, and negligent misrepresentation.

University of Tennessee in Legal Hot Water Over Botched Hiring of Greg Schiano

HR Daily Advisor

Some of you may have heard of the legal entanglement surrounding the University of Tennessee’s botched hiring of controversial coach Greg Schiano. The Tennessee coaching search has produced high drama over the past two weeks. Currie’s Employment Status.

Decreasing the Generational Divide

HRO Today

As the “Ok, boomer” rhetoric makes the rounds on social media, emerging in memes, hashtags, t-shirts, and even the halls of parliament, it is also increasingly making its way into the workplace—raising age discrimination concerns that could have dire consequences for businesses.

WIRTW #481 (the “proof of concept” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

A couple of months ago I wrote a post entitled, When You Discover That You Employ a Nazi. Here’s what else I read this week: Discrimination. Eight takes on sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider.

WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. Sexual Harassment has a major impact on NYC employers — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions. Age Discrimination Suit Because Job Posting Asked for “No More Than ‘X’ Years of Experience” — via Michigan Employment Law Advisor.

WIRTW #498 (the “blarney” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Have you ever thought about what the Patron Saint of Ireland can teach us about employment-law compliance? Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Let Go of Welcomeness — via Kate Bischoff’s tHRive Law & Consulting LLC. Photo by Khara Woods on Unsplash.

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via The HR Capitalist, Kris Dunn In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar? — via In House Transgender Discrimination is Illegal — via Cleveland Employment Law Blog Social Media & Workplace Technology Is Big Brother Watching?

WIRTW #469 (the “rock the lot” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. Of Hoodies And Hoverboards: Age Discrimination In Tech — via FisherBroyles. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog.

WIRTW #480 (the “another Fake ID” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Indulge me, as this morning I once again take off my employment-law blogger hat, and replace it with my proud dad / music blogger hat. Discrimination. Sessions “Religious Freedom” and Title VII Guidance Will Legalize Discrimination Against LGBTQ Americans — via MomsRising.

WIRTW #458 (the “update” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what else I read this week: Discrimination. It’s the last thing you want to hear at your employee-client’s deposition — via Eric Meyer’s Employer Handbook Blog. via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. via Work Place Coach Blog News. via Employer Law Report.

WIRTW #484 (the “happy place” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Have you voted yet for the Worst Employer of 2017 ? Discrimination. via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Would you require a new C-Suite hire to affirm no history of discrimination at work? —

WIRTW #388 (the “queen of all the world” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Please check out the latest post on Meyers Roman’s new Ohio OSHA Law Blog — Federal court slaps down OSHA’s broad interpretation of its machine-guarding standard. I’ve decided that when I grow up, I want to be Norah. She has a pretty good life.

Eric, can I get a simple breakdown of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on class-action waivers?

The Employer Handbook

Yesterday, in a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court held that companies can require workers to arbitrate employment claims alone. The question before the Supreme Court was which law, the FAA or the NLRA, trumps the other ?

WIRTW #394 (the “re-gift” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Trojan travails: Coach Sarkisian’s alcoholism-discrimination lawsuit against USC — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. 3d Circuit on “Joint Employers” Under Title VII — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space.

Top 17 Hr Blogs that you must follow in 2019

CuteHR

In any workplace, managers are bound to have a series of questions on topics of immigration, unions, discrimination, or harassment. We can’t expect every manager to have full knowledge of employment law.

WIRTW #478 (the “Fake ID” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. via Employment Matters Blog. Pro Wrestling Photo Not Enough to Pin Employer — via Suits by Suits. Cyber Security Best Practices — via Carpe Datum Law. Employers: Compassion is Key — via Next Blog.

Eric, can I get a simple breakdown of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on class-action waivers?

The Employer Handbook

Yesterday, in a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court held that companies can require workers to arbitrate employment claims alone. The question before the Supreme Court was which law, the FAA or the NLRA, trumps the other ?

WIRTW #459 (the “weeps” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Employee Coming Out Has Rattled Some Cages — via Work Place Coach Blog News. now she’s suing for her job back — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

WIRTW #457 (the “sad clown” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Employer Liability for Data Breaches: Where Are We Now? — via Employment Law Navigator. via Work Place Coach Blog News. Marijuana at Work: Testing of (and for) Mary Jane — via Employment Law Lookout.

WIRTW #456 (the “new music Friday” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Employer successfully fights EEOC subpoena — via EmployerLINC. Judge Absolves Equal Opportunity Harasser But You Shouldn’t — via Minnesota Employment Law Report. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog.

WIRTW #489 (the “on tour” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Does Facebook Facilitate Age Discrimination in Job Ads? — Older Workers Say Age Discrimination Is Widespread, Though Stats Are Hard To Find — via Colorado Public Radio. What might changes to sexual-harassment laws look like? — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. via Troutman Sanders HR Law Matters. Here’s What #MeToo Means To Your Workplace — via Work Place Coach Blog News.

HR documentation: A step-by-step guide

Insperity

Here’s why: It’s the story of your company’s interaction with each employee, from the start to end of employment. It’s your assurance that you’re in compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations. Many states, counties and cities have paid leave laws.

WIRTW #449 (the “do-over” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

He is currently a law school dean. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. No Love for Guns in Workplace Is Protected, Court Finds — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

Bullying In The Workplace – Facing Big Bad Bosses

TalentCulture

Coaching others through the experience of bully boss behavior is never easy. Only 1 in 5 instances of workplace bullying actually rise to the level of illegal discrimination or harassment. Workplace bullying laws have seen success in some countries, but in the U.S.

Is Ousting Your ‘Disoriented’ CEO an ADA Violation?

HR Daily Advisor

The board eventually fired him and he sued, alleging that the employer regarded him as disabled and fired him because of that perceived disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employer Takeaway.

Book Review – Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Workplace (5th ed.) by Paul E. Levy

Workplace Psychology

I was delighted to find the topic of coaching also included. Levy explained that although “coaching is not considered as a training technique in many classic treatments of organizational training. [He to discriminate) against a group if the selection rate (i.e.,

WIRTW #392 (the “miles and miles and miles” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Employers Beware: EEOC’s 2015 Performance And Accountability Report Reaffirms Its Commitment To High Profile, Systemic Litigation — via Workplace Class Action Litigation Tipping as Employment Discrimination? —

Strategic HR: Writing a Strong Termination Letter

HR Daily Advisor

Some investigations of misconduct require the employer to decide who is telling the truth. The company provided you with two additional weeks of task-specific training with a coach during the first quarter of 2017. Strategic HR employer investigations policy termination

WIRTW #495 (the “guns” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. One employer just slayed both the Ebola Monster and an ADA lawsuit — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Eighth Circuit: Employer May “Elaborate” on Explanation for Termination During Litigation — via Employment Law Lookout.

WIRTW #393 (the “Darth Trump” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Work Place Coach Blog News Are Workplace Anti-Bullying Laws Desirable? — The Internet was invented in 1983. It’s taken me 32 years to figure out why. The Internet was invented so that someone could replace audio of Darth Vader with audio of Donald Trump in Star Wars clips.

WIRTW #477 (the “just another brick in the wall” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. The Risks of Bias Testing — via Jonathan Segal’s HR Law. Calling President An Idiot May Be Protected Speech (But Maybe Not) — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

My Manager is a Failure

Evil HR Lady

Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz 4comments: Harris Silverman - Business Coach said. But, luckily for them there company recently employed a professional employer organization and the PEO revamped the company into a more efficient working envirnment.

Is Networking Dead?

Evil HR Lady

Lynette Allen, The Womens Coaching Company.co.uk I know one guy who did a blog post comparing and critiquing the websites of all his top ten prospective employers. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR.

Am I Too Fat to Get Hired?

Evil HR Lady

" This might be classified as falling within the ADA (law passed in the USA - "The Americans with Disabilities Act"). Therefore, an employer will need to make a "reasonable" accomodation to fit this person in. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?