Harnessing the Power of Pay Comparisons to Drive Productivity?

Compensation Cafe

The fact that our behavior is shaped by the constant comparisons we make between ourselves and those in our reference group has been well established in sociology, psychology and economics. Seniority pay, previous relevant experience (that may or may not relate to productivity), salary history, implicit bias, and intentional discrimination all influence decisions when setting a worker's pay.

Sexual Harassment Training on Grovo: A Comparison with New York State’s Model Training

Grovo HR

Our content helps managers follow necessary procedures under California law, and also to create an inclusive team culture that makes harassment and discrimination less likely. The post Sexual Harassment Training on Grovo: A Comparison with New York State’s Model Training appeared first on Grovo Blog. It’s October 9, which means New York State’s Labor Law § 201-g , goes into effect today.

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The Amazon Example: Can AI Discriminate?

HR Daily Advisor

It should be able to make judgments and comparisons solely on merit and create a shortlist of the best candidates. All too often, we risk re-creating past discrimination, even when we try not to. How AI May Discriminate in Recruiting: The Amazon Example.

Workplace Discrimination: Comparing American and European Workplaces

Eightfold

More than 4 in 10 American workers report feeling discrimination in the workplace. . According to our data, 43 percent of American workers say they have faced discrimination at work. . Workplace discrimination is, unfortunately, not an uncommon occurrence, but it might occur more often in the United States than it does in Europe. Across the European job markets we surveyed, fewer respondents reported that they had faced discrimination at work: 36 percent in Germany.

How does one of your employees actually prove discrimination in court?

The Employer Handbook

This case involved a woman who claimed that her employer discriminated against her based on her race and her gender. So, she asserted an intentional-discrimination claim under a bunch of federal anti-discrimination statutes; namely, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , the Equal Protection Clause , and 42 U.S.C. ” No employer should leverage this decision to scheme ways to discriminate intentionally. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment

Judge greenlights discrimination claim of white employee critical of Black Lives Matter movement

The Employer Handbook

So, among other things, the plaintiff alleged race discrimination. On the one hand, we have a white employee who isn’t exactly making an apples-to-apples comparison between himself and other co-workers.

Plaintiff’s discrimination claim foiled by Instagram filters

The Employer Handbook

Then, the plaintiff sued for race discrimination. Lungstrum explain: For several reasons, plaintiff’s comparison to Ms. Image Credit: By Ragesoss (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ([link] via Wikimedia Commons HR compliance has evolved from FMLA facebook posts to 16 shades of Instagram hair. . But first, The Simpsons. There’s an episode of The Simpsons from its third season called “ Homer at the Bat.”

A New Orleans Saints Cheerleader claims players get better treatment and that’s discrimination

The Employer Handbook

By robbiesaurus (Flickr: Saint’s Cheerleaders with Saint Bernard) [ CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons But, is it really discrimination if football players get preferential treatment over cheerleaders? Does this really amount to gender discrimination?

A New Orleans Saints Cheerleader claims players get better treatment and that’s discrimination

The Employer Handbook

By robbiesaurus (Flickr: Saint’s Cheerleaders with Saint Bernard) [ CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons But, is it really discrimination if football players get preferential treatment over cheerleaders? On Sunday, Ken Belson at the New York Times reported here that a female cheerleader with the New Orleans Saints had filed a Charge of Discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Does this really amount to gender discrimination?

Judge greenlights discrimination claim of white employee critical of Black Lives Matter movement

The Employer Handbook

So, among other things, the plaintiff alleged race discrimination. On the one hand, we have a white employee who isn’t exactly making an apples-to-apples comparison between himself and other co-workers. ” Faced with a motion for judgment on the pleadings, the court ( here ) gave the plaintiff the benefit of the doubt for now: Mr. Kane sufficiently alleges background circumstances showing the plausibility of reverse discrimination.

Can You Refuse to Hire Someone for Speaking Out Against Discrimination?

HR Daily Advisor

The Washington Supreme Court recently held that job applicants have a claim under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) when a prospective employer refuses to hire them in retaliation for their opposition to discrimination by a different employer. The court reasoned that there were “clear factual differences” between the two cases and that “a close comparison of the language of [the workers’ comp statute] and [the WLAD].

ABA amends model professional conduct rules to prohibit discrimination. What took it so long?

Ohio Employer's Law

Last week, during its annual meeting, the American Bar Association amended its model rules of professional conduct to incorporate employment discrimination into attorneys’ ethical mandates. Kudos to the ABA for recognizing that an attorney places his professional ethics in question when one discriminates against or harasses co-workers, clients, other members of the profession, court personnel, witnesses, or anyone else during a business or social activity related to the practice of law.

Deep Rooted

Thrive Global

A racial divide is not the only comparison that drives our lives. Our interactions with them are influenced by our comparisons. Stories, movies, books, organizations are all built around these comparisons. News is all about highlighting somebody who made it to the right side and somebody who found themselves on the wrong side of these comparisons. Maybe our lives should not be driven by comparisons. Community bias Discrimination

In HUGE non-coronavirus news, U.S. Women’s Soccer lost its Equal Pay Act claim

The Employer Handbook

The EPA prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions. For example, the New York Times reported ( here ) that “direct comparisons between the compensation of the men’s and women’s teams can be complicated. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sexd Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay.

Employee on maternity leave fired: Here’s why the company won the lawsuit

HR Morning

But a comparison of the two found some major inconsistencies. Bailey filed a lawsuit, claiming pregnancy discrimination and retaliation. Employment Law Special Report firing maternity leave performance problems pregnancy discrimination resume lies retaliation terminationWhen an employee returns from protected leave, firing them soon after can look like retaliation.

What Other Employers Can Learn From Uber: Recognizing and Combating Sexism in the Workplace

Compensation Today

Start with a gender earnings comparison – through a compensation analytics tool or via spreadsheet – to see if there are any uncovered pay inequities in your organization. HR Management gender discrimination gender pay gap sexual harassmentLast month, a former Uber employee recounted her “ very, very strange year ” at the organization as a female engineer. Her account is a story of sexism, sexual harassment and HR violations that left many asking, “Are you kidding me?!”.

What is EPLI and Does My Business Really Need It?

Tandem HR

This includes claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. In comparison, EPLI is affordable. Ensure the policy covers discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and other intentional acts. Construct effective hiring and screening programs to avoid discrimination in hiring. BLOG Chicago Human Resources Chicago PEO discrimination employees legal rights HR Outsourcing HR Solutions sexual harassment wrongful terminationEPLI Insurance.

Maternity leave does not guarantee continued employment

Ohio Employer's Law

A comparison of Bailey’s two resumés on file lead to the conclusion that Bailey had falsified her later application by exaggerating her prior experience and qualifications. Oakwood Healthcare [pdf] , the 6th Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Bailey’s discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. background checks pregnancy discriminationBy Grand Parc CC BY 2.0 via Wiki Commons. Michelle Bailey worked in the human resources department of Oakwood Healthcare.

New anti-ageism in the workplace bill may pass soon

HR Digest

Ageism or age discrimination is an unfavourable treatment at work of an employee or worker based on the class or category of the person, like employees over age 40. Age discrimination has nothing to do with the individual merit of the person- how much intellectual the person may be.

It’s Everyone’s Job to Care About Job Descriptions

Ultimate Software

We know that JDs help us determine market salary comparisons. We know that JDs can protect us in a disability-discrimination case. This puts the employer in danger of losing a disability-discrimination case. When a race-discrimination plaintiff alleges his co-worker is similarly situated, the court will use a comparison of the two JDs to determine whether that’s the case. by Kate Bischoff.

Helping Managers Understand and Address Stress

DecisionWise

They could also be psychological threats, such as harassment, fear of retribution, or discrimination. Address harassment and discrimination?issues?quickly Worker safety, discrimination, and diversity are topics that extend beyond the scope of this?article. In comparison,?Chinese

The Importance of Human Resource Policies and Procedures

HR Digest

DEALING WITH THE ISSUE OF HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION. The human resource policies and procedures set a platform for dealing with the employees who participate or are the convict of harassment and discrimination. COMPARISON OF EMPLOYEE CONDUCT, ATTENDANCE, AND PUNCTUALITY.

Diversity, Inclusion and The Workplace

HR Counselor's Corner

In comparison, diversity refers to the traits and characteristics that make people unique. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces laws for employers that protects individual employees in the workplace based on specified social classes that may face discrimination.

Bah-gawd, those were two hecka-expensive bottles of orange juice!

The Employer Handbook

Happily for us, doctrine lines up with common sense in this setting… For good reason: The company cannot mask discrimination by firing able-bodied employees who need no accommodation. Any such comparison gives analogy a bad name.

Not Enough: Diversity and Inclusion and Why It’s Falling Short Right Now

Flimp Communications

The American Psychological Association has made note of how, “the unique psycho-social and contextual factors, specifically the common and pervasive exposure to racism and discrimination, creates an additional daily stressor for African-Americans.” We thought we were getting our feet under us and settling into the new normal the pandemic pushed us into. But the protests and unrest of the last few weeks are forcing further self-assessment.

Governor Christie conditionally vetoes an equal-ish pay bill in NJ

The Employer Handbook

In a statement to the NJ Senate , Governor Christie also blasted the bill as “materially chang[ing] the legal standard for establishing wage discrimination”: In its current form, the bill would eliminate any consideration of whether employees’ work was equal and whether they undergo similar working conditions. It would require an oversimplified comparison of wages while ignoring any consideration of the employer’s practices or facilities.

The Burden of Empathy: A Woman’s Tale of Being a Victim and Witness of Harassment

PerformanceICreate

It’s not enough to say, “I didn’t practice discrimination or exclusion.” It doesn’t matter how hard I’ve worked or struggled, that’s not the comparison being made. I’ve spent most of my life completely ignorant to my white girl privilege. When I finally started to wake up, I was not prepared for the pain and shame I would feel. It’s not enough to say, “I didn’t know.”

3 Guidelines to Help HR Leaders Rethink Diversity in the Workplace

Fond

Over the past couple months, the Black Lives Matter movement has shed light and sparked discussions around the pervasive discrimination experienced by BIPOC in almost all aspects of life, work included. Diverse companies also report higher financial returns and a greater market share in comparison to more homogeneous organizations. Overt and Covert Discrimination at Work. Racial discrimination at work is more common than many leaders realize.

4 Commandments for Successful Onboarding

mroads

Having a clearly outlined process not only makes it easier to be sure that every new hire has the skills and tools needed for him or her to succeed, it ensures that the company is not discriminating in any of the policies or practices. It is vital to remove the assessment subjectivity among new hires and current employees through a candidate market medium comparison.

Her resignation letter described a “great experience” at work. Then she sued for hostile-environment constructive discharge.

The Employer Handbook

This recent Fourth Circuit opinion addresses claims of race and gender discrimination. First, she alleges she was mistreated in comparison to white, male employees. Fred the Oyster [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons One of the first hits when you Google ‘resignation letter’ is this career advice from Monster.

A new SHRM study should have employers reexamining their policies on parental leave

The Employer Handbook

Does this disparity demonstrate discrimination against men? If the “maternity” leave includes both time spent to bond with a newborn child and time for mom to recover from childbirth, then the comparison between maternity leave and paternity leave is not apples to apples. On average, organizations gave mothers 41 paid days of maternity leave, compared with 22 paid days of paternity leave for fathers.

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Haunted By Your Ageism Demon?

Thrive Global

By definition ageism is discrimination against persons of a certain age group. Shine as the person to hire during an interview using storytelling tactics that keep hiring managers enthralled when chatting with you—making your competitors seem lackluster in comparison.

3d Cir: Even where old folks are treated fairly, OLDER folks can bring age-bias claims

The Employer Handbook

The latter group brought a disparate-impact claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act against PGW. But because the policy favored younger members of the protected class, adding those individuals to the comparison group washes out the statistical evidence of a disparity. In a nutshell, the ADEA makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate based on age. Don’t ignore state or local age-discrimination laws that offer broader protections for employees.

On International Women’s Day, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team sued U.S. Soccer to demand equal pay.

The Employer Handbook

Women’s National Soccer Team filing a Charge of Discrimination with the U.S. The women further claim that USSF intentionally discriminated against them under Title VII. Andrew Das from the New York Times explains ( here ) some of the obstacles that the women may face here: Direct comparisons between the compensation of the men’s and women’s teams can be complicated. What I do know is that this becomes one of the highest-profile discrimination cases pending.

Cultural Change: An Update on Workforce Diversity

Inpower Coaching

As I’ve begun to explore the interpersonal dynamics of workplace discrimination more closely, I have gone back to update my own understanding of workforce diversity data and what it tells us about the the demographic makeup of the modern workforce. What most of us don’t see , however, is that all humans engage in unconscious bias, which can underlie discrimination if our biases are not consciously redirected.

ADA accommodations don’t require eliminating essential job functions, like coming to work punctually.

The Employer Handbook

But, let’s back up a sec, as I tell you the facts of this disability discrimination case I read last night. The ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against a qualified individual based on a disability. Image Credit: [link] (Public Domain).

A new SHRM study should have employers reexamining their policies on parental leave

The Employer Handbook

Does this disparity demonstrate discrimination against men? If the “maternity” leave includes both time spent to bond with a newborn child and time for mom to recover from childbirth, then the comparison between maternity leave and paternity leave is not apples to apples. On average, organizations gave mothers 41 paid days of maternity leave, compared with 22 paid days of paternity leave for fathers.

How Gender Pay Gap Affects Your Business

Vantage Circle

Every woman needs to know when she's being discriminated against and what the reasons are why she isn't getting equal pay so we can close that pay gap. more in comparison to women. Direct discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The Failures of Bias Training, and What You Should be Doing Instead

TrustRadius HR

Starbucks’s response this discrimination, mandatory training, is a common response to social injustice in the business world. And what should businesses do to address bias and discrimination instead?

EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Analysis

Biddle Consulting

To measure internal pay equity, the OFCCP is clear 1 : Mann-Whitney U test will be used to measure pay equity for gender and 2-group comparisons. Additionally, if this pattern is observed across multiple EEO categories, concerns for systemic pay discrimination will naturally be raised. Analyses that do not make proper apples-to-apples comparisons among similarly situated employees will most likely suffer this very likely consequence.