EEOC issues new discrimination guidance: 11 things you must know

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The new guidance covers national origin discrimination, and it has replaced the EEOC’s 2002 compliance manual section on that topic. Of course, employers already know they can’t discriminate against individuals on the basis of their national origin.

Amended Harassment and Discrimination Rules Are Here – Starting with California

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California-based employers with five or more employees must now comply with amended anti-discrimination regulations regarding the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that went into effect on April. Legal News & Compliance anti-discrimination laws

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It just got a little easier to charge you with discrimination

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Now, even if you’re trying to help individuals work for your company, you could be charged with discrimination. . Treating workers differently in either process could now lead to charges of national origin discrimination or citizenship status discrimination.

Court: Sexual Stereotyping Is Really Sexual Discrimination

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Last September, for the first time ever, the EEOC sued two private employers for discriminating against employees who had transitioned from one gender to another. By Eric B. Meyer.

What is intersectional discrimination and why should you care?

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The EEOC has issued new guidance on national origin discrimination. This is an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) term that has received new emphasis in the PROPOSED Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination document released in early June.

Avoiding Mental Health Discrimination in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Most employers are well aware that disability discrimination is illegal. Just like any physical disability, mental health conditions are covered by the ADA, and employers cannot discriminate against qualified applicants or employees with such conditions.

Discrimination Guidance

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The EEOC reminds us that there are protections against religious and ethnic discrimination that employers must abide by. The EEOC specifically says: “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination based on religion, ethnicity, country of origin, race, or color. Employers are prohibited from discriminating in all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignments, pay, and termination.

Our employment discriminations laws are not a pretense

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Wal-Mart Stores [pdf] , a fairly run of the mill age discrimination lawsuit. The court decided that Richardson had failed to establish that Wal-Mart’s reason for firing her—a two-year history of disciplinary warnings—was pretext for age discrimination. discrimination

Paternalism vs. pregnancy discrimination

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According to this EEOC press release , the agency has sued a North Carolina retail-furniture franchise for pregnancy discrimination. That concern, however, does not excuse pregnancy discrimination. EEOC pregnancy discriminationPaternalism and pregnant workers do not mix.

Should Your Pay Plan Discriminate?

Compensation Cafe

The word "discrimination" carries with it a multitude of negative connotations and is generally viewed as an unacceptable practice. Any organization that espouses a pay-for-performance approach to rewards already announces that they will discriminate in favor of higher performing employees.

Onionhead in the workplace: Crying a warning on workplace discrimination

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The EEOC doesn’t like religious discrimination even if it is a “fringe” religion or can be declared one. The second is that Onionhead is a character that the EEOC claimed is a religious figurehead used by one company to discriminate against its employees.

Blind Hiring Can Reduce Discrimination In Hiring

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The results were way better than the industry average, Best HR Practices Gender Diversity Workplace How To Increase Hiring Diversity How To Reduce Gender discrimination in Hiring How To Reduce Hiring BiasA company providing Blind Hiring in the United States conducted 1,200 auditions across 13 companies to study if real change is happening or not.

Age discrimination verdict: Jury awards former employee a whopping $51 million

HR Morning

Yet another example of how painful getting caught for discrimination law violations can be for employers: A New Jersey jury has just awarded a Lockheed Martin engineer an astonishing $51 million for discriminating against him because of his age. .

Is Vegan Discrimination a Real Thing?

HR Daily Advisor

In the case of one Portland, Oregon, doughnut shop, the answer to this question is, “Yes, vegan discrimination is a real thing.” However, the owner of the company has done his HR homework and covered his bases to avoid a charge of unlawful discrimination based on disability or religion.

“Perceived” national origin discrimination may not be illegal, but…

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Lost in the maelstrom of the last week’s FLSA overtime rule injunction was the news that the EEOC issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination. Let me point out, however, one area of contention—the issue of “perceived” national origin discrimination.

Next up on the EEOC’s radar: age discrimination

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This year, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act turns 50. Which means the law itself has been protected from age discrimination for a decade (rim shot). According to the EEOC, “The meeting will explore the state of age discrimination in America today and the challenges it poses for the future.”. In my message to Congress in January of this very year, I recommended the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. age discrimination

Are ban-the-box laws actually causing more racial discrimination?

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I read with great interest an article on vox.com, entitled, “Ban the box” might just replace one kind of discrimination with another. As a result, racial discrimination against black and Latino job applicants (especially men) replaces discrimination based on criminal record.

When an Employee Tosses Banana Peels and Claims Discrimination

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HR News & Trends Legal Issues HR management HR News HR trends Legal racial discrimination workplace discrimination By Eric B. Meyer. Where do I find these cases I write about, you ask? I ain’t telling. But seriously, this case ( Ennis v. Transit. Corp. )

Federal Court Allows Discrimination Against Transgendered Employee

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Under federal law ( Title VII) , employers cannot discriminate because of one’s sex. Indeed, they’ve begun filing federal lawsuits on behalf of transgender employees who claim to have been discriminated against. HR News & Trends Legal Issues gender discrimination HR management HR News HR trends LBGT Legal Title VII transgender discrimination workplace discrimination By Eric B. Meyer.

Is Transexual Discrimination Legal? One Company Says That It Is

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Jamal claims that Saks violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against her because she is transsexual. Saks claims that the complaint lacks merit because Title VII doesn’t prohibit discrimination against transgender employees. By Eric B. Meyer.

OFCCP and Aramark Settle Hiring Discrimination and Steering Claims

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EEOC Ruling on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage bans illegal across the country, many people have raised the question of discrimination. It may be legal for same-sex couples to marry, but it’s still also seemingly legal in many areas for businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation.

EEOC broadens its reach with 2 new discrimination lawsuits

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The EEOC has officially unveiled yet another way employees can sue you for discrimination. . The agency announced that it has filed its first two sex discrimination cases based on sexual orientation.

OFCCP Settles Steering and Compensation Discrimination Claim with Alabama Contractor

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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) continues to demonstrate its focus on steering and compensation discrimination by entering into a conciliation agreement with Vulcan Information Packaging (Vulcan) facility located in Vincent, AL.

OFCCP Quietly Resolves Hiring Discrimination Claims Against Total Minorities

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In February 2017, Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) entered into a conciliation agreement with Oil States Skagit SMATCO, LLC to settle allegations of discrimination against minority applicants for mechanic positions at the offshore equipment and service provider’s Houma, LA location.

Obesity and Its Relationship to Disability Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

Obesity and Its Relationship to Disability Discrimination. This situation can be further complicated when an employee has been subjected to weight-based discrimination. The post Obesity and Its Relationship to Disability Discrimination appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

A valuable lesson on what’ll get you sued for sex discrimination

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So why in the world was her sex discrimination lawsuit allowed to stand? . Still, after her termination, she filed a sex discrimination lawsuit. Discrimination & Harassment Special Report lawsuit sex bias sex discrimination

Possible Gender Discrimination

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How am I not supposed to see this as gender discrimination? To read the answer, click here: Possible Gender Discrimination. The post Possible Gender Discrimination appeared first on Evil HR Lady I have been in my current job for about one year. I have been working in my industry for eight years and have an MBA. When I applied, the minimum experience was two years. A new man has started in the development program, which is a higher level.

New sex discrimination ruling: 4 things employers need to know

HR Morning

In essence, what the court said was that employers aren’t prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation. When Hively’s part-time employment contract wasn’t renewed by the college, she filed a claim with the EEOC alleging sexual orientation discrimination.

In ‘Landmark’ Ruling, Court Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Illegal

HR Daily Advisor

Federal nondiscrimination law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court ruled for the first time on April 4. Sexual orientation discrimination is, in fact, sex discrimination, according to the majority.

EEOC sends a message about age discrimination

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As we close in on the 50 th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) the EEOC announced the settlement of a long-lived age discrimination suit against Texas Roadhouse. How many were discriminated against? What caused this discrimination?

Sex discrimination lawsuits cost four employers a bundle

HR Morning

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has made it clear that its chief enforcement target is “systematic” discrimination on the part of employers. According to EEOC’s lawsuit, PMT engaged in a pattern or practice of systemic hiring discrimination when, between Jan.

Court Says You Can Fire A Worker You Believe Made Up A Discrimination Claim

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It’s not just people who fabricate complaints of discrimination at work who can be fired, but those whom you believe fabricated discrimination claims. Discrimination Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) HR News Legal - Compliance & Policies Title VII (EEOC

Sex Discrimination Guidelines: ‘Outdated and Inaccurate’

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Existing sex discrimination guidelines (found at 41 C.F.R. The rule would: Clarify that adverse treatment of an employee because of gender-stereotyped assumptions about family caretaking responsibilities is discrimination. Compensation and Benefits Discrimination Clarified.