EEOC issues new discrimination guidance: 11 things you must know

HR Morning

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.

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace Costs Employers

HR Daily Advisor

It’s no secret that discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims based on disability cost employers plenty—and it’s not just the dollars awarded in damages (although, admittedly, some jury awards are eye-popping). So, what should employers do to avoid disability discrimination?

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Amended Harassment and Discrimination Rules Are Here – Starting with California

TriNet

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

It just got a little easier to charge you with discrimination

HR Morning

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.

50th Anniversary of Age Discrimination Protections

HRWatchdog

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibiting age bias against workers 40 years of age and older. On June 14, the EEOC held a meeting to explore age discrimination in the United States workforce and future challenges.

EEOC files landmark parental leave lawsuit: Was dad discriminated against?

HR Morning

When this employer rolled out its parental leave policy a few years ago, it probably never imagined it would be facing an EEOC discrimination lawsuit by one of its employees. The EEOC filed a discrimination lawsuit against Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Massachusetts Ruling Opens Door to Discrimination Suits Over Medical Marijuana

HR Daily Advisor

Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC, that an employee who was fired for failing a drug test based on her use of medical marijuana could sue her former employer for handicap discrimination under Massachusetts state law. ADA & Disabilities accommodation disability discrimination employees

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.

Onionhead in the workplace: Crying a warning on workplace discrimination

OmegaHR Solutions

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.

Court: Sexual Stereotyping Is Really Sexual Discrimination

TLNT: The Business of HR

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.

Federal courts split over sexual orientation discrimination

HRWest

By Diane Buisman A recent string of federal appeals court cases regarding sexual orientation discrimination has shone a light on an area of open interpretation under federal law. The post Federal courts split over sexual orientation discrimination appeared first on HR West℠.

Letter to employees during EEOC investigation may violate discrimination laws

Ohio Employer's Law

Suppose an employee files an EEOC charge of discrimination against you. If you choose option “2”, you may have violated federal discrimination laws, at least according to a Connecticut federal judge. Related Stories The 16th nominee for the “worst employer of 2017” is … the rapid retaliator This is what the interactive process is supposed to look like The (high) times they are a changin’: medical marijuana and disability discrimination.

Here’s Why Your Temp Workers Can Probably Sue You For Discrimination

TLNT: The Business of HR

Contingent & Temporary Discrimination Employee Classification Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Hiring Discrimination HR Management HR News HR Trends Legal, Compliance & Policies Temporary FeaturedBy Eric B. Meyer.

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.

Parental status discrimination is NOT a thing. But should it be?

Ohio Employer's Law

Indeed, discrimination based on one’s status as a parent is, in and of itself, NOT illegal. In that case, the plaintiff, a medical sales rep and working mom, claimed sex discrimination. The alleged discrimination? SHOULD parental status discrimination be a thing?

Employees that steal don’t win discrimination cases, but might win defamation cases

Ohio Employer's Law

As a result, Shann lost his disability discrimination, and FMLA interference and retaliation claim. disability discriminationJason Shann worked as the Enterprise Desktop Management Team Leader in the IT department of Atlantic Health System.

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. .

EEOC Ruling on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

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.

Forced retirement is an age discrimination no-no

Ohio Employer's Law

The EEOC has sued a Colorado hospital for age discrimination. In truth, with the exception of a few limited circumstances, mandatory retirement ages are about as close to a slam dunk case of illegal age discrimination you can find. age discriminationImage credit: slate.com.

EEOC broadens its reach with 2 new discrimination lawsuits

HR Morning

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.

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

HR Morning

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

Discrimination: A Workplace Disorder

TalentCulture

The story centered on the topic of discrimination as commented by and seen through the eyes of a few recruiters in the staffing industry. The comments in this article illustrated the very nature of systemic discrimination across America and how well engrained it is in this country.

OFCCP Quietly Resolves Hiring Discrimination Claims Against Total Minorities

BALANCEview HR

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.

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.

Possible Gender Discrimination

Evil HR Lady

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.

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.

Sex Discrimination Guidelines: ‘Outdated and Inaccurate’

HR Daily Advisor

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.

Forced Pagan Ritual Ends in Discrimination Lawsuit for Virginia Employer

HR Daily Advisor

District Court in Norfolk, Virginia, drives this point home—and reminds employers to train managers and supervisors on discrimination and sexual harassment in order to avoid these types of lawsuits in the future. Employment Law HR Strange But True 2014 BLR discrimination HR

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.

Feds issue sex discrimination final rule: 7 things all employers need to know

HR Morning

The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just updated a final rule updating the sex discrimination regulations federal contractors are required to abide by. Discrimination & Harassment Special Report dol final rule regulations rule sex bias sex discriminatio

EEOC sends a message about age discrimination

OmegaHR Solutions

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?

Paternalism vs. pregnancy discrimination

Ohio Employer's Law

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.

Price tag for sex and age discrimination: $250k

HR Morning

RCH Colorado, owner and operator of the Reserve Casino Hotel, a prominent hotel and casino in Central City, CO, will pay $250,000 to settle an age and sex discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. revise and distribute its anti-discrimination policies, and.

Our employment discriminations laws are not a pretense

Ohio Employer's Law

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

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.

OFCCP and Aramark Settle Hiring Discrimination and Steering Claims

BALANCEview HR

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EEOC Steps Up Data Collection on Discrimination

HRE's The Leader Board

In case you missed this bit of news on your rush out the door to start your weekend last Friday: In an effort to improve the information available about religious discrimination, the U.S. These changes, the agency says, will allow it to collect more precise data about the religion of the individual alleging discrimination – allowing the EEOC, as well as the public, to recognize and respond to trends in charge data. discrimination EEOC employment law HR profession

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.

Blind Hiring Can Reduce Discrimination In Hiring

TheHRBlog

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.

A few notes about pregnancy discrimination

OmegaHR Solutions

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed in 1978, yet despite the amount of time on the books employers violate it all the time. The variety of discrimination cases dealing with pregnancy cover a broad spectrum of reasons.