Disability Discrimination in the Workplace Costs Employers

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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?

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.

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Letter to employees during EEOC investigation may violate discrimination laws

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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.

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

Federal courts split over sexual orientation discrimination

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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℠.

11 reasons to pay attention to EEOC’s new discrimination guidance

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The EEOC’s latest proposed guidance covers a topic a lot of employers probably think they already know well: national origin discrimination. ” Translation, the feds are going to be vigilantly looking for employers who discriminate against people in those classes.

Forced retirement is an age discrimination no-no

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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.

Massachusetts Ruling Opens Door to Discrimination Suits Over Medical Marijuana

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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

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.

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.

Avoiding Mental Health Discrimination in the Workplace

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Is Vegan Discrimination a Real Thing?

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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.

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

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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.

The (high) times they are a changin’: medical marijuana and disability discrimination

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In what is believed to be the first decision of its kind, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has allowed an employee to pursue a disability discrimination claim based on the use of medical marijuana. disability discrimination

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. .

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Does Dentist’s Age Discrimination Claim Stand a Chance Under the ADEA?

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3rd Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently heard a dentist’s claim that her discharge constituted age discrimination. On appeal, Gabby could not identify any direct evidence of discrimination. The U.S.

Sex discrimination lawsuits cost four employers a bundle

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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?

New sex discrimination ruling: 4 things employers need to know

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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.