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?

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.

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

HR Morning

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.

What is intersectional discrimination and why should you care?

OmegaHR Solutions

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.

Social media, discrimination and the royal family

cipHR

The claimant, Angela Gibbons, brought claims of unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and belief discrimination following her dismissal. She brought claims of direct and indirect belief discrimination. Her claim for indirect discrimination also failed.

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.

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

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.

Employee’s refusal to take drug test dooms discrimination claim

Ohio Employer's Law

Can an employee, terminated for refusing to submit to a “reasonable suspicion” drug test, sue the employer for discrimination? discriminationAccording to one recent federal district court opinion (and good ol’ common sense), the answer is no.

How to tackle workplace discrimination against people with cancer

HR Zone

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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.

Avoiding Age Discrimination in the Recruiting Process

HR Daily Advisor

Age discrimination often happens inadvertently. Yet, age discrimination—both intentional and unintentional—still happens frequently during the recruiting process. What can a hiring company do to reduce the amount of age discrimination that may occur at any point along the way?

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

When Is a Discrimination Complaint against a Manager an Act of Harassment?

HR Daily Advisor

What if a manager accused of unlawful discrimination based on employees’ religion asserts that the complaint itself is an act of harassment? My Manager Discriminates Based on Religion. The post When Is a Discrimination Complaint against a Manager an Act of Harassment?

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.

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.

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.

Protecting Your Company from a Discrimination Lawsuit

Stratus

businesses and government agencies paid out more than $482 million to resolve work-related discrimination and harassment claims in 2016, a number that the EEOC indicates is on the rise. As an employer, it’s essential to have policies in place to prevent workplace discrimination, but where do you start? Steps to prevent discrimination and harassment in your workplace. Accordingly, our company has zero tolerance for harassment in any form or other such unlawful discrimination.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Has the EEOC found religion on LGBT workplace discrimination?

The Employer Handbook

“EEOC Sues Detroit Funeral Home Chain for Sex Discrimination Against Transgender Employee” That was the headline from this September 2014 U.S. Stephens’ behalf under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , alleging that Harris Funeral Homes discriminated against Ms.

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