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Diversity, Inclusion and The Workplace

HR Counselor's Corner

Workplace diversity is understanding, accepting, and valuing differences in people. Differences in education, as well as personalities, skill sets, experiences, is also included in the definition of diversity. So, what does it mean to have Diversity and Inclusion in your workplace?

Thoughts on Discrimination

HR Examiner

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here is the Diversity series we did this in year’s past. The key to diversity is to put down your fear and assumptions long enough to get curious. ” Diversity: Voices of Discrimination “Atticus, he was real nice.

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Recruiting Within the Boundaries of Equal Opportunity Employment Law

Hospital Recruiting

However, there is a very thin line between having a mental image of who is a perfect fit for the job and outright discrimination. The federal rules to prevent hiring discrimination are known as the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws in which the U.S.

Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

Tandem HR

With all of the upcoming holidays, employers may be wondering if they are legally obligated to offer employees paid time off for any of them. Workplace diversity is a hot topic. Is there an employment law compliance or any obligations regarding cultural holidays and religious beliefs?

AI Hiring: Bias in the Code

HR Examiner

The law requires this. There is much work to be done to expand access to employment opportunity for all people. Equally important is understanding the ways in which our biases inhibit the growth and flexibility of our organizations.

Disability discrimination: what does case law tell us?

cipHR

Arwen Makin, senior solicitor at ESP Law, reviews case law related to ‘long term’ disabilities, the impact of disability on conduct and long-term disability benefits. Employers are, quite rightly, wary of dealing with such misconduct.

Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring

HR Examiner

The law requires this. There is much work to be done to expand access to employment opportunity for all people. Equally important is understanding the ways in which our biases inhibit the growth and flexibility of our organizations.

Supreme Court cases focus on Title VII sex discrimination expansion

Business Management Daily

On October 8 it will hear three cases that test the limits of Title VII’s sex discrimination clause. The justices will consider whether sexual orientation and transgender discrimination are illegal sex discrimination under Title VII. What is sex discrimination?

National Origin, Discrimination, and Employers—Oh, My!

HR Daily Advisor

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents or other law enforcement officials show up at your place of employment to arrest a noncitizen worker? Are your I-9 practices consistent with federal law? What Is National Origin Discrimination?

Sessions Memo Changes DOJ Position on Transgender Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement changing his department’s position on transgender employment discrimination marks a change in the legal landscape, but it doesn’t alter employer obligations under various state and local laws or the position taken by other federal agencies.

India: Developments Affecting Diversity in the Workplace

Global People Strategist

When it comes to inclusivity and diversity within the workplace, companies operating in India now have to face and adhere to four major recent developments in the country’s employment law. b) Working conditions requirements for employers.

Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

HR Daily Advisor

Religious discrimination hasn’t been a major concern for employers in recent years. There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s charge receipts.

Tampering with Certainty

HR Examiner

Equal opportunity does not mean treating everyone like a 50 year-old white guy. Then there is discrimination against others because of who they are or what they look like. Not all discrimination is illegal. Hiring for Diversity. Minding Discrimination.

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) recently released enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination covers issues related to employment decisions, harassment, and language issues. Employment Decisions.

Fine, Be a Bigot

PerformanceICreate

I think of my mother and her pleadings nearly every time I teach a class on discrimination and harassment prevention. I have been teaching discrimination and harassment prevention classes since 1995.

Religion v. Law

HR Examiner

Whether law or religion wins depends on the issue, the time, and the court. But religion and law have important distinctions. It depends on who is acting and what other laws are involved. California just passed a similar law this year.).

Firing staffer for ‘gender stereotypes’ memo sets off Google’s free speech nightmare

HR Morning

When Google fired a software engineer over a memo he wrote criticizing the company’s diversity efforts, little did it know it would set off a chain of events that put it smack dab in the middle of a national media frenzy — and an HR nightmare.

Immigration, Travel Ban Debates Put Focus on National Origin Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

employers need to be on notice of the dangers of national origin discrimination. Monty , an attorney with Monty & Ramirez LLP in Houston, Texas, points to a recent case in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought a suit against Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

#HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1% of Civil Rights Lawsuits

HRmarketer

A new analysis of employee lawsuits finds a low success rate for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, and highlights the U.S.’s s most-sued employers. Serena Williams on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day – Fortune.com. Tags: Women, Diversity.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

Zenefits

Here’s a quick checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. Employers must properly classify and pay employees a corresponding minimum wage, while following overtime and child labor standards. Employers may only hire those who can legally work in the United States and must maintain up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees. Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) , via DoL.

Bass Pro to Pay $10.5M for Discriminatory Hiring Practices and Retaliation

HR Daily Advisor

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that alleged Bass Pro discriminated on the basis of race in its hiring and recruiting practices at its retail stores and then unlawfully retaliated against employees who opposed those practices.

Don’t Let an Offhanded Comment Bring About a Lawsuit

HR Daily Advisor

The problem with approaching the performance review process with dread is that many employers succumb to common pitfalls that render evaluations more harmful than helpful. White sued Home Depot for age discrimination, associational disability discrimination, and negligent misrepresentation.

How to support workers with ‘hidden’ disabilities

cipHR

While many HR professionals might be confident in their knowledge of employment law related to more common, visible disabilities such as mobility problems, so-called ‘hidden’ disabilities – such as dyslexia and autism – pose a much greater challenge. In a recent CIPHR employment law seminar, Matthew Huggett, partner at Carbon Law Partners , explained how employers can best support people with these conditions. . What does the law say?

EEO Trumps Google Employee’s Free Expression

HR Daily Advisor

In addition to the important societal issues Google’s action implicates, it raises interesting labor and employment law questions about how far employees can go in speaking their minds to oppose workplace diversity. It ultimately chose diversity.

Brett Kavanaugh: How Will LGBTQ-Based Antidiscrimination Policies Fare?

HR Daily Advisor

I recently sat down with Mark Phillis, an attorney at Littler Mendelson, to discuss some of the fears that the LGBTQ community has about the future of workplace discrimination laws. The Discrimination Concern. Many organizations know the value of inclusiveness and diversity.

Company Will Pay $19.5 Million to Settle Gender Pay Discrimination Claim

HRWatchdog

Employers need to aware of the requirements under California’s Fair Pay Act. million to settle a pay discrimination claim. A proposed class of over 3,000 female employees alleged that Qualcomm denied them equal pay and equal opportunities for promotion.

New Guidance Shifts Federal Policy on Religious Liberty in Employment

HR Daily Advisor

New guidance from Attorney General Jeff Sessions on religious liberty in employment “signals a shift in federal employment law and policy,” according to an attorney who focuses on employment law. Employment Law discrimination DOJ EEOC Hobby Lobby

Dads are parents, too — baby bonding and sex discrimination

Ohio Employer's Law

EEOC Washington Field Office Acting Director Mindy Weinstein says about this lawsuit, “It is wonderful when employers provide paid parental leave and flexible work arrangements, but federal law requires equal pay, including benefits, for equal work, and that applies to men as well as women.”

Will the Solar Eclipse Disrupt Your Workplace?

HR Daily Advisor

And employers in general should consider how to address the anticipated requests for time off, as well as how to ensure employee safety—particularly for those employees who work outside. Employment Law HR Management business employees employment Religious Discrimination

Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

The HR Capitalist

At the time, I thought the move was brilliant, as it changed the conversation about workforce diversity to one of workforce equality - an equal goal that once achieved, was bound to change the narrative related to how much slack the world was going to give Salesforce for having some work to do on the diversity front. Not only did they change the narrative related to diversity (important, but so it equality, people!),

Voluntary Self-Identification: Best Practices

HR Daily Advisor

Federal law requires many employers to track applicant demographic data and report it to the federal government. Reporting may be imposed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), for example.

EEOC, Employees Continue to See Success in Disability Cases

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has quietly maintained its focus on disability discrimination. A major area of focus for the EEOC is employer leave policies that haven’t been updated to align with its position on leave as a reasonable accommodation.

EEOC Approves Strategic Enforcement Plan

HRWatchdog

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) , which sets national priorities for fiscal years 2017-2021. Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content.

When Can You Say No to Religious Garb in the Workplace?

HR Daily Advisor

Though that might seem logical from a safety perspective, managers need to concern themselves with a discrimination and compliance perspective as well. Employment Law attorneys' fees lawsuits managers religious beliefs

Employers Advised to Stay Up to Date on Legal Trends Affecting Transgender Rights

HR Daily Advisor

The Trump administration’s action rescinding guidance to public schools on restroom policies for transgender students sends a different signal than guidance from federal agencies dealing with employment, but the real message for employers is to stay tuned. by Tammy Binford.