Is Not Hiring Smokers Discrimination?

Employment Metrix

But is it discrimination not to? Nicotine products are addictive and pose a variety of serious health risks. To hire a smoker or not to hire a smoker? That is the question! The answer is surprisingly yes and no, and primarily depends on where you happen to live.

Ageism: A White Man’s Introduction To Discrimination

PerformanceICreate

When I turned the big 4-0, I was now someone who could be discriminated against based solely on age. Fast forward a couple of decades, where in 2015 I turned 60 years old (which I am told 60 is the new 40) many folks see a 60-year-old as being in the later stages of their functional-productive work life. The age discrimination thing is very subtle to me. DefiantLife DefiantWork Age Discrimination Ageism Civil Rights White Men Dealing With Discrimination

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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.

3 Ways To Avoid Discrimination In The Workplace

HR C-Suite

Workplace discrimination is a very serious issue that many individuals and businesses are facing today. Essentially, workplace discrimination involves unfair treatment towards people based on their age, race, sexual orientation, gender, and disabilities.

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.

Tackling age discrimination in the workplace

Workable

Can these different age groups work together in harmony or is there a certain age discrimination that hinders collaboration and productivity? In fact, age discrimination in the workplace takes on many shapes and forms. How can HR fight age discrimination?

The Negative Impact of Knowledge Discrimination

Chief Learning Officer - Talent Management

Video production: Andrew Kennedy Lewis. Knowledge discrimination, a term established by lifelong learning expert and author Peter Smith, acknowledges that we discriminate in favor of knowledge based on where it is learned rather than how well an individual knows it and can apply it. According to Smith, this discrimination has a tremendously negative impact, not only on the individual, but on society.

OFCCP and Aramark Settle Hiring Discrimination and Steering Claims

Berkshire Associates

Applicant Tracking Affirmative Action OFCCP Audit Workplace Discrimination Gender Discrimination

Best Time for Peak Productivity? Monday Mornings

HRWatchdog

Right now, your employees are most likely at peak productivity since Monday and Tuesday mornings are the best time for employees to get a lot of work done, according to a new survey from staffing firm Accountemps. The post Best Time for Peak Productivity?

Tackling age discrimination in the workplace

Workable

Can these different age groups work together in harmony or is there a certain age discrimination that hinders collaboration and productivity? In fact, age discrimination in the workplace takes on many shapes and forms. How can HR fight age discrimination?

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.

Marijuana Laws & Disability Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know

Precheck

Marijuana Laws & Disability Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know Apr. Cristina Loayza Product Manager. Noffsinger sued alleging, among other things, that the Company violated PUMA’s anti-discrimination provisions.

Disability Discrimination Costs Washington-Based Senior Living Company $2 Million

Pollack Peacebuilding

Prestige Senior Living, LLC, and their affiliates have been ordered to pay $2 million to settle a disability discrimination suit. In addition to paying $2 million, the companies will also pay additional relief aimed at preventing disability discrimination in the future.

AI is not a Quick-Fix Solution for Discrimination

HRExecutive

However, the emergence of AI has sparked a fascinating and important debate: Do machines making decisions that were once made by humans reduce or even eliminate discrimination—or can they actually increase bias?

OFCCP Settles Hiring Discrimination Claims Against Iowa Contractor

Berkshire Associates

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with Hillshire Brands Company, formerly known as Sara Lee Food and Beverage, to settle allegations of hiring discrimination at its location in Storm Lake, Iowa. OFCCP alleged the federal contractor discriminated against White and Black applicants in Production positions. In July 2012, Sara Lee’s North American “meat products” operation was renamed Hillshire Brands.

$5 trillion says that LGBT discrimination at work is against federal law

The Employer Handbook

Supreme Court in a trio of cases that may determine whether LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination under existing federal civil rights laws – which prohibit sex discrimination in contexts ranging from the employment to housing, health care and education.

6 less recognized forms of harassment or discrimination

Insperity

Many businesses leaders, managers and co-workers fail to appreciate subtle or less aggressive behaviors that others can perceive as harassment, discrimination or the creation of a hostile work environment. How can you, the leader, avoid situations that may choke productivity or get individuals and the company into legal hot water? That doesn’t mean the person didn’t feel harassed or discriminated against the first time.

Tab for using strength tests to discriminate against female applicants: $1.85M

HR Morning

Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has determined that a Michigan-based federal food service contractor systematically discriminated against 926 qualified women seeking entry-level warehouse laborer jobs. GFS, which provides products to the U.S.

Favoring one minority over another will still get you sued for discrimination

HR Morning

A Texas company will pay over $1 million to learn a lesson in the dynamics of hiring discrimination: You can’t avoid a bias lawsuit from one minority group by favoring another. .

“Overqualified” is Just another word for Age Discrimination

The Tim Sackett Project

Turns out we all love to discriminate against old people, equally! Creative companies think the only people who buy products and services are 26-year-olds on Instagram and Snap. Had a really talented lady reach out to me the other day. 49 years old, college grad, great portfolio of work. She has been interviewing and is being told she is “Overqualified” There is some truth about her being called this.

Turns Out, There Is Political Discrimination and Harassment Too

PerformanceICreate

Seven or so years ago, I was asked to teach a course for a client regarding discrimination and harassment prevention. Laws prohibiting political affiliation discrimination differ depending on location and on public or private sector employment.

OFCCP Reaches Pay Discrimination Settlement with Another Federal Contractor

Berkshire Associates

In March 2017 the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) entered into a conciliation agreement with Land O’ Lakes to settle allegations of compensation discrimination against female Livestock Production Specialists that arose from a compliance evaluation initiated in May 2009.

Imagine being forced to re-employ the person who claims that your company discriminated against her.

The Employer Handbook

Many people forget that federal anti-discrimination law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , contemplates reinstatement of an employee as a remedy for discrimination. Antagonism is a natural by-product of lawsuits, often even more so for ones alleging discrimination.

Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination.

Ban the Box for Crime but Discriminate Over Past Pay

Compensation Cafe

Stop asking job applicants about criminal records but continue to discriminate against those with an unacceptable past pay history. At the same time, they have no problem with permitting instant discrimination against applicants with unacceptable prior income levels.

Federal Government Cracking Down on Hiring and Pay Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced a number of settlements in enforcement cases against federal government contractors demonstrating a continued emphasis on pursuing systemic hiring and pay discrimination claims. By Susan Schoenfeld.

EEOC spotlight on anti-Muslim discrimination

NCHRA

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is focusing a spotlight on discrimination against Muslim and Middle Eastern employees. The EEOC advises employers to have a heightened awareness of how these tragic world events, and others, could lead to discrimination in the workplace.

National origin discrimination laws don’t matter in Trump’s America

Ohio Employer's Law

The EO encourages American businesses to buy American-made products and hire American workers. Doesn’t Title VII prohibit national origin discrimination? Yes, Title VII still prohibits national origin discrimination. national origin discrimination

Next up on the EEOC’s radar: age discrimination

Ohio Employer's Law

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

#HotInHR: Cyber Monday & Employee Productivity, Google’s New Job Search Tools, Is there a Place for Humor at Work?

HRmarketer

HotInHR: Employee Productivity & Cyber Monday, Google’s New Job Search Features, Is there a… Click To Tweet. How to deal with employee productivity issues on cyber-Monday (HR Gazette). Human resources professionals, however, see Cyber Monday and Cyber Week as a threat to workplace productivity. The post #HotInHR: Cyber Monday & Employee Productivity, Google’s New Job Search Tools, Is there a Place for Humor at Work? Get HR Funding News Delivered To Your Inbox.

Four EEOC-approved ways that your company can prevent age discrimination at work

The Employer Handbook

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just released a report on “ The State of Age Discrimination and Older Workers in the U.S. 50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).” No, how about I just cut to the chase and share some EEOC tips for reducing age discrimination in your workplace: Include age in diversity and inclusion programs and efforts. And high employee engagement increases employee productivity.”

Asking an Older Employee If He Plans on Retiring Soon

HRWatchdog

An employer should address the job performance consistently with all employees, noting the lack of productivity, absenteeism and tardiness. Remember, both federal and state laws protect workers over age 40 from discrimination. Focus on job performance with older employees.

Is Your Company in a State with LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Laws?

Zenefits

Thanks to state and federal LGBTQ non-discrimination laws , that practice is dying out. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have LGBTQ non-discrimination laws. In addition, 26 states are part of a federal circuit with a judicial ruling that interprets existing federal nondiscrimination law (under Title VII) to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. LGBTQ non-discrimination laws work the same way.

DOL Sues Oracle for Pay Discrimination; Company Says Claims are ‘Political’

HR Daily Advisor

Department of Labor (DOL) has alleged in a lawsuit that tech company Oracle discriminates against employees and applicants on the basis of race and sex. Federal contractors are required to comply with all applicable anti-discrimination laws,” said Thomas M. The U.S.

Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination. Among the reasons people accuse their employer of discrimination, retaliation is the easiest for them to allege and the most challenging for a company to defend.