Is Not Hiring Smokers Discrimination?

Employment Metrix

But is it discrimination not to? Nexxt is a recruitment media company that uses today’s most effective marketing tactics to reach the full spectrum of talent – from active to passive, and everything in between. Job Search Process Recruitment Trends Unemployment Workplace Culture cessation discrimination hiring hr Jennifer McDowell Nexxt Nexxt Inc smokers smoking U-Haul Uhaul wellness benefits www.deskofjdogood.comTo hire a smoker or not to hire a smoker?

“Discrimination Against LGBTQ Workers is Illegal” Rules Supreme Court


The Supreme Court recently ruled that sex discrimination, as outlined in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Since each employee had been fired shortly after revealing they were homosexual or transgender, they sued under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, alleging sex discrimination. How do employers avoid discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity ruling?

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Tips for overcoming racial discrimination in the workplace

HR Digest

Discrimination based on race, age, disability, or any other thing that sets you apart from the majority is not acceptable in any walk of life but more so in the workplace. First all do not shy away from mentioning discrimination in your organization.

When obesity discrimination is legal


Obesity discrimination: Can you be turned down for a job because of your weight? Is discriminating against a job applicant ever legal? The title to this post isn’t a typo: obesity isn’t a protected class, meaning an employer could discriminate based on weight or any other appearance-based criteria at almost any time. Let me first say, however, that discriminating against a job applicant because of weight has never been a best practice. Is obesity discrimination legal?

Ep 4 – NY Bans Hair Discrimination + Performance Management Trend


Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Go Podcast discrimination discrimination in the workplace Examples of discrimination in the workplace hair discrimination hr NY WorkologyGO podcastWelcome to the new Workology Go Podcast. In just under five minutes, we get you the HR and workplace news you need before you start your day. Get ready, get set and go with the Workology Go Podcast.

The Amazon Example: Can AI Discriminate?

HR Daily Advisor

All too often, we risk re-creating past discrimination, even when we try not to. How AI May Discriminate in Recruiting: The Amazon Example. Amazon’s AI program is probably one you’ve heard of when it comes to problematic bias in their recruiting efforts in recent years.

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? Let’s take a look at a few ways to reduce age discrimination at each stage of the recruiting process. Avoiding Age Discrimination: Tips for the Job Post.

Anti-discrimination policy


This anti-discrimination policy template is ready to be tailored to your company’s needs and can be a starting point for setting up your employment policies. The post Anti-discrimination policy appeared first on Recruiting Resources: How to Recruit and Hire Better. Company policies

Age Discrimination is Affecting Company Culture


Age Discrimination in the Workplace. We recently spoke about discrimination against women in the workplace, but unfortunately, gender bias isn’t the only prejudice found in companies across the nation. But before we continue, let’s address what age discrimination is and how it can affect your company legally and culturally. Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Recruiting on college campuses has become a common practice for a lot of organizations.

Confronting Discrimination In The Workplace (For Leaders)

Vantage Circle

Discrimination, subtle or blatant, can be seen everywhere in our day to day lives. However, many leaders choose to believe that discrimination in the workplace doesn’t really exist. Discrimination can be in the little acts itself. Should they fire the ones who are discriminating?

Workplace Discrimination: Comparing American and European Workplaces


More than 4 in 10 American workers report feeling discrimination in the workplace. . According to our data, 43 percent of American workers say they have faced discrimination at work. . Workplace discrimination is, unfortunately, not an uncommon occurrence, but it might occur more often in the United States than it does in Europe. Across the European job markets we surveyed, fewer respondents reported that they had faced discrimination at work: 36 percent in Germany.

Ep 211 – Is ‘OK Boomer’ a Form of Workplace Age Discrimination?


Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Ep 211: Is ‘OK Boomer’ A Form of Workplace Age Discrimination? jonhyman) Earlier this month, nationally recognized author, speaker, blogger, and […] Podcast Age Discrimination baby boomer discrimination hr podcast workplace discriminationHave you hear the phrase Ok Boomer?

Ep 146 – Workplace Elephant: Tackling Age Discrimination


Age discrimination is topic that is. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Age discrimination is topic that is hidden away behind closed doors, but the simple fact is that we are all growing older. According to […] Podcast age bias Age Discrimination EEOC generational workforce jo weech managing workplace diversity

PwC Settles Age Discrimination in Hiring Claim

SHRM Resources

million and change its recruiting practices to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging age discrimination in hiring. External Recruiting Diversity and Inclusion Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO Professional services firm PwC agreed to pay $11.6

AI: Discriminatory Data In, Discrimination Out

SHRM Resources

Artificial intelligence (AI), increasingly used in recruiting, might inadvertently discriminate against women and minorities if the data fed into it is flawed.

Age discrimination in the job interview


Age Discrimination in the job interview. Age Discrimination and the job interview Age discrimination in a job interview is a volatile topic. Stereotyping can be experienced by candidates that feel they were declined because they are too young, The post Age discrimination in the job interview appeared first on HRNasty. Climbing Career Ladder Job Interview Tips Over 40 What HR Really Thinks What Recruiters Really Think What to wear Age Discrimination Ageism

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. Translation : The feds are going to be vigilantly looking for employers who discriminate against people in those classes. Discrimination based on “perceived” national origin is illegal.

Protecting Your Company from a Discrimination Lawsuit


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 workplace discrimination in 2020

Thrive Global

How is 2020 likely to help the fight against workplace discrimination? But I think that’s still some way off, although obviously Millennials and Generation Z applicants have an advantage when it comes to the gamification of recruitment.

Fastenal and OFCCP Resolve Hiring Discrimination Claims

Berkshire Associates

Fastenal has entered into a conciliation agreement with the OFCCP to settle allegations of hiring discrimination at its Denton, Texas facility. According to the conciliation agreement, OFCCP alleges that between November 6, 2012 – November 6, 2014, Fastenal discriminated against female, Black, and Hispanic applicants in the hiring process for its 8B Part-Time Laborer Job Group. Recruitment Process Workplace Discrimination Sex Discrimination Gender Discrimination

Age discrimination in today’s world

OmegaHR Solutions

As I approach my 67 th birthday (July 7 th for those of wishing to send gifts) I am continually frustrated by reading stories and listening to friends talk about incidents of age discrimination. We workers, over the age of forty, are protected from discrimination by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), but even with that law, the judiciary is undecided about the scope of age discrimination. Grey hair does not mean that someone wants to retire.

What to Do If Your Managers Are Asking Recruiters to Discriminate

Evil HR Lady

Adam Karpiak recruits for a living. He recently asked recruiters on LinkedIn if they’ve ever received racist requests from clients–both overtly and covertly. On LinkedIn I posted about recruiters encountering racism from clients/hiring managers, either overtly or thru microagressions. For example, it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of national origin, regardless of race. He’s also an influencer in the HR world.

Addressing Racial Bias and Discrimination in the Workplace


Diverse communities around the world are calling for the end to anti-Black racism, and for employers to actively address racial discrimination in the workplace. In response, several large international corporations and organizations have issued statements opposing racial discrimination and anti-Black racism in support of Black communities. What does racial bias and discrimination look like in the workplace?

What You Need to Know About Age Discrimination

Best Money Moves

In the Best Money Moves Roundup, we run down the latest news on unemployment, age discrimination, hiring tech and retention. For Employers age discrimination labor market recruitment retention unemployment

Are Your Interviews Safe from Age Discrimination?

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we took at look at some ways to avoid age discrimination in job posts and in the job application. Now let’s continue by looking at ways to avoid age discrimination during the interview. Avoiding Age Discrimination: Tips for the Interview. Here are some tips for avoiding age discrimination during the interview: Watch out for biases. How have you modified your recruiting process to ensure there’s no inadvertent age discrimination?

Digital Discrimination: Targeted Ads Don’t Reach All Potential Applicants

HR Daily Advisor

“Help Wanted” ads have evolved significantly since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was first enacted in 1967—from classified ads in the local newspaper, to listings on company websites and online jobs sites like and With the recent advent of advertising on social media platforms, the recruiting landscape has changed even further.

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. The EEOC claimed the company violated the law ”… by engaging in a nationwide pattern or practice of age discrimination in hiring hourly front-of-the-house employees.” How many were discriminated against? What caused this discrimination? Leave your biases at the door.

Can you fire an HR Manager for encouraging co-workers to sue the company for discrimination?

The Employer Handbook

First , Defendant allegedly retaliated against Plaintiff by ending her employment for filing a Charge of Discrimination with the U.S. And, yes, it is unlawful to terminate that HR representative for complaining about discrimination; e.g., by filing an EEOC Charge. Rather, Defendant conceded that it fired Plaintiff because it learned that she encouraged a few co-workers to also sue Defendant for discrimination. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Retaliation

Is AI Recruiting Discrimination Inevitable?

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we discussed the idea that using artificial intelligence (AI) or big data in the recruiting process doesn’t eliminate problems with discrimination and bias. AI Recruiting Discrimination is Not Inevitable.

Tackling age discrimination in the workplace


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. Think of the following examples of age discrimination in the workplace: Baby boomers who don’t apply to jobs they’re fully qualified for because they’re afraid they won’t fit in the “youthful and vibrant startup culture”. How can HR fight age discrimination?

How Age Discrimination in the Workplace Affects Company Culture


Age Discrimination in the Workplace. We recently spoke about discrimination against women in the workplace, but unfortunately, gender bias isn’t the only prejudice found in companies across the nation. But before we continue, let’s address what age discrimination is and how it can affect your company legally and culturally. Age Discrimination in Employment Act. In April 2019, an age discrimination lawsuit filed against PwC earned class-action status in federal court.

Ep 121 – How Artificial Intelligence Creates Discrimination in #HR & #Recruiting


Everywhere I turn there seem to be conversations in the human resources and recruiting industry centered around artificial intelligence. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. It is truly permeating our landscape. However, along with. Join the resource revolution. Podcast Podcasts AI Artificial Intelligence hiring people with disabilites machine learning people with disabilitie

Discrimination: A Workplace Disorder


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. No, workplace discrimination is not a new topic. Discrimination has probably been around since the beginning of humankind, but started to get some notable attention in the 1960’s.

Recruiting Best Practices- Your Technology and You


Acquiring new talent in your organization requires you to navigate around laws regarding discrimination, confidentiality of candidate information and a fiscal responsibility to your organization through timely hires and adherence to salary expectations. Most of us achieve this by using one of the many vendor provided Recruiting Systems. One of the ways a modern recruiting system achieves this is by requesting EEO data from your candidates, and keeping it confidential.

Age Discrimination in the Workplace


If you attended our recent webinar on Recruitment Compliance , one of the topics we discussed was avoiding discrimination against older workers. This topic was in the news recently when a national restaurant chain agreed to settle an Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) lawsuit. million to settle a class age discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

AI is not a Quick-Fix Solution for Discrimination


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? Expanding the Recruiter Toolkit.

It is not just women who claim sex discrimination lawsuits

OmegaHR Solutions

I think when most of us hear about a sex discrimination lawsuit we have a tendency to think a woman has filed a claim for discrimination on the basis of her sex. According to the press release : [The] ultrasound technician provider, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. The company] also agreed to report any gender discrimination complaints and to provide reports on its recruitment, hiring, and placement practices.

UPS Settles EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit for $4.9 Million

HR Digest

million over claims that it discriminated against male workers and job applicants who wore beards or long hair because of their religion. The policy unfairly discriminated against Orthodox Christians, Orthodox Jews, Rastafarians, Nazarites, Muslims, Sikhs, Israelites, and other religious groups, preventing them from advancing in the company or being provided equal opportunity for employment. The post UPS Settles EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit for $4.9

“Overqualified” is Just another word for Age Discrimination

The Tim Sackett Project

Turns out we all love to discriminate against old people, equally! Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals Business Candidate Experience Career Advice Career Confessions Career Path Culture Dear Timmy Diversity Employment Brand Hiring Inclusion Leadership Recruiting Recruitment Marketing Selection SHRM Sourcing Talent Acquisition The Recruiting Rules Trench HRHad a really talented lady reach out to me the other day.

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. Discrimination based on “perceived” national origin is illegal. If you’re involved in any way in human trafficking, you may be guilty of national origin discrimination.