Telecommuting Discrimination – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We’ve talked before about telecommuting and about discriminating against parents , but never together. Is this considered discrimination in the workplace? Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on gender, pregnancy, marital status, whether you have children, and gender stereotypes. This is sometimes called Family Responsibilities Discrimination. It is gender, marital status, and family status discrimination.

“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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5 Most Common Examples of Workplace Discrimination

Career Metis

Title VIII of this Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on color, race, religion, pregnancy status, HIV/AIDS status, citizenship, the nation of origin, or sex. Here are five examples of workplace discrimination. Sex Discrimination.

Is Not Hiring Smokers Discrimination?

Employment Metrix

But is it discrimination not to? Regulations for when and where people can smoke have been around for a long time—think planes, trains and…not automobiles but federal government property. 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? That is the question!

The Non Discrimination Policy: Importance and 5 Examples

Digital HR Tech

You need a non discrimination policy in your workplace, and this article will help you write one that reflects your company’s commitment to treating everyone equally. Why you need a non-discrimination policy in the workplace. Every country has differing laws regarding discrimination.

Sexual Harassment Training for Your Whole Workplace

EverFi - HR

Online Workplace Harassment Training for Employees. Teach and train employees through immersive interactive online scenarios. Robust online sexual harassment training is key to improving workplace culture and mitigating business risk. Learn More About Sexual Harassment Training.

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.

8 steps to stamp out LGBT discrimination

Business Management Daily

Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people is nothing new. For years there have been complaints, court cases, and stories in the media that show just how vulnerable the LGBT population is to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Join Our “Young” Team? Hello, Age Discrimination

Evil HR Lady

I don’t know much about Canadian employment law, but I assumed age discrimination is illegal there, and I’m right. You don’t need this training program. Hello, Age Discrimination appeared first on Evil HR Lady

Discrimination Guidance

OmegaHR Solutions

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.

Sector-Based Training Programs


A new report suggests that sector-based training programs can increase an employee’s earning potential by as much as 40 percent. Enter the sector-based training program. training and employment services programs.”

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.

The Benefits of Diversity Training

Pollack Peacebuilding

The idea of diversity training is becoming more and more popular, but making your company more inclusive shouldn’t be a passing trend. Diversity Training. Eliminate Discrimination and Harassment.

New Reporting/Training Mandate for Businesses Employing Minors


What are the new training requirements? discrimination, harassment, retaliation, etc.) Training Requirements. Covered employers must provide their employees who are mandated reporters with training in both identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.

To Save Compliance Training, Focus on Root Causes

Grovo HR

Ask an employee, and they’ll say compliance training brings to mind 1980s-era harassment videos coupled with requirements to change your password every 90 days. It’s no wonder compliance training has come to be seen as something to dread by everyone involved. What this means, however, is that the training methodology – and the corresponding attitude toward it – is ripe for change, and employees have much to gain. Take the example of hiring discrimination.

1,250,000 reasons to take all complaints of race discrimination seriously

The Employer Handbook

Among other things, the company must review its policies and train all employees, including superintendents and general forepersons, on preventing and reporting racial harassment. ” Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Race

Protected: Build a Culture Resistant to Harassment and Discrimination

EverFi - HR

To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Build a Culture Resistant to Harassment and Discrimination appeared first on EVERFI. Workplace TrainingThis content is password protected.

Price tag for training policy that led to sex discrimination in hiring: $3.1 million

HR Morning

A new lesson in hiring from the EEOC: You can’t get away with discriminating against a specific group of applicants by improperly structuring your training program. . The payments follow an earlier court order finding that the company violated federal law by discriminating against female truck driver applicants when it required that they be trained only by female trainers.

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.

California ban on hairstyle discrimination goes into force

HR Morning

California law now prohibits employers from implementing dress and appearance policies that discriminate against employees or job applicants based on how they wear their hair. The law, which is now part of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits discrimination in employment and education based on hairstyles that feature “traits historically associated with one’s race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles.”

COVID-19: Asian American Discrimination and Mental Health Resources

Thrive Global

As this trend continues, there will surely be a mental health fallout to consider given the negative impact of discrimination on wellbeing. Below is a four-step guide to navigating discrimination and hate and accessing community and mental health support during COVID-19.

How to Address and Stop Discrimination in the Workplace | BerniePortal


With a greater focus on inclusivity and fighting discrimination than in recent memory, HR professionals can utilize tools, resources, and training to help make their workplaces safer for everyone.

Age Discrimination or Protecting a Vulnerable Employee?

Evil HR Lady

My coworker, who I trained and share the position with, was called back yesterday. Is this a case for age discrimination? From the information here, I can’t say for sure whether this is age discrimination. It’s also possible that it is age discrimination. It’s either age discrimination or an ADA violation when an employer decides not to bring you back based on your protected characteristic.

Which States Require Sexual Harassment Training?

EverFi - HR

Stay Informed About Mandatory Harassment Training Requirements in Your State. 1,200+ Organizations Trust EVERFI to Deliver Workplace Culture Training Online. Does Sexual Harassment Training Prevent Harassment? Benefits of Sexual Harassment Training. Workplace Training

Prevent Workplace Discrimination: How to Stop Bullying and Eliminate Bias


This is a problem in America, one that often leads to a bias and, in too many instances, outright discrimination. However, the proper education and training can help prevent workplace discrimination in any business. The Nuances of Discrimination. There are many forms of bias and discrimination in today’s corporate environments. With 42% of women having experienced gender discrimination at work, unfair treatment based on sex is one of the most prominent.

OFCCP elaborates on what kind of diversity training government contractors can (and can’t) do.

The Employer Handbook

Under the Executive Order, government contractors cannot use any workplace training “that inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex-stereotyping or any form of race or sex scapegoating” and provides several examples of specific concepts that would be prohibited in such training programs.

What is Diversity Training in the Workplace?

Pollack Peacebuilding

Diversity training in the workplace is an important way to ensure your organization is operating in a functionally inclusive way, cultivating a productive and happy workplace, and avoiding issues of discrimination. What is Diversity Training in the Workplace?

You can train them now or you can train them later but later may cost more

OmegaHR Solutions

Regular training can help prevent lawsuits. Teaching a class the other day, I was covering the subject of training, particularly supervisory training. I referenced a blog post I wrote in September entitled Lack of Supervisory Training costs a company $277,565. This particular case did not actually go to court, and to be honest involved more than training. It involved multiple charges of discrimination and harassment. Not enough training.

‘What, you’re pregnant too?’ One comment triggers discrimination lawsuit

HR Morning

‘Too many pregnant workers’ When Fassbender sued for pregnancy discrimination, the company claimed she was fired for violating its “no fraternization” policy — Fassbender had received a romantic note from an inmate and hadn’t reported it immediately. Proper anti-discrimination training can help managers avoid missteps like this.

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?

Working parent discrimination may be the newest legal headache for employers

Business Management Daily

Working parent discrimination may be the newest legal headache for employers. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. In another scenario, the complaint if filed as systemic discrimination.

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. Sometimes, the leader of an organization can remain oblivious to the discrimination that an employee might face from his colleagues, superiors, or manager. Should they fire the ones who are discriminating? Indiscrete discrimination.

The White House will limit how government contractors train on diversity and inclusion too

The Employer Handbook

A few weeks ago, I blogged here about how the White House announced changes to federal diversity training. Specifically, there would be no more training for government workers on “critical race theory” or “white privilege.” Discrimination and Unlawful Harassmen

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Compliance Training

HR Hardball

Compliance training has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight, following high-profile sexual harassment scandals that have dominated the news cycle for months. For HR, now’s the optimal time to review and update your compliance training programs. If you’re wondering whether your compliance training needs a reset, here are five signs that it probably does: Your compliance training doesn’t include a message from your CEO.

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. As of July 16, 2015, they’ve issued a new case ruling declaring that discrimination based on sexual orientation is already illegal and is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Training That Works

HR Studio Group

Deb was proud to represent the human resources profession as a panel participant on Harassment/Discrimination Training That Works. Together, with representatives from Mindbridge, EEOC, and MECASA, the panel focused on how the audience of attorneys can assist their clients in being proactive to prevent harassment and discrimination. It’s essential to train managers, and senior leaders need to role model appropriate workplace behaviors.

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: A Critical Step Towards Women’s Equality

Accurate Background

“It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of pregnancy or gender. Intertwined with this law is another closely related initiative enacted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission : The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). Pregnancy Discrimination & Harassment.