Retaliation

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For those of you who work in HR, what do you do when you learn that an employee has filed a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act?

December 7, 2017

 

 

I have been thinking a lot about Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile cases of serial sexual harassment. These cases are extraordinarily disturbing, to say the very least.  

There are some who have suggested that the Weinstein nightmare is simply a Hollywood problem, dismissing it as nothing more than the age old “Hollywood casting couch.”  How patently wrong they are. 

October 25, 2017

On October 26, @shrmnextchat chatted with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum (@chaifeldblum) and employment attorney Jonathan Segal (@jonathan_hr_law) about Effective Practices to Stamp Out Harassment.

October 26, 2016

Does your organization have a policy in place to prevent retaliation? How about one to handle whistle-blowing and other complaints? If it doesn’t, now’s a good time to create one because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has just released proposed revisions to its retaliation guidelines, which could make addressing this issue a little more challenging for HR and employers. 

What’s a whistle-blower?

March 1, 2016

In a discussion the other day about ethics I posed the question “What do you do if you feel your employer’s actions are discriminatory, you advise against the action, yet your employer proceeds with the discriminatory action?” From an ethical standpoint do you quit, keep your mouth shut and carry on, or report your employer to the government? Which answer you select, in my opinion, will depend on your personal circumstance. But now I pose another question for your consideration.

February 19, 2016
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March 17, 2015

 

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February 25, 2015

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Low Oil Prices Slow N.D. Hiring Frenzy

By Dori Meinert  2/17/2015

While low oil prices are good news for most Americans, the trend has raised concern in oil-rich boom towns in North Dakota that have seen exponential growth in recent years.

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February 18, 2015

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To Celebrate Birthdays at Work or Not?

Lawsuits, embarrassment among pitfalls

By Dana Wilkie  2/4/2015

What could possibly go wrong with recognizing someone’s birthday at work?

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February 6, 2015

They can be charming, presentable, socially skilled, professionally successful and well-regarded by superiors. They can also be workplace bullies.

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February 18, 2014

In Nasir, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, to prove retaliation under Title VII, a “but for” analysis applies. This is a higher standard than the “motivating factor” burden to prove discrimination under Title VII.

Nasir has been hailed as a big win for employers.  But that’s only at summary judgment or perhaps at trial where the wins can be extremely expensive. 

The real win for employers is that it makes it easier for us to take corrective action in response to retaliation without necessarily making admissions, at least under federal law.  Why?

October 3, 2013