Discrimination

Posts Tagged Discrimination

 


 

Even though it is difficult to admit, we have unconscious biases that influence our interactions and decisions in the workplace. If we do not check those biases, organizational leaders and HR professionals might create unintended outcomes. 

September 27, 2019

 

 

 

I can often draw upon my years of experience as an employment lawyer to predict from reading the first paragraph of a federal court opinion how the court is going to decide the discrimination claim before it.

Let’s see what you think. 

September 20, 2019

 

 

 

I like to think about myself as being a good ally. But I still have a lot to learn. I have relied on my own reality and experiences and made assumptions that other people's experience is similar. It's not. Not even a little.

September 13, 2019

 

 

Actually, it depends.  

Here’s how it works for non-federal-sector employees:

An employee must file a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within 180 calendar days from the day the discrimination took place.

July 17, 2019

 

                                     

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

 

 

Suppose that your former employee files a Charge of Discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. After an investigation, the EEOC concludes that there is probable cause that your company violated one or more of the federal anti-discrimination laws that the agency is tasked with enforcing.

October 31, 2017
 
 
The pre-cursor to many employment related lawsuits is the filing of a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Navigating the EEOC can be a confusing and daunting process. Here are five tips regarding what to when you receive a charge:
 

1. Don’t Ignore It!

October 24, 2017
 
 
 
According to a new study there has been little to no progress in reducing racial hiring discrimination since 1989. Researchers from Northwestern University, Harvard, and the Institute for Social Research in Norway looked studies on resume and interview discrimination in the past 28 years, looking for trends in the data. And boy did they find one – little to no progress.
 
October 18, 2017

 


 

We all know that not all bias is conscious.  Some bias is unconscious—often, referred to as implicit bias. 

This means that we may be engaging in bias without even knowing we are doing so.  This is most likely to occur when we make snap judgments. 

October 11, 2017

SHRM Connect is an online community where SHRM members can ask questions and get answers on a variety of HR topics. It’s a great place to network with other HR professionals and share solutions.  

The conversation topics range from “HR Department of One” to Employment Law, are always insightful, and deal with some of the most pressing issues that HR professionals face in the workplace today.

September 29, 2017

 

 

Strong employment policies are crucial to any organization and should be updated regularly. Changing regulations, new case law and technology advances can quickly result in outdated, inefficient or non-compliant policies. Here are three policies that I recommend you review in light of recent events:

1.  Electronic Communications Policies

September 28, 2017
SHRM Connect is an online community where SHRM members can ask questions and get answers on a variety of HR topics. It’s a great place to network with other HR professionals and share solutions.  
 
The conversation topics range from “HR Department of One” to Employment Law, are always insightful, and deal with some of the most pressing issues that HR professionals face in the workplace today.
 
September 15, 2017

 

SHRM Connect is an online community where SHRM members can ask questions and get answers on a variety of HR topics. It’s a great place to network with other HR professionals and share solutions.  The conversation topics range from “HR Department of One” to employment law, are always insightful and deal with some of the most pressing issues that HR professionals are dealing with today in their workplaces.

August 4, 2017

 

Nearly four years ago, I blogged here about a complaint that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had filed against a West Virginia coal company. The lawsuit alleged that the employer failed to accommodate an employee who requested not to use a biometric hand scanner to track time and attendance.

June 15, 2017

 

It is Asian American Heritage Month.  As we celebrate the many contributions of Asian Americans, let’s also bury the “model minority myth.”  The myth hurts Asian Americans and here’s why:

May 16, 2017

 


 

 

But, will the EEOC’s bark be louder than its bite?

I’ll discuss service animals and Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations after the jump…

March 8, 2017