Discrimination

Posts Tagged Discrimination

 

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

 

December is a time to breathe a sigh of relief as we finish a year of accomplishments. The beautiful lights, music, decorations and parties create a fun and festive atmosphere as workplaces around the world celebrate multiple holidays. To quote a familiar holiday song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – perhaps, unless you’re in HR. 

November 28, 2016

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

 

                           

 

October 24, 2016

                

Is Uber’s recognition of the Independent Driver’s Guild (IDG) in New York a step in the right direction or an evil red herring? It depends, of course, on which lawyer you ask.

One the one hand, lawyers for the IDG say the agreement with Uber will guarantee drivers monthly meetings to raise concerns, create an appeals process for driver termination decisions and provide legal services and benefits to drivers at discounted rates.

June 1, 2016

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve

May 19, 2016

 

May is celebrated as the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month: http://asianpacificheritage.gov/about/.  At times, this celebration seems to get much less attention than months dedicated to other groups of the diverse fabric of workplaces.

Perhaps, this is because, as a group, Asian Americans have been largely successful.  For example, while less than 30% of the general population has a bachelor’s degree, approximately 50% of Asian Americans do.

May 17, 2016

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve

April 6, 2016

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve

March 9, 2016

 

When Asian Americans are described, we often hear words such as “so smart” or “so successful.”  Indeed, Asian Americans are often referred to as the “model minority.”

The reality is that, as a group, broadly defined, Asian Americans largely have been successful.  For example, while less than 30% of the general population has a bachelor’s degree, approximately 50% of Asian Americans do.

But calling a group the “model minority” hurts members of the group and can result in discrimination against individuals outside the group. Here’s why:

March 8, 2016

              
 

In the United States, one out of every five adults has a disability, according to a 2015 study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

February 22, 2016

 

Sometimes clients ask me relative to gender:

1.  Would it be gender discrimination if we do X?

2.  Does the law require that we do Y?

Of course, we need to start with the legal imperative.  But, as HR professionals, we know we must transcend the legal imperative and focus on the business necessity (and moral obligation) to ensure gender equality.

February 4, 2016

 

Okay, there’s discrimination, then there’s discrimination. 

Merriam-Webster.com has these 3 definitions.

February 3, 2016

                   

               

When was the last time that you trained your managers and supervisors on how to address disability accommodation requests? Or, how about the last time that you reminded your supervisors and managers that an employee with a disability needs to be treated respectfully?

If it’s been a while (or, maybe, I dunno, forever), have I got a case for you!

February 3, 2016

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve

 

January 27, 2016