Posts Tagged Discrimination


True story!

A good friend of mine was a managing a finance department in a large pharmaceutical company and had two Latina employees in her department who used to communicate with each other in Spanish.

My finance-manager friend, slightly older and a bit more educated than these two employees of hers, called me to ask if she could MANDATE that they speak in English - and only English - while at work!

January 18, 2016

The 800-pound gorilla in the office is (likely) wearing a suit and tie.

November 9, 2015

Arkansas Localities Prevent LGBT Discrimination

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September 29, 2015

In Focus: Pregnancy Discrimination Alive and Well in Japan, U.S.

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September 17, 2015

Tackling a 'Macho' Mentality at Work

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September 16, 2015


The Kentucky Clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is going to jail.  She has tried to justify her refusal to perform her job on the ground that to do so would violate her religious beliefs as protected by the Constitution.

Good thing employers do not have to deal with this kind of issue.  Or do we?

September 8, 2015

On July 22, @shrmnextchat chatted with the EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum (@ChaiFeldblum) and Jonathan Segal (@Jonathan_HR_Law) about the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In case you missed this important chat you can read all the tweets, many which include great links to ADA resources, here:

July 22, 2015

We all know that the Americans with Disabilities Act makes its unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual on the basis of his or her disability. But, the Act has even broader protections for employees.

July 21, 2015

Anonymity Goes from Bullying to Hiring? Why It Can Work for Passive Tech Talent and Startups Hiring

June 25, 2015



Q:  My wife interviewed for a job recently and I was amazed that one of the questions she was asked by the interviewer was “Do you have any children?”  We do, but what does that have to do with her qualifications for the job?  Plus, I thought it was illegal to ask those questions. 

June 24, 2015

EEOC Claim of Discrimination Against Men Resolved

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June 8, 2015

Agencies Release Guide on Preventing LGBT Discrimination

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June 8, 2015


Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision, ruled that an employer that does not know that a job applicant may need a religious accommodation can discriminate against that job applicant. All that matters are the employer’s motivations.

Allow me to explain.

It’s not what you know; it’s what motivates you.

June 3, 2015

What Can HR Learn from the Ellen Pao Trial?

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May 28, 2015

Well, “Mad Men” is no more.

As AMC marketed it, we have come to an “end of an era.” Or have we?

While it was only a television show, or so people try to tell me, the workplace implications resonated with so many of us in the HR/business community. Perhaps that is because, while much has changed, some things are still painfully similar.

May 18, 2015

SHRM: OFCCP's Proposed Rule on Sex Discrimination Goes Too Far

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April 23, 2015

Is a Federal 'Ban-the-Box' Order on the Way?

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April 21, 2015

Losing Talented Applicants Because You Can't Get Past the Nose Ring

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April 16, 2015