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.
1. Don’t Ignore It!
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.
On April 12, @shrmnextchat chatted with Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace about How to Create a Culture of Civility in the Workplace.
About six weeks ago, we covered some of Chipotle’s HR trials and tribulations, including a class action lawsuit filed by 10,000 workers claiming wage theft and the NLRB attacking provisions of the Chipotle employee handbook. Turns out, that was only the tip of the HR iceberg.
Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's holding that sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. It seems obvious to all of us today, but it was not at the time the EEOC took the position. It was not until SCOTUS said the EEOC was right that the EEOC's enforcement position became the law of the land.
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?
Over the past five years, workplace wellness programs have spiked in popularity and have become a popular way for employers to curb rising health care costs, while helping workers live healthier lives and be more productive.
A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
It’s another new year in the HR universe and with every passing year, change is to be expected. People make resolutions, companies pivot and balance sheets get a new lease on life. 2016 is no different, but what will that change look like in the workplace this year? If the last two weeks are any indication, it’s sure to be a pretty interesting year.
As we all know, in EEO termination claims, how we treat the "comparators" is critical. Two (2) key questions:
1. Did you let anyone else go for a same or similar reason?
2. Did you not let someone else go even though they had engaged in same or similar conduct?
What do you do if you have an inconsistent practice historically?
EEOC: Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination
EEOC Files Nationwide Lawsuit Against UPS Alleging Religious Discrimination