Human Resources News & Insights

A taste of its own medicine: EEOC ordered to fork over $1.9M for ‘frivolous’ claims

The EEOC has a long history among employers of filing lawsuits for dubious reasons, and in this case, that strategy seems to have come back to haunt it.

Contradictory rulings on gay rights under Title VII: High Court showdown imminent?

A federal appeals court in Chicago just ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. But the ruling actually muddies the waters of the issue for employers.

New sex discrimination ruling: 4 things employers need to know

A U.S. appeals court in Atlanta made a lot of waves in the employment law community this week by ruling that sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But there are some interesting wrinkles to the case that employers need to know about. 

EEOC: Yes, you have to protect employees from this too

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accused this employer of making a big mistake, and the employer is now paying $250,000 for it. 

Can you ban dreadlocks (or any other hairstyle) from workplace? Court says …

In a recent lawsuit, the EEOC tried to broaden the definition of race discrimination. Was it successful? 

And the Employer Policy Hall of Shame’s newest inductee is …

Did this organization really think it could get away with this policy, which should immediately be enshrined in the Employer Policy Hall of Shame? 

New fact sheet addresses niche ADA, bias issues

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission wants to make sure you don’t violate the law when it comes to employees who become victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.

Do’s and don’ts of a layoff

There are right ways and wrong ways to preside over a layoff. The right ways can get everyone through it with as little pain as possible. The wrong ways can get you sued.