Courts have determined that one or two uses of a racial slur are enough to create a hostile work environment. But what if the slur is said in a foreign language? In a recent lawsuit, the 5th Circuit decided the language the slur is spoken in is irrelevant. Offensive terms Michael Johnson, an African American […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has unveiled its strategy for enforcing workplace discrimination laws over the next few years. Here’s what employers need to look out for.
A labor union and its apprenticeship program will pay $1.65 million to settle part of a race discrimination suit that was first filed in 1971 — and will continue.
A federal appeals court has revived a claim that an employer violated Title VII when it changed a Black officer’s shift assignment to “create diversity” among supervisors who worked different shifts. Those employed as captains with the city of Cleveland’s emergency medical services division get to bid on their schedules for the upcoming year. They […]
If any of your managers think an employee complaint about unfair treatment or discrimination is unimportant, let them take a look at these statistics.
The latest ruling on a social media debacle will only directly affect public employers — for now. Here’s why HR pros at private firms should be paying attention, too.
You can’t make this stuff up: A white man was hired by two other white men and worked predominantly with other white individuals. And after he was fired by the white men, he sued his employer for … wait for it … race discrimination.
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