Here’s one we haven’t heard before: Employers subjecting applicants to “integrity testing” as part of the candidate screening process.
When a male employee in a predominantly female workforce voices a gender discrimination complaint, it’s probably not the best idea to tell him to “suck it up” and “put on your big boy pants.”
The EEOC’s latest proposed guidance covers a topic a lot of employers probably think they already know well: national origin discrimination. But the new guidance throws in a few wrinkles about what’s considered discriminatory — and how to stay in compliance — that employers need to know. The proposed guidance released by the EEOC expresses […]
Here’s more proof that managers (and executives) need to keep their opinions to themselves and just stick to the facts when disciplining employees. Otherwise, they could create a path for employees to sue.
The Obama administration’s already brought some big employment law changes — and there’s likely more where that came from. Here’s a rundown of recently introduced bills that could impact your recruiting efforts:
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.
In June 2009, the Supreme Court issued a ruling making it tougher for employees to win age-bias lawsuits. Now legislation to negate that ruling has been reintroduced in the Senate.
Last week, we carried a story about a company that was forced to pay $30,000 for the alleged harassment of a female field worker. Here’s a similar tale — but the numbers are considerably larger.
In a recent lawsuit, the EEOC tried to broaden the definition of race discrimination. Was it successful?
As fears of coming down with a new, exotic strain of the flu increase, a lot of employers are asking the question: Can we require employees to get a flu shot? Here’s the answer.
Excluding a certain type of coverage from your company’s health plan has officially become risky business — even though it’s possible the same couldn’t have been said about this exclusion a few years ago.
Any employer would love to have workers who are emotionally aware and good at solving problems, but one company went about teaching these skills the wrong way.
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.
In a landmark decision, a federal district court has ruled that sexual orientation bias is a form of sex discrimination – and illegal under U.S. law.
The Supreme Court recently ruled on two employment cases. The result: It’s now even harder to fight retaliation claims.
In this holiday season, a case which reminds us of just how complicated all this diversity stuff can get:
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