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Communication, Development & Evaluation

The Customer Isn’t Always Right: Addressing Third-Party Discrimination

November 4, 2022

Via: HR Hero

In pursuit of customer satisfaction, employers may be inclined to take a hands-off approach when customers or other third parties exhibit discriminatory conduct towards their employees. This can be a costly mistake. Courts have repeatedly held employers responsible for the […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Limits to Scheduling Flexibility Did Not Show Discriminatory Motive

October 4, 2022

Via: SHRM

An employee who violated a paid-time-off (PTO) policy was not retaliated against for time off due to her disabilities, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. In 2017, Brooks Life Science Inc. hired the plaintiff, a Black woman who […]


Workplace wellness

Time to Revisit and Update Your COVID-19 Policies

October 4, 2022

Via: HR Hero

During July 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 workplace guidance. The new standards set forth important updates and clarifications regarding COVID-19 testing, vaccine mandates, and disability and religious accommodations in the workplace. Employers should familiarize themselves […]


News

California employer allegedly fails to accommodate ex-worker’s disability

September 30, 2022

Via: HRD America

The case of Kaur v. Foster Poultry Farms LLC involved a workplace injury. Foster Poultry Farms LLC employed the plaintiff as a yield monitor at its chicken processing facility. While working in 2013, she slipped while wearing company-issued rubber boots […]


Research

Discipline Notes Critical in FMLA Claims

September 19, 2022

Via: HR Hero

One of the things that happens with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a disconnect between the complex structure of the FMLA and its practical application. Plaintiffs’ attorneys will sometimes assert that they don’t understand how there could […]


News

Former Kaiser Permanente professor alleges hostile workplace, false DEI promises

August 31, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Kaiser Permanente’s med school is facing a discrimination lawsuit from a former employee alleging the healthcare giant fostered a toxic workplace. The school lures the best and brightest Black doctors and scientists with false DEI promises, the law firm representing […]


Research

Caring for Caregivers: Understanding Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Laws

August 18, 2022

Via: HR Hero

As we enter the third year of a pandemic, the ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19 and its variants often leaves employers juggling legal and business considerations regarding their workforce. Specifically, many employees are also caregivers, whether they are caring for […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Managing Activism in the Workplace: Some Guiding Principles

August 3, 2022

Via: HR Hero

In a politically charged era where activism is considered noble, HR managers are confronting new challenges in the workplace in an attempt to find balance between the expression of disparate views while maintaining a productive and cohesive workforce. Just Another […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

AI recruitment systems to be investigated over discrimination worries

July 14, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

John Edwards, the information commissioner, has announced plans for an inquiry into the automated systems that screen job candidates, including looking at employers’ evaluation techniques and the AI software they use. Over recent years, concerns have mounted that AI, in […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

How Objective Hiring Methods Can Reduce Bias and Discrimination

July 7, 2022

Via: HR Hero

It has never been more important for HR teams to be capable of building and sustaining a diverse workforce. Companies with diverse employees aren’t just more innovative and high-performing than their peers; they’re also in a stronger position to attract […]


Research

White Employee Accused of Racist Statement Loses Discrimination Claims

June 22, 2022

Via: SHRM

A white director of training development for a Chick-Fil-A franchise who was fired for commenting that a Black employee might be a “protester” shortly after George Floyd’s death did not assert a valid legal claim, a federal district court ruled. […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Monitoring Employee Social Media

June 2, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Social media is ubiquitous. With our use of social media at an all-time high, employers must take extra care to protect company information. In a world in which employees are live streaming their “everything” on social media, employers must determine […]


News

Menopausal worker loses sex and disability discrimination claim

May 27, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Ms McMahon worked as a typist at law firm Rothwell & Evans, and was dismissed due to a series of absences. McMahon had sent an email to a senior lawyer describing how menopause-related hot flushes were “unbearable” and made her […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Failure-to-Accommodate Claim Dismissed for Lack of Identifiable Accommodation

May 5, 2022

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) did not fail to accommodate an employee experiencing major depression and anxiety disorder when it did not transfer the employee to a position reserved for other employees impacted by postal facility consolidations. Nonetheless, the U.S. […]


News

3 of 4 Age Discrimination Claims Rejected, 1 Survives

May 3, 2022

Via: SHRM

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted summary judgment on three of four claims of age discrimination brought by a former employee. While the individuals selected for four positions were an average of 30 years younger, […]


News

P&O Ferries denies claims about cuts to agency workers’ wages

April 25, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

According to reports, the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) was approached by seafarers on the Spirit of Britain ferry who claimed they had been asked to sign new contracts with reduced pay. In March P&O Ferries […]


News

White House nominates Hollywood ‘inclusion rider’ co-creator to EEOC

April 11, 2022

Via: HR Dive

A glance at Kotagal’s past case work shows litigation experience in several cases involving discrimination and harassment claims. Cohen Milstein lists Kotagal as having contributed to the firm’s representation of the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the New […]


News

Hong Kong: Case Sheds Light on Race Discrimination Law

April 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

A ruling in Hong Kong’s District Court has clarified what constitutes race discrimination in the workplace and what doesn’t. A British employee sued a Hong Kong construction company after he was fired, claiming race discrimination because co-workers excluded him from […]


Research

House Approves Bill to Ban Hairstyle Discrimination in the Workplace

March 22, 2022

Via: SHRM

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a measure that would protect employees from discrimination based on natural hair and hairstyles associated with race and national origin. Here’s what employers need to know as the bill moves to the Senate […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Workplace Discrimination Erodes Confidence in Women

March 8, 2022

Via: SHRM

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate women’s economic, political and social achievements. But despite the gains they’ve experienced over the past several decades, women continue to be plagued by discrimination at work. While both men and women encounter […]