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Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Dogs and Horses and Reptiles, Oh My! Service Animals as Workplace Accommodations

December 2, 2022

Via: HR Hero

It’s common to encounter people with service dogs when you’re out and about town, such as at the grocery store, a sports arena, or a doctor’s office. These types of businesses are considered “places of public accommodation” under Title III […]


Research

EEOC’s COVID-19 Guidance: Where Does it Stand?

December 1, 2022

Via: HR Hero

As everyone knows, the sequel is almost always messier than the original. Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is no exception. On July 12, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 guidance, taking already complicated guidance that had no clear […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

How to Avoid a Workplace Retaliation Claim

November 28, 2022

Via: SHRM

Human resource professionals know complying with workplace anti-discrimination laws is important. Equally important is ensuring that employees who complain about perceived discrimination are not retaliated against for doing so, even if the underlying claim is never proved. Why is this […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Viewpoint: It’s Time to Replace Conventional Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

November 9, 2022

Via: SHRM

In the early 1990s, sexual harassment prevention training became big business. As a management attorney, I was often asked to give presentations on the topic. Dressed in my darkest three-piece suit, I would lecture employees about the evils of workplace […]


Research

What Employers Need to Know About EEOC’s New Mandatory Workplace Poster

October 26, 2022

Via: SHRM

Businesses with at least 15 employees need to replace their workplace discrimination poster with a new poster that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently published. Although the EEOC issued the initial update on Oct. 19, you should note […]


News

EEOC: Supervisor fired employee for having a panic attack, violating ADA

October 20, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Employment attorneys often caution employers that it only takes one uninformed or overzealous manager to trigger a lawsuit. HR departments can minimize this risk by training front-line supervisors and department heads on how to properly respond to information about medical […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Case Study: Employee Fails to Connect Racial Acts to Adverse Action

September 30, 2022

Via: HR Hero

A factory worker sued her employer, alleging the company discriminated against her based on her race by allowing a hostile work environment to pervade its manufacturing plant. She also claimed it retaliated against her for accusing a coworker of tampering […]


News

EEOC: Car dealership segregated employees by sex, retaliated against HR workers who intervened

September 30, 2022

Via: HR Dive

This particular case shows how HR professionals sometimes find themselves caught between employer demands and legal requirements. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids employers from discriminating in hiring and other employment decisions on the basis of […]


Research

Appellate Court Rules for Employer on Interactive Process Issue

September 26, 2022

Via: HR Hero

In a recent decision, the Appellate Division, Second Department ruled an employer’s alleged failure to engage in the “interactive process” wasn’t an independent element of a disability discrimination claim under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). Read on […]


Software

Software, Algorithms, and AI: New EEOC Guidance for Employers

September 13, 2022

Via: HR Hero

It’s the year 3022, and you’ve just applied for a new job as an engineer on a starship traveling to Mars. You submit your resume, and an algorithm selects you for an interview. You record video answers to the employer’s […]


Research

Time Is on Her Side: Temporary Disabilities Under the ADA

August 23, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) entitles employees to job protections when they suffer from disabilities. In 2008, Congress passed the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), which modified the ADA. The ADAAA and regulations adopted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]


Research

When Should Service Dogs Come to Work?

July 14, 2022

Via: SHRM

On June 30, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby for refusing to reasonably accommodate and then firing an employee with mental health problems who requested the use of a service dog. The EEOC alleges […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

3 Steps to Make Workplace Religious Accommodations for Islamic Prayer

June 9, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Few issues are more sensitive for employers than accommodating employees’ religious practices and observances. In recent years, Muslim employees and their employers have struggled with how to handle the religious requirement to perform obligatory prayers while at work. Here are […]


Software

EEOC, DOJ Warn Companies: Do Not Use AI to Discriminate

May 18, 2022

Via: SHRM

Employers must review their artificial intelligence tools to ensure they are not violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to new guidance released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Earlier this […]


Workplace wellness

Eden Foods exec told HR rep ‘all these girls want me,’ EEOC alleges

May 6, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Harassment is “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy), national origin, older age (beginning at age 40), disability, or genetic information (including family medical history),” according to the EEOC, and […]


News

Employer’s refusal to reinstate worker after 12-month leave ends in $315K settlement

April 29, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Employers have long sought guidance on just how much leave the ADA requires, but employment law attorneys say there’s no firm answer. The law requires that employers assess each request individually and consider its reasonableness in light of the affected […]


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 […]


Research

Biden Nomination Moves EEOC A Step Closer to Democratic Majority

April 6, 2022

Via: HR Hero

President Joe Biden’s nomination of a diversity and inclusion expert for a seat on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) puts the panel closer to a 3-2 Democratic majority. Kalpana Kotagal’s nomination was announced April 4 for the seat that […]


Research

EEOC Considers Tracking Nonbinary Employee Data in the Workforce

March 16, 2022

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is considering tracking nonbinary employee data in the workforce, joining a trend in other federal enforcement agencies, such as the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). We’ve gathered articles on the news […]


News

Worker receives $67K following manager’s alleged race harassment

January 31, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Harassment at work can violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal employment laws, according to EEOC. Harassment can be based on race, sex and a number of other factors. It’s considered unlawful when it’s […]