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Tag: Race Discrimination


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Employee Fails to Connect Racial Acts to Adverse Action

November 9, 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 […]


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

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 […]


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 […]


News

6th Circuit Offers Tips on Managing Workplace Harassment, Discrimination Complaints

April 14, 2022

Via: HR Hero

A new decision from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Michigan employers) provides guidance for employers on the corrective actions necessary to respond to employee harassment allegations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. […]


Research

Is the law confusing around positive action and diversity in the private sector?

February 25, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Diversity in the workplace is unanimously agreed to be a good thing, but the law governing routes to achieving this is less favourably regarded. The Equality Act 2010 allows employers to take positive action (which is lawful), but does not […]


Research

Strong Evidence Needed to Prove Race Bias When Same Person Hired, Fired Worker

January 19, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids discrimination based on numerous protected categories (e.g., race) in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, and any other term or condition of employment. It’s not […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Kindness Is Free—And Frugal: Preventing Harassment at Work

November 16, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Elon Musk is paving the way for luxurious electric cars and leisurely space travel, but even his companies are behind the times when it comes to addressing hostile work environments. Liability and a Loophole Tesla is consistently a Fortune 100 […]


Research

Unchecked Boxes on EEOC Charge Form Halt Bias, Retaliation Claims

August 13, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the dismissal of a former employee’s sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation claims because he hadn’t exhausted administrative remedies with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before filing suit. Although he mentioned […]


Research, Software

‘Go Back to Where You Came from’: Employer Liability When Workers Say Xenophobic Things

September 12, 2019

Via: HR Hero

President Donald Trump’s recent Tweet suggesting that four Democratic congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” has sparked robust debate across the country. So what happens when an employee […]


Research, Software

Race Discrimination Claim Advances

December 6, 2018

Via: SHRM

A former employee could proceed on a claim that her employer treated her differently from other similarly situated employees on account of race when the employer decided to fire her, according to a federal district court. The plaintiff, who is […]