Tag: racial bias


What happens when an employee is discharged under stigmatizing circumstances

September 13, 2023

Via: HRD America

In a recent case, a student filed a complaint alleging that her professor showed racial bias against her, routinely demeaned and embarrassed her in front of her classmates, and failed to offer the required disability accommodations for her dyslexia. The […]

Diversity & Inclusion

NLRB Extends NLRA Protection to Discussions of Race in the Workplace

April 25, 2023

Via: HR Hero

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel publicly issued on February 27, 2023 an Advice Memorandum confirming the agency’s view that workplace discussions about racism are protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor […]


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 […]

Workplace wellness

Guidance for Employers Responding to Racial Unrest

July 1, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The global response to George Floyd’s tragic and shocking death and other recent acts of injustice (including those involving Ahmaud Arbery, Christian Cooper, Breonna Taylor, and Nina Pop, among others) and the ensuing protests and riots amid the COVID-19 economic […]

Research, Software

Rooting Out Racism in the Workplace: Focusing on Hiring, Culture a Way to Start

June 12, 2020

Via: HR Hero

When the video of George Floyd handcuffed on the ground with a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck went viral, public outrage included claims of systemic racism in many law enforcement agencies. Those claims didn’t start with Floyd’s […]


New York City Law Forbids Hairstyle Discrimination

February 21, 2019


New York City this week is issuing the country’s first-ever ban on employer policies and practices that discriminate against how black people wear their hair. Guidelines from the New York City Commission on Human Rights state that while employers can […]