Tag: racism

Diversity & Inclusion

Four questions to get serious about anti-racism at work

November 10, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

Everyone is serious about anti-racism at work. Of course we are. We defy you to find a board member at a UK business, FTSE 100 or otherwise, who won’t proclaim their abiding intolerance for any discrimination whatsoever. It has a […]

Diversity & Inclusion

Racism at work may fly under the radar. What can HR do to stop it?

October 18, 2023

Via: HR Dive

Racism at work can take a number of forms, but it often flies under the radar, according to the CEO of a nonprofit focused on equity in the workplace. In fact, most employees from marginalized racial and ethnic groups in […]

Diversity & Inclusion

Are workers quitting due to racism? Studies suggest a tipping point

August 30, 2023

Via: HR Dive

This report aligns with recent findings that indicate shifting employer attitudes toward DEI, but also how lack of C-suite buy-in can undercut long-term diverse hiring goals. In a 2023 report, 45% of Black workers said they would switch jobs if […]

Diversity & Inclusion

NLRB Says Workplace Discussions of Racism Are Protected Activity

March 21, 2023


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently confirmed that employers cannot discipline or fire workers for publicly raising concerns about racism in the workplace. In a Feb. 27 memo, the board concluded that a medical school professor’s discussions of racism […]

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 […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Equity Audits Address Racism in the Workplace

August 9, 2022


More companies are looking to address racism in the workplace by conducting formal racial equity audits. “We have seen an increase in companies considering racial equity and civil rights audits over the last couple of years. And we expect to […]


Racial Remark Leads to Hefty Ruling Against Mississippi Firm

November 30, 2020

Via: HR Hero

It’s 2020, folks—a year that will always be associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But for some, the year also represents a time of missed opportunity given the racial divide that’s still present in our country. Employment lawyers hear the stories […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Countering Racism and Xenophobia in the Workplace Amid COVID-19

July 29, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Across the globe, there has been a surge in race-related hate incidents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such incidents include micro-aggressions, bullying, harassment, hate speech, and violence. Preventive measures are imperative to counter similar racist and xenophobic incidents […]

Research, Software

How to Strengthen Your Affirmative Action Policies

July 27, 2020

Via: HR Hero

As protests to end systemic racism spread across the United States and now the globe, many companies are being asked to not only say the words “Black Lives Matter” but also follow up on those words with meaningful action. Myriad […]

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 […]


Don’t Fire Someone for Their Spouse’s Social Media Posts

June 8, 2020

Via: Evil HR Lady

Racism is bad. All my readers (I hope) agree. There are racists. We also all agree. If you are a horrible person, even off the job or on social media, you may lose your job. With a few exceptions, there […]

Research, Software

Meet America’s Worst Employers of 2018

January 9, 2019

Via: Workforce

Throughout 2018 I tracked the worst behavior America’s employers offered up to their workforces. I found each of the examples I tracked in actual court filings or in news stories. These are actual employers doing actual awful things to their […]