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Muslim Woman Wins $5.1M Judgment in Work Discrimination Suit

May 8, 2012
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Employers must make sure their employees, including line workers as well as supervisory staff, are 'trained carefully in anti-harassment measures and policy.'
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'The Bachelor' as Discrimination? Publicity Stunt Lawsuit Undermines Legitimate Claims

April 20, 2012
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Does 'The Bachelor' skew white? Absolutely. Are there other reality shows that skew black, or Latino, or gay? You bet.
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Racial Disparities in 401(k) Accounts Found: Aon

April 4, 2012
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Among the employees who reported pulling money out of their retirement savings, two-thirds indicated they needed the cash for an emergency, debt or day-to-day living expenses.
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Companies Can't Win with ‘Air in the Chair'

March 27, 2012
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In today's fast-paced, challenging world, if you're not doing everything possible to avoid having air in your chairs, then you are ceding the game to your competitors rather than having people who can help your organization grow, thrive and head off disasters.
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New York City Ordered to Pay $128M to Minority Firefighter Applicants

March 12, 2012
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The lawsuit originally was filed in 2007. In July 2009, Judge Garaufis ruled that the New York City Fire Department's reliance on two written exams constituted employment discrimination against minorities in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Administration Rethinks Contraceptive Mandate for Religious-Affiliated Employers

February 8, 2012
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Employers, such as hospitals and universities, that are affiliated with religious organizations would have to comply with the requirement for health care plan years that begin one year later.
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Labor Department Guide Helps Women Find Green Jobs

February 8, 2012
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The guide focuses on helping workers learn about a range of in-demand and emerging jobs, as well as job training opportunities and career development tools, the agency said.
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Pepsi Settles EEOC Charges of Racial Bias in Screenings for $3M

January 12, 2012
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Under Pepsi's former policy, job applicants who had been arrested pending prosecution were not hired for a permanent job even if they had never been convicted of any offense.
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How Do We Train Managers to Welcome and Promote Diversity?

January 4, 2012
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We want our managers to play an active role in promoting greater multicultural diversity among our workforce. How might this magnify the challenges they already face in motivating their employees? What obstacles/resistance should they expect, and how could we train them to answer those objections? —Proceeding, but With Caution, agency diversity manager, government, Phoenix
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