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It's Still Illegal Not to Hire Someone Because They Have HIV

March 24, 2014
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The Americans with Disabilities Act protects HIV as a disability.
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It's Not Ozzie and Harriet's World Anymore

March 10, 2014
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Women have the right to work, and neither they, nor their spouses, should be punished for exercising that right, regardless of their chosen profession.
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Tackling Offensive Conduct — Inside and Out of the Locker Room

February 20, 2014
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What’s striking is that the behaviors identified in the Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins report are comparable to what has occurred in law firms, accounting practices, health care institutions and academia.


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The Workplace Ethics of Class-Segregated Bathrooms: The Results

January 24, 2014
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By a margin of two to one, my readers expressed that it is not acceptable for a business to segregate its restrooms by class of workers.
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What We’ll Learn in 2014

January 10, 2014
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Workplace learning requires time and money. Actually, according to recent data, it involves massive investments of both.  


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The Ethics of Class-Segregated Bathrooms

January 10, 2014
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Do I need to tell you that you are sending the wrong message to your workers if you have class-segregated bathroom?
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Tread Lightly if Banning Workplace Gossip, Warns NLRB Judge

January 8, 2014
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If you're having a problem with workplace gossip, one solution you might want to avoid is a policy banning it outright, at least according to the recent opinion of an NLRB Administrative Law Judge
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What's a Succession Plan for an Aging Workforce?

January 7, 2014
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The average age of our workforce is 48 years. We'd like to develop a strategy to prepare for the aging of our workforce, but what's really the most effective thing we should do? Who should be involved or giving input? We know we need to do something, but we aren't sure what's going to be effective. And we don't think we can “hire” our way out of it.
—Not Getting Any Younger, manager human resources, financial services, Amsterdam, New York


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A Weighty Lesson on Pregnancy Discrimination

January 7, 2014
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Does your 'no overweight hires' policy violate Title VII by screening out pregnant women?
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How the ADA Covers Organ Donors

December 17, 2013
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I’ve written before about the need to put the 'human' back in 'human resources.' This case is a textbook example.
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