My guess is that GM’s silent communication system started with senior leaders becoming so pervasive that people understood these gestures as clearly as if they had heard them out loud.
It's not that far from the NLRB letting the chickens run the workplace henhouse. How will employers be able to effectively manage then?Read More
Prejudice is human nature; it’s not bigotry or racism, both of which imply intentional hatred.Read More
When you are conducting investigations in your workplace, let common sense be your guide. If it looks like a bigoted stereotype, it is.
Employers must be vigilant in rooting out, and stopping, racist speech in the workplace, or face the consequences of potentially damaging, and expensive, discrimination lawsuits.Read More
Do you have a case for discrimination and harassment if you’re an African-American whose boss calls you a 'n***er,' and intimidates you with a handgun during meetings? You bet you do.Read More
You need to decide what kind of company you want to be, and set the tone all the time.Read More
A Title VII amendment is needed to make it absolutely clear that sexual-orientation discrimination is not only abhorrent, but is also illegal.Read More
GM President Mary Barra expressed regret over the Cobalt’s safety issues; she stated that GM is now moving from a culture of cost containment to a culture of safety.
The quickest way to ensure that generalized workplace bullying becomes illegal is for employers to continue to ignore it.