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Patriots Cutting Diabetic Player Raises Serious ADA Issues

May 16, 2013
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It is an understatement to characterize this termination—undertaken without any apparent consideration of whether the team could accommodate the diabetes—as high risk. It would not surprise me in the least if, given the high profile nature of this employment decision, the EEOC takes up Kyle Love's cause to further its mission of disability-rights awareness.
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EEOC Lands Its Largest Settlement Ever

May 6, 2013
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I never thought I'd read about a case in which I could say to myself, “A $240 million jury verdict doesn't seem all that out of whack.” Then I read about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's recent $240 million jury verdict against Henry's Turkey Service. The agency alleged that the farm subjected its 32 mentally disabled workers to decades of abuse.
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With Social Media, All of Your Employees Are Brand Ambassadors

April 29, 2013
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Whether you like it or not, social media has turned each of your employees into a brand ambassador. Can you afford to have your brand sullied by the offensive or racists rants of one of your employees?
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They Are Worth More

April 24, 2013
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That $8.25 an hour is a wage you pay to high school kids living with their parents, not an adult trying to live a decent life in a U.S. city.
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Is Bullying the New Sexual Harassment?

April 17, 2013
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Office ogres exact not only an emotional cost but a monetary one. They can poison productivity, stifle creativity, and force good employees out the door.
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The Final Four Verdict: Rutgers Fouls Out

April 17, 2013
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Rutgers is a fine institution committed to building a respectful community. Parsing abusive conduct without regard to its impact on that community, its organizational values, reputation and overall brand is narrow, shortsighted and unworthy of the university.
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Bald Is Beautiful … Unless You're a Hooters Waitress After Brain Surgery

April 10, 2013
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The insensitivity of Hooters's reaction to this situation is easy to spot. Just because Hooters acted insensitively, however, does not mean that it acted illegally. Indeed, whether the wig requirement discriminated against Sandra Lupo is a tricky question.
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As Per Sheryl Sandberg's Request, a Male Opinion About 'Lean In'

March 22, 2013
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In a recent interview about her book, Sheryl Sandberg calls on men to 'lean in' when it comes to the discussion about women in the workplace. So that's what I'm doing: providing a male voice.
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Georgia March Madness Meets Watergate

March 12, 2013
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Today, we focus on distributing Codes of Conduct, policies, check-the-box learning and other communications to prevent compliance and ethical disasters. Bud Krogh's message suggests we give greater emphasis to basic leadership and citizenship, not just rote standards.
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Customer Preference Does Not Protect Employers From Race Discrimination Claims

February 21, 2013
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If you find yourself in a position of having to face down a customer making such a request, take a stand. Tell the customer, “We don't treat our employees like that, and if you can't deal, we don't need your business.” Be the better corporate citizen. It's not just the legal way to act, it's the moral way to act.
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