What are common practices that employers follow when a current employee turns up with a failed background check? What are some instances that would or should result in termination and what are some violations that could be deemed acceptable?
— Background Noise, HR associate, software/systems, New York
This case is less about whether credit histories disparately impact African Americans than it is about how the EEOC chose to prove its case.Read More
SAP says the acquisition helps provide for consistent, total workforce management.
Nothing good comes from putting statements like 'too bad he’s male' in emails, or text messages, or voice mails, or any other form of communication.Read More
Employers should train managers and employees that the law may require making a religious exception to an employer’s otherwise uniformly applied, and facially neutral, dress or grooming rules, practices, or preferences.Read More
It does not make a difference if the layoff includes one employee or 100 employees, provided that those eliminated are not replaced.Read More
As a court recently pointed out, regular attendance is important in any job. Important, however, does not always equate to essential.Read More
Is a transfer to the very same position, for which, just nine months earlier, an employee had applied, an 'adverse employment action' sufficient to support a claim of discrimination? Amazingly, the 6th Circuit answered, 'Yes.'Read More
Refusing to hire someone who filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of the FLSA or Title VII is illegal retaliation.Read More
The 2011 ruling of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes continued to have a wide-ranging impact on virtually all class actions pending in federal and state courts throughout the country in 2013 cases.