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Prejudice vs. Racism: Please Don't Confuse the Two

May 27, 2014
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Prejudice is human nature; it’s not bigotry or racism, both of which imply intentional hatred.
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This Week in Racism, Part 2: Macklemore

May 20, 2014
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When you are conducting investigations in your workplace, let common sense be your guide. If it looks like a bigoted stereotype, it is.


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This Week in Racism

May 19, 2014
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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.
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Don't Be That Boss: Company Pays Big for Use of the N-Word

May 13, 2014
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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.
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What Do You Do When an Employee Fails a Background Check?

May 12, 2014
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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


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EEOC Continues Fight Against Severance Agreements and Employers Fight Back

May 9, 2014
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Employers should take a wait-and-see approach on this issue. It's is too important for employers to knee-jerk pull these key clauses from their agreements.
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Formula for Lactation Policies

May 8, 2014
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Women enjoy the legal right to reasonable breaks for lactation in the workplace. Two different laws grant this right: the Affordable Care Act and Title VII’s sex-discrimination protections.
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Your Corporate Message Against Discrimination Must Start at the Top

April 30, 2014
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You need to decide what kind of company you want to be, and set the tone all the time.
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6th Circuit Recognizes Telecommuting as an ADA Reasonable Accommodation

April 23, 2014
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While telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation remains the exception, the line that separates exception from rule is shifting as technology makes work-at-home arrangements more feasible.
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Federal Court Sends Strong Signal to EEOC in Dismissal of Credit Check Case

April 10, 2014
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This case is less about whether credit histories disparately impact African Americans than it is about how the EEOC chose to prove its case.
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