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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Challenges EEOC Over 'Unreasonable' Enforcement Tactics

June 12, 2014
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According to the Chamber, its analysis of the EEOC’s enforcement and litigation strategies “reveals an agency which often advances questionable enforcement tactics and legal theories.”
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EEOC Cracks Down on Employer’s "English Only" Rule

June 10, 2014
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If you intend to enforce an English-only rule, make sure you can justify the nexus between English fluency and job performance.
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Equal Treatment in Workplace Misconduct Helps Avoid an Ugly Discrimination Claim

June 9, 2014
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Parties who are equally culpable in workplace misconduct should be treated equally. Disparate treatment is, well, disparate treatment, which is a Title VII no-no.
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Federal Court Blows Up EEOC's Stance on Medical Leaves of Absence

June 6, 2014
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Employers should still think long and hard (and only after engaging in the interactive process) before denying an extended unpaid leave of absence under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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A Black and Blue Lawsuit: Tiffany & Co. Sued for Race Discrimination

June 4, 2014
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It doesn't look good if only 0.5 percent of your managers are African American when you're defending a race-discrimination case.
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Legal Briefing: Court Delivers FedEx Ruling on Hiring Decision

June 3, 2014
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When an employer inquires into an applicant’s medical condition as a condition of a job, the employer must focus on the individual job at issue.
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Employers Beware: EEOC Stepping Up Disability Discrimination Enforcement

June 2, 2014
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Ten of the 22 lawsuits filed or settlements reached by the EEOC in May included allegations of disability discrimination. That’s a .455 batting average, which is none too shabby in anyone’s book.
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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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