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A New Breed of Ageism

October 10, 2008
Generational stereotyping can cause more problems than it solves because offering the wrong motivators to individuals sends a message that you don’t understand their needs and goals.
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Overcoming Isms in Your Workplace

October 3, 2008
Commentary: What I have seen—and what I’ve lived—tells me that many people in our culture face hardships in their lives and workplaces not because they lack talents and skills, but because others don’t make the effort to really see them or allow them to succeed. When others define you by your slanted eyes, it limits your potential. But it limits their potential too, and that’s the message I bring to businesses. In organizations overrun by racism, sexism and other rampant ‘isms,’ everyone loses.
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Are Plaintiffs Getting a Raw Deal in Employment Law Cases

September 26, 2008
One of the authors of a new study argues that a drop in the number of employment law cases filed in federal court is not a reflection of diminishing bias in the workplace, but the result of workers being discouraged about their chances of success in a system dominated by conservative judges appointed by the Bush administration.
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10-Plus Tips for Succeeding in an EEOC Mediation Part Two

September 12, 2008
The best approach, of course, is to avoid an EEOC charge altogether, but that’s not always possible. In part two of this article, an EEOC insider—a former agency mediator who mediated more than 500 cases of alleged discrimination—offers tips on how to effectively conduct yourself in EEOC mediation, and shares some ideas on how to avoid being involved with the agency in the future.
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10-Plus Tips for Succeeding in an EEOC Mediation Part One

August 31, 2008
In the first installment of a two-part article, an EEOC insider—a former agency mediator who mediated more than 500 cases of alleged discrimination—talks about simmering workplace disputes and how to defuse them, thereby possibly avoiding an EEOC charge. She also offers tips on how to prepare for a successful EEOC mediation.
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