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Discrimination and EEOC Compliance

People Problems on Every Aisle

January 30, 2004
The world's largest retailer is beset by allegations of discrimination, overtime-law violations and turnover that is "spiraling in the wrong direction," to the tune of some 600,000 employees a year. For a company that practices what could be called HR lite, it might be time for a change.
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Guerrillas in Your Midst

January 5, 2004
Like a fighter hidden in the foliage, "guerrilla bias" is concealed by good intentions. The behavior is manifested in ways such as reluctance to coach a female employee for fear of hurting her feelings, or excessive accommodation for cultural differences such as varying standards of punctuality. There are many examples of the bias interfering with effectiveness in the workplace.
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A Kinder, Gentler EEOC

If you get a phone call from Cari M. Dominguez, chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, do not hide under your desk. Dominguez, the first EEOC chief with workforce-management background, is reaching out to business with a new message: The agency is your "workplace partner," and not your enemy. Really.
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