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House Panel OKs Genetic Discrimination, Card Check Bills

February 15, 2007
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The genetics measure sailed through a House committee in 30 minutes, while the bill to make workplace organizing easier took more than seven hours and has drawn a presidential veto threat.
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'Sorry, We Don't Like the Looks of Your DNA' House, Senate Address Genetic Bias In Hiring

February 15, 2007
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Both the House and Senate have recently addressed an issue that hasn’t popped up much on business radar—genetic discrimination. Despite congressional activity, genetic discrimination suits rarely turn up in courtrooms.
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Biggest-Ever Bias Suit May Fuel Tort Trend

February 13, 2007
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The appellate decision upholds a lower court’s ruling that granted class-action status to the 1.5 million women who work or worked in one or more of Wal-Mart’s 3,400 stores in 41 regions at any time since 1998.
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Sex Discrimination Suit Against Wal-Mart Gets Go-Ahead

February 7, 2007
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The case, brought by a group of seven women alleging bias in pay and promotion, could cost the retailer billions of dollars in damages if it loses.
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Fattism Youre Too Fat to be Hired

February 5, 2007
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British law firm says its OK to discriminate against the obese
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Employer Liability for ‘Hyper-Sexualized’ Workplace

January 19, 2007
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When faced with sexual harassment claims, denying that the sexual harassment occurred and blaming women for being sexually groped may not be the best defense, particularly in the face of evidence to the contrary.
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Exclusion of Deaf Job Applicants Under ADA

January 19, 2007
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Employers are advised to carefully examine any broad qualification standards for particular jobs and to individually evaluate workers’ abilities to perform their jobs.
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Guidelines Are Key to Dealing With Religion in the Workplace

December 25, 2006
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There is no single magic shield to protect companies from getting into hot water regarding religion in the workplace—but one way to mitigate risk is by establishing what one expert calls a “faith-friendly” organization.
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Employee Fired For Religious Proselytizing

December 1, 2006
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Particularly with anti-harassment policies, employers are free to prohibit employees from using the workplace to proselytize co-workers.
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Recruiters Urged to Call Out Discrimination

November 16, 2006
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Panelists at a November 14 seminar make the business case for enforcing anti-bias policies and also say companies are liable if offshore recruiters violate U.S. laws.
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