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Discrimination and EEOC Compliance

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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Appeal for Diversity

July 18, 2008
To better serve their multicultural customer markets, corporations are putting pressure on the law firms they hire to diversify. But advocates say minorities have made only moderate gains in the legal profession.
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Steering Minorities Toward Patent Law

July 18, 2008
Anand Sharma was a panelist at a National Bar Association meeting a couple years ago, discussing ways to increase the number of African-American lawyers practicing patent law. During his flight from Detroit back home to Washington, the intellectual property lawyer came up with an idea on how to help achieve the goal.
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Cash-Balance Plans Not Discriminatory, Court Rules

July 11, 2008
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals says that while the benefits provided to younger employees are worth more than the same benefits provided to older employees, that difference is the result of time and compound interest and does not constitute age discrimination.
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