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Discrimination and EEOC Compliance

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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When Men Take Paternity Leave, True Equality Begins

December 16, 2003
Employers think of paternity leave as a cost, with no return on investment for the corporation. KPMG tried it and found quite the opposite. Guest columnist Julie Shields discusses why paternity leave should not be overlooked as a benefit for both employers and employees.
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The Reverse-Discrimination Trap

May 29, 2003
These claims are often the result of an employer trying to do the right thing: hire more women or people of color. But that's often when white males think they're getting a raw deal.
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A Kinder, Gentler EEOC

May 2, 2003
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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