When an employer inquires into an applicant’s medical condition as a condition of a job, the employer must focus on the individual job at issue.Read More
Ten of the 22 lawsuits filed or settlements reached by the EEOC in May included allegations of disability discrimination. That’s a .455 batting average, which is none too shabby in anyone’s book.Read More
Prejudice is human nature; it’s not bigotry or racism, both of which imply intentional hatred.Read More
When you are conducting investigations in your workplace, let common sense be your guide. If it looks like a bigoted stereotype, it is.
Employers must be vigilant in rooting out, and stopping, racist speech in the workplace, or face the consequences of potentially damaging, and expensive, discrimination lawsuits.Read More
Do you have a case for discrimination and harassment if you’re an African-American whose boss calls you a 'n***er,' and intimidates you with a handgun during meetings? You bet you do.Read More
What are common practices that employers follow when a current employee turns up with a failed background check? What are some instances that would or should result in termination and what are some violations that could be deemed acceptable?
— Background Noise, HR associate, software/systems, New York
Employers should take a wait-and-see approach on this issue. It's is too important for employers to knee-jerk pull these key clauses from their agreements.Read More
Women enjoy the legal right to reasonable breaks for lactation in the workplace. Two different laws grant this right: the Affordable Care Act and Title VII’s sex-discrimination protections.Read More
You need to decide what kind of company you want to be, and set the tone all the time.Read More