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Ruminating on Diversity of Thought

I’ve recently been assigned a couple articles about diversity initiatives in the workplace. One of these is about diversity of thought/opinion, and what companies can do if two types of diversity clash. I’ve found this to be an incredibly interesting…

Harassment Prevention Must Start at the Top

If you did not watch the May 20 edition of 60 Minutes, you should.  The last segment detailed pervasive and rampant sexual harassment by famed chef and TV personality Mario Batali. And it laid much of the blame at the feet of…

The Easiest Way to Lose an Employment Lawsuit

Yeterday, I was tagged with the following question on LinkedIn: Interested in your opinion on this. The “this” in question was an $7.97 million verdict a jury in Fresno, California, entered in favor of a Chipotle manager fired for allegedly stealing $626 in…

5.1 Million Reasons to Keep Religion Out of Your Workplace

“Onionhead” teaches people to direct their emotions in a truthful and compassionate way. It is central to the teachings of the Harnessing Happiness Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to emotional knowledge and intelligence, conflict resolution, and life handling skills. Onionhead…

Hair Discrimination: Not a Thing

"Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair Shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen Give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer Here, baby, there, momma, everywhere, daddy, daddy Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow…

Maternity Leave Does Not Guarantee Continued Employment

Michelle Bailey worked in the human resources department of Oakwood Healthcare. During her maternity leave, her immediate supervisor and others assumed her responsibilities and discovered certain deficiencies in how she performed her job. Discovery of those deficiencies led the supervisor…

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