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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…

Anti-harassment Anthems

Yesterday, I came across the very cool video for a new Speedy Ortiz song, “Villain.” The song tackles issue of harassment, assault, and consent. Rock music has always tackled the important social issues of the times, and #MeToo should be no exception.…

The Other Side of Diversity

Workplace diversity has two sides. One side says that employers cannot discriminate against minorities. The other says that employers cannot discriminate against non-minorities in favor of minorities. Some people call this reverse discrimination. I just call it discrimination. For example, Title VII…

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