How HR Compliance Can Help End Gender Discrimination

Workology

Gender Discrimination Is Still Happening in the Workplace. Discrimination based on sexual preference is absolutely intolerable. In reality, there are many people still unwilling and still practicing this discrimination on a daily basis. But we can slowly change how we approach hiring discrimination at the c-suite, as well as through media friendly companies who can pave the way for a new acceptance in the workplace.

Discrimination, Contracts, & Compliance, Oh My! #ELBC is Here!

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Discrimination in the workplace, contract law, and keeping compliant are the choice topics for legal bloggers during this time of year. Discrimination. The purple nurple was a topic of conversation in a federal appellate court earlier this month with a man’s alleged behavior in a nipple twist in the workplace. In other news technology is making discrimination easier ! That’s a big no no when it comes to dealing with discrimination in the workplace.

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Increasing Disability Employment in the Workplace

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Why increase awareness about disability employment in the workplace? Compliance with disability legislation. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers cannot discriminate in hiring or in employment. By introducing disabled employees to the workplace, fresh ideas may transform current practices into innovated and forward moving company standards. Besides the altruistic, “just because” answer; hiring disabled people makes practical business sense.

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Your Complaint Labeled “Baseless”? Consider an “Investigation Push Back Letter”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Over my 35 years as an advocate for employees, many times I’ve helped clients file claims or complaints with their employers’ HR department, compliance department, and legal department of wrongful behavior against them by means of (a) discrimination, (b) harassment, (c) hostility, (d) retaliation, (e) dishonesty, (f) fraud (especially regarding Performance Improvement Plans), (g) threats of violence, and other misconduct by their managers or colleagues. “ To err is human.

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“Recording Conversations with Your Boss or HR” What You Need to Know

Sklover Working Wisdom

On the other hand, if the purpose of recording a conversation at work is (a) to make a record of wrongful, improper or illegal activity, such as embezzlement, discrimination or retaliation, or (b) to make a record of your objecting to, complaining about or seeking to halt wrongful, improper or illegal activity, then making the recording of the conversation may be not only proper, but wise and commendable.

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Consistent With Your Gender Identity: Dept of Labour Rule on Bathroom Use

Workology

A new final rule on sex and gender-based bias from the Department of Labour reaffirms principles that should already be familiar to you: it is not ok to discriminate against people for reasons of sex, gender or sexual orientation; and discrimination includes bias in hiring, promotions and pay, and in unequal working conditions or benefits. Imposing any kind of bathroom restrictions would constitute a hostile work environment and clear, sex and gender-based discrimination.

Risk Factors & Considerations for Mobile Recruiting & HR Technology

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This is Part 4 of a series on Workplace Trends in Mobile and Technology for the Human Resources Industry. IDENTIFYING RISK FACTORS AND SOCIAL MEDIA DISCRIMINATION. In a workplace and HR context, this means that companies sending current and former employees e-mailed newsletters, job announcements, or even employee notices to personal employee e-mail accounts must have express prior authorization.

Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media

Workology

HR’s Role in Workplace and Social Media Adoption. Organizations particularly in the human resources industry are finally taking notice with SHRM, the Society of Human Resource Management releasing findings from their Social Media in the Workplace Survey with Part 3 released in October of 2011. HR Tools to Mitigate Risk of Social Media in the Workplace. This is a two part series on corporate social media risk.

The HR Famous Podcast: e20 - Adidas CHRO on the Ropes, SCOTUS Decision and Pronouns.

The HR Capitalist

5:40 - First major topic of the day: SCOTUS ruled last Monday that the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ workers from workplace discrimination. Jlee thinks that this is may open up a new dialogue about transgender workers amongst HR professionals and compliance.

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Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival

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Are our employment laws still working and still relevant as the workplace and workforce demographics change? McLory explores the issue in Workplace Drug Policies in the Age of Pot and Can I Fire a Medical Marijuana Cardholder. Mike Haberman, in Not Completing Forms Cost One Company 600,000 , reminds us of the importance of process and compliance — not doing things the right way can cost you. Employment Discrimination.

Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling

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Compliance / Legal. The end of the road for a class-action discrimination lawsuit brought by female employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. More articles : » How to handle bullies in the workplace Just as road rage afflicts our nation’s highways, rudeness and bullying are now taking their toll on our nation’s workplace. A variety of factors may be causing the increase of workplace bullying.Some companies face tightening budgets, layoffs. Be our Friend.

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Words Have Power – Avoid “Fair” and “Unfair”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Yes, there are laws that prohibit discrimination, and compliance with them can be expected, and violation of those laws can be complained of. Perhaps it should be your goal to make your circumstances fair, and your workplace environment fair, but it is not helpful to expect it, to complain about it, or demand it. Words Have Power. Try to Avoid the Words “Fair” and “Unfair” at Work. They are often self-defeating.

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Sometimes You Get Sued and Your Best Employees Come To Your Defense.

The HR Capitalist

Missouri’s compliance department quietly interviewed team members during the season before the team’s Unity Council publicized the investigation May 7 by announcing the Tigers were playing under protest in a show of support to Earleywine. Missouri has concluded its Title IX investigation into Earleywine with no finding that he violated federal non-discrimination statutes. Employee Relations Legal Affairs Litigation Managing Performance Management Workplace

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Giving and Receiving Gifts at Work -Ten Practical Precautions

Sklover Working Wisdom

As examples: How might your gift-giving look to compliance officers who work for your employer? If you give some, but not all, of your office mates gifts, might some of those “left out” perceive themselves as outcasts, or victims of favoritism or even discrimination? This surely isn’t an easy thing to do, as there are so many possible perspectives, but it is a very valuable practice if you’re going to give or receive workplace gifts or gratuities.

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my company punishes single people who have to quarantine more than once — but not married people

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I feel as if I am being discriminated against for having no children and living alone. In some jurisdictions (but not federally), it’s illegal to discriminate based on “family status,” which includes whether you are married or have children. jerks the plague workplace practices

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10 Positive Ways How Recruit CRM Has Been Changing The Recruiting World

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Just as much as this is a hiring manager's responsibility, it also comes down to a recruiter and the recruitment software they're using to make sure there's dignity and a proper culture in the workplace.

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EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.

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Compliance / Legal. Striking the Balance Between Workplace Fairness and Workplace Safety. The EEOC enforces the federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article. Login / Register.

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“Breast-Milk Work-Breaks – It’s Now the Law”

Sklover Working Wisdom

THE LAW : Although unknown to many people, the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as the “Affordable Care Act” or “ObamaCare,” amended the federal law of workplace rights to require employers to provide to almost all female employees reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time the employee has a need to express milk. . Believe you’ve been subject to Gender Discrimination ?

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Caitlyn Jenner’s Unveil Forces the Discussion of Transgender at Work

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It’s not a dirty little secret, and more importantly it’s not something we can terminate employees for or tell them they can’t dress or be their true selves in the workplace. At present 21 states offer protection against sex discrimination (see graphic below). HR’s role is to provide resources and support to the employee population while also keeping the company in compliance within the law.

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The Top Five Signs you Need an HR Person

Workology

This may work well when a company is really small, but a small business experiencing growth will reach a point when the task of managing employees and HR compliance becomes too much for that person to manage. If you are asking yourself what the FMLA and ACA are, or if you are wondering how to implement these laws in your workplace, you probably need an HR person. meal breaks, overtime, discrimination) and can easily guide managers without wondering if what they found online is true.

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Should I Report THIS to HR? – 11 Pro’s and Con’s

Sklover Working Wisdom

Though it was many years ago, and standards of conduct have changed, even then it was an unusual departure from commonly recognized standards of acceptable workplace conduct. Though retaliation in the workplace is almost always prohibited by company policies, and often by the law, retaliation in one form or another is so common that you can almost count on it rearing its ugly head in one form or another. “The pessimist is disappointed by the direction of the wind.

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“Must I give a tape recording to my boss?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Unless some good reason exists not to comply with a reasonable work-related request of your boss, an employee can be fired for non-compliance. Diversionary disputes are a common workplace negotiating tactic. We offer a Model Letter to assist you in filing a Complaint of Discrimination, Harassment, Hostility to Human Resources. Question: I feel I have been experiencing an ongoing series of persecution and verbal harassment by my boss.

2011 109

10 middle-class jobs that are rapidly vanishing

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Compliance / Legal. » Guide to Dress Codes and Nondiscrimination Laws IntroductionGenerally, an employer has the right to expect that certain guidelines involving dress and grooming be met in the workplace, and can set forth policies regarding these issues. » Jury Awards $888,000 in Discrimination Lawsuit TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A federal jury has awarded nearly $888,000 in damages to a man who said his Idaho employer discriminated against him because he is Hispanic.

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Fact Sheet - Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA

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Compliance / Legal. Compliance and Legal. Employers with fewer than 50 employees are not subject to the FLSA break time requirement if compliance with the provision would impose an undue hardship. Whether compliance would be an undue hardship is determined by looking at the difficulty or expense of compliance for a specific employer in comparison to the size, financial resources, nature, and structure of the employer’s business. Be our Friend.

Should the Unemployed also be Unemployable?

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Compliance / Legal. So that discrimination is directed at 10% of the US population. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. discrimination talent process labor employees company workers social information candidates companies recruiting business federal health hiring employment recruiters workplace employers people media department court human. Be our Friend.

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.

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Compliance / Legal. Justice Department Sues Nation’s Largest Mortgage Insurance Provider for Discrimination Against Women on Paid Maternity Leave. WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it has sued the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), the nation’s largest mortgage insurance company, and two of its underwriters, Elgina Cunningham and Kelly Kane, for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against women on paid maternity leave.

Technology Tidbit 12 ? Posting Job Orders on Craigslist

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Compliance / Legal. » Politics, Half-truths and the Workplace Every night and every day between now and November we will be bombarded with political ads from one source or another regarding the upcoming presidential race. » AFSCME Report: Gay and transgender discrimination Workplace Discrimination Report costs time is costly to the company, business, Government, and Taxpayer. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

S.F. weighs protecting ex-cons seeking homes, jobs

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Compliance / Legal. A proposal being circulated at City Hall would make it illegal for landlords and employers to discriminate against applicants solely because they were "previously incarcerated.". Janan New of the San Francisco Apartment Association condemned the idea, saying state and federal law already prohibits landlords from "arbitrarily discriminating" against applicants. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

Should I Report THIS to HR? – 10 Pro’s and Con’s

Sklover Working Wisdom

Though it was many years ago, and standards of conduct have changed, even then it was an unusual departure from commonly recognized standards of acceptable workplace conduct. Though retaliation in the workplace is almost always prohibited by company policies, and often by the law, retaliation in one form or another is so common that you can almost count on it rearing its ugly head in one form or another. “The pessimist is disappointed by the direction of the wind.

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Representative Weiner's online conduct: a reminder to employers.

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Compliance / Legal. sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, hostile work environment). Images of employees acting inappropriately in the workplace require additional internal considerations: social media policies should specifically prohibit posting of images depicting employees, customers, vendors, or business partners in the workplace or wearing company logos without written approval from a designated individual (marketing, human resources, or the like).

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Speeding Labor Elections Unfair to Companies, Employers Say

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Compliance / Legal. » To guarantee an employment lawsuit, just follow these five "worst practices" Its not just that is suffering from unrest these days -- there is reason to believe that American workplaces are far from heaven, too, even for those who are still fortunate enough to be employed.The Wall Street Journal recently that. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

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Psychometric and Profile Tests ? Are they worth it?

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Compliance / Legal. » Law Firms See Increase in Employment Discrimination Suits Against Them Multiple large law firms in the United States are facing discrimination lawsuits brought on by former employees. These same firms are defending corporations across the country against discrimination lawsuits at the same time. According to the EEOC, hiring discrimination continues to run rampant. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

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Bash HR? Be Uninformed

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Compliance / Legal. More articles : » Increasing Discretionary Effort in the Workplace Youre Not the Boss of Me.Discretionary effort is the extra mile an employee is willing to take in order to satisfy their customers, coworkers, and contract. » Should Employers Use Arrest and Conviction Records of Job Applicants for Hiring Decisions or Do Criminal Background Checks Discriminate against Ex-Offenders? Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap.

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HR LunchBreak: Affecting the VALUE of Your Workforce

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Compliance / Legal. The difference between qualifications and skills, in my mind, is that qualifications encompass workplace related attributes that are necessary to being a strong contributor to a specific organization within a specific role, while skills encompass specific knowledge and abilities that may or may not be related directly to the job description or employer- though I’m open to argument on this definition. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap.

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a hiring manager isn’t what you think, and other vocabulary lessons

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HR: HR handles benefits, compensation, ensuring compliance with labor laws, and so forth. Hostile workplace. In a legal sense, a “hostile workplace” isn’t at all what it sounds like: It’s not about your boss or your coworkers creating a hostile environment for you by being jerks. So both men and women are equally protected from discrimination based on gender, and all races are protected from race-based discrimination, not just some races, and so forth.

Employee accuses Chicago circuit court of anti-Muslim harassment

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Compliance / Legal. When the office took no action and the alleged harassment continued, she filed a religious discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in May 2010. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article.

So What are You waiting for -

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Compliance / Legal. » Dangerous Liaisons: Think Twice Before Firing an Employee Who Is Related to or Closely Associated with a Discrimination-Complaining Employee Under Title VII, an employee is protected against retaliation if the employee opposes his or her employers discriminatory employment practice; files a charge of discrimination; or testifies, assists or participates in an investigation, proceeding. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap.

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Candidates will soon be in Control

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Compliance / Legal. More articles : » Taking the Mystery Out of Bad Hiring Practices Want some free anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training? » Most ironic employment lawsuit ever - against the EEOC You would think that the agency charged with protecting workers from discrimination would know a thing or two about how not to get sued for discrimination. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

Want to litigate in private? Opt for arbitration

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Compliance / Legal. Workers Not Fully Engaged, Struggling to Cope with Tough Workplace Situations, Towers Watson’s Global Workforce Study Finds Employers face heightened performance risk — from lower productivity to higher inefficiencyNEW YORK, July 11, 2012 — As doubts reemerge about the strength of economic recovery in the U.S., Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

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How to Defeat a Non-Compete Ten Effective Defenses

Sklover Working Wisdom

Your former employer fears this, because it might just require it to make sure it acts in full compliance with all legal requirements. . If the employee departed from the company because of extreme harassment or blatant discrimination, the employer’s non-compete enforcement efforts will likely fail. Knowing ways to lower and eliminate risks gives you a distinct advantage in navigating workplace life.

Looking for The Closer for your dispute

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Compliance / Legal. Margaret Koesel has 20 years experience in the areas of employment, business, and commercial litigation , devoting a substantial portion of her practice to defending companies in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation, and representing clients for Porter Wright in ERISA pension and welfare benefit disputes, trade secret, and non-compete disputes. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

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Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show

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Compliance / Legal. More articles : » Report: Improve Treatment of Disabled Employees in Federal Workforce The federal government is hiring more disabled workers and reducing the number of disability discrimination complaints overall, but it is still struggling to adequately meet the needs of disabled employees, a new study has found. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

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our employee says she’s not comfortable having her desk near men

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First, if she is claiming a disability that requires this separation as a reasonable accommodation, the company must look at possible Americans With Disabilities Act compliance. However, the company is also prohibited from acceding to requests to engage in sex discrimination by Title VII. However, undue hardship is a defense to an accommodation request, so I think the employer in this case has an argument that requiring them to engage in sex discrimination is an undue hardship.

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