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Possible Gender Discrimination

Evil HR Lady

How am I not supposed to see this as gender discrimination? To read the answer, click here: Possible Gender Discrimination. The post Possible Gender Discrimination appeared first on Evil HR Lady I have been in my current job for about one year. I have been working in my industry for eight years and have an MBA. When I applied, the minimum experience was two years. A new man has started in the development program, which is a higher level.

No, The Court Did Not Rule that Discrimination Against Women Is Legal

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Oh dear, everyone is in a tizzy about the recent 9th Circuit Court of appeals decision and everyone is jumping to the conclusion that fits the narrative that women are always the victims of discrimination. To keep reading, click here: No, The Court Did Not Rule that Discrimination Against Women Is Legal. The post No, The Court Did Not Rule that Discrimination Against Women Is Legal appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

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Study: Most People (Minorities Included) Rarely or Never Face Discrimination

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If this is the case, you’d think that most people would suffer from discrimination in one way or another, but a new study suggests that it isn’t universal. Don’t make a mistake- -we still have a long way to go , but this study suggests discrimination isn’t inevitable. To keep reading and find out the results, click here: Study: Most People (Minorities Included) Rarely or Never Face Discrimination.

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Are You Old? Like, Really Old? Like, 35?

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What else can you do to fight age discrimination in your job hunt? Everyone knows that only young people are good at tech jobs. Okay, everyone knows that statement is foolish, but so many tech companies only want to hire young people. One man decided to start a job board for “ old geeks.”

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New Law in MA: No Asking About Salary

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But, it’s worth looking at again, to understand why this law can possibly help with salary discrimination. Everyone is talking about this. In fact, I’ve talked about it before.

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What Kind of Lawyer Should I Hire For My Job Problem?

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Q: What type of attorney should I hire if my boss is discriminating against me on the basis of race/gender/or another protected characteristic? I get a lot of questions where the answer is, “you need to speak with an attorney.”

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HR Was Reckless with My Salary Information

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It makes it difficult to discriminate on the basis of race/gender/whatever when information is public. HR sent me a letter of congratulations for my promotion along with my new salary and job description in an intra-office envelope. The kind that is “closed” by a flimsy little string and re-used again and again. Are you getting the picture? Intraoffice. Addressed to me. That’s it.

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Exempt Employees with Same Titles and Different Rules

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That would be illegal discrimination. If you think the reason is an illegal one, go to your HR department first by writing up an email detailing the problems and using the subject line of “Official complaint of [racial/gender/religious/whatever] discrimination.”

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Discover How Your Rigid Sick Leave Policy Hurts Your Business

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Sounds like a great sick leave policy with no room for bias or discrimination to play a role. James was fired from his job for missing 3 days of work during the first 90 days on the job. Pretty straight forward, right? The company had a clear policy – 3 days gone and you’re out – and the HR department applies it fairly and across the board. No exceptions. Except consider the following additional facts.

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I’m a Single Parent Who Can’t Find an Overnight Babysitter. Help!

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It’s not technically illegal (federally) to discriminate against someone because he or she has children. Although pregnancy discrimination is illegal as well as not holding a job after an FMLA protected leave for childbirth, so maybe it could be argued that it’s illegal to discriminate against someone with children. Anyway, what is illegal is to discriminate on the basis of gender. I was wondering if you could provide guidance.

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Yahoo’s Sketchy Termination Policy May Land Them in Hot Water

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There’s no claim of discrimination. California is an at-will employment state. Every state but Montana is at-will.) This means that you can terminate someone for any reason or no reason, as long as it doesn’t violate the law.

Would You Hire Someone With a Black Name? Raven-Symoné Won’t.

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Instead of insulting nurses, this time it’s co-host Raven-Symoné announcing that she would discriminate against people with Ethnic sounding names. Unfortunately, multiple studies have shown that people will discriminate against job candidates based on their names alone. So, the ladies of The View have blown up the internet again with thoughtless comments.

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If You Want More Women in STEM, Try Discriminating Against Them

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The shocking part is that we claim that women aren’t studying STEM subjects at school and aren’t entering tech careers in the US because of discrimination and oppression, but in countries where women don’t have a lot of rights (and granted, those rights vary drastically even within Middle Eastern countries), they manage to succeed in STEM in school. To keep reading, click here: If You Want More Women in STEM, Try Discriminating Against Them.

What Past Names Do You Have Share on a Job Application

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If there are discrimination concerns with providing a former name (e.g. If there are discrimination concerns with providing a former name (e.g. I’d like to ask about some special scenarios when an employer asks for other names you’ve been known by, and whether or not the applicant needs to provide said name in such cases: 1. If you go by a pseudonym for a particular purpose (e.g.

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Vegetarian Discrimination

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Vegetarian DiscriminationWhether you're a vegetarian or a meat eater, if there's nothing for you to eat a company party, you can feel unappreciated. Here's what to do about that.

How the Campus Culture Wars Are Coming to Your Office

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Do you really think that you, yourself, discriminate illegally against your employees ? “There are two ideas now in the academic left that weren’t there 10 years ago,” says Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist and professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, in The Wall Street Journal. “One is that everyone is racist because of unconscious bias, and the other is that everything is racist because of systemic racism.”

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Managing the Complainers Before They Sue For Discrimination

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If you manage actual humans, you'll most likely run into a person who believes that whenever something doesn't go their way it's because of discrimination. Managing the Complainers Before They Sue For DiscriminationHere's some help to manage them.

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Age Discrimination Isn’t About Dates

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To read the answer click here: Age Discrimination Isn’t About DatesDear Evil HR Lady, I am 60 years old. I recently applied for a job and there were numerous places on the application as well as several other pieces of paperwork that I had to fill out where I had to list my DOB or just tell someone involved in the process what my age was (the drug test lady just said plainly “how old are you?”). Older workers always hear that a prospective employer cannot inquire as to your age.

Ask Questions that Are Legal and Useful, Not These

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But, in a job interview, small talk can make it look like you’re planning to discriminate against someone. Small talk is nice. I like small talk. Sometimes, other times my introvert side comes out and I’m like, no I’m good not knowing one here at this party, I’ll just casually eat 15 brownies). When you’re conducting a job interview, you need to be careful to ask only questions that are legal and useful and save the small talk for after the person is hired.

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“Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” Asks is it Discrimination or Biology?

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To keep reading, click here: “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” Asks is it Discrimination or Biology? The post “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” Asks is it Discrimination or Biology? “At Google, we’re regularly told that implicit (unconscious) and explicit biases are holding women back in tech and leadership.

Bayer Sexual Discrimination: Stop the Mommy Wars

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Bayer Sexual Discrimination: Stop the Mommy WarsWhy can women not call a truce on the mommy wars? We all make choices, and we need to learn to accept the consequences of those choices.

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Lessons from Kesha’s Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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I’m not a lawyer, but there are lessons in this for sexual harassment or other forms of illegal discrimination claims within your business. TiK ToK pop star, Kesha, wants out of her contract with Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) and is suing to break the contract.

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Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal

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Like the Massachusetts bill that passed this summer (but won’t go into effect until January 1, 2018), the goal is to help end gender pay discrimination. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill on Monday that prohibits employers from asking candidates about their salary history.

Building Health and Wellness Programs That Everyone Can Join

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When you give everyone a Fitbit and offer a prize to the person who walks the most steps, you’re inadvertently discriminating against people who aren’t in good physical condition or who have physical disabilities.

Seventh Circuit Court Says Sexual Orientation Is a Protected Class

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Employers outside the Seventh Circuit would do well to heed the Hively decision, and should consider updating their policies to exclude discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The Seventh Circuit court issued a landmark ruling that stated that sexual orientation falls under “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Marissa Mayer’s Replacement, Thomas McInerney, Will Earn Twice Her Salary. Good for McInerney.

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But different salaries don’t mean illegal discrimination. Altaba, what will be left of Yahoo, filed documents with the SEC regarding Marissa Mayer’s replacement, Thomas McInerney. McInerney’s salary is $2,000,000 a year, which is twice what Mayer’s current salary is. Same job, double the salary, fair? Unfair? Newsweek’s headline: Gender Pay Gap, Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo Replacement to Make Double Her Salary.

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Are You Too Old To Get Hired?

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Age discrimination is an unfortunately reality of today's job market. Here are some suggestions to beat it and walk away with the job. Are You Too Old To Get Hired

How Is the Day Without Immigrants Going For You?

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National origin discrimination laws prevent us from hiring only citizens, and you might be surprised at how many of your co-workers entered this world in a different country, and if not them, then their parents. percent of the US population are immigrants. 26 percent of the US population is either an immigrant or a first generation American. So what if all these people took today off–from work and school? From the looks of things, this isn’t an isolated event.

Keep God in Your Heart–and Off Your LinkedIn Profile

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It’s certainly not because I discriminate against the religiou s. Why do I cringe when I see “Child of God-Follower of Jesus!” ” in a LinkedIn profile? I’m a very religious person and quite open about being a Mormon. Religion is a huge part of my life and of the lives of many of my friends. So, why does this bug me? Remember, I am religious and I find it inappropriate. It’s not just me, either.

Screening Out Unemployed Job Seekers? You May Be Breaking the Law

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As reports of employers screening out unemployed job hunters have grown, the EEOC is studying whether these practices constitute illegal discrimination. Screening Out Unemployed Job Seekers? You May Be Breaking the Law

Swiss Saturday: Handshakes, Swimming Pools, and Annoying Foreigners

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The other story sounds like a case of religious discrimination, but it’s really another culture thing. Swiss culture has hit the news in a couple of ways this week, so I thought I’d share my experiences. Keep in mind, I can’t possibly explain all Swiss culture because I don’t get all of it, but maybe a few of the things I say will make some sense.

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How to Manage Those Women Folks

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”* In his attempt to point out that we shouldn’t discriminate against women, he pretty much invokes every negative stereotype out there. So, Jason Shen, a BigWig at Etsy, wrote this article about managing women. Now, to be fair, “he means well, but he don’t know.”* In response, I’ve penned some advice on how to manage humans, which includes women here: The Real Way to Manage Female Employees (Start With Talking to Them).

Does My Employee Have a Medical Problem or a Performance Problem?

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I’ve been addressing the performance issues with her, but am afraid that if it gets to the point where we let her go, she’ll come back with some type of wild discrimination issue over not being able to go to the bathroom/drink water. Dear Evil HR Lady, I have an employee who drinks a LOT of water - probably well over a gallon a day while she’s at work. This means that every 30 minutes she’s either in the bathroom, or filling her water glass.

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Are “Years of Experience” Requirements Fair to Younger Workers?

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The practice smacks of discrimination against the young and I can only imagine the frustration my newly graduated peers must be experiencing. Dear Evil HR Lady, I’m about six years into my IT career and like any business person I am always keeping my eye on the market. I’ve noticed a trend where employers post minimum experience requirements, which is not unusual. However the requirements are a bit overstated.

Ask the Readers: How Can You Get Women to Work on a Day Without Women

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Our policy says that we can ask for a note at our discretion, but would this be discrimination? I’m a manager in a female dominated profession that serves some of the most vulnerable in our society. March 8 is a protest day in the United States called a Day Without Women. From employee lounge and other overheard hallway conversations, I’ve learned that many of my co-workers plan to be absent on this day and call in “sick.”

Is My Boss Racist, or Just Being a Good Manager?

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Is this discrimination? Dear Evil HR Lady, I work for a state supported college. I have worked there for 23 years. I have been passed up for promotion to the top IT job at the school 3 times in the last 9 years. Each time the top job comes available, the President elects NOT to advertise the position internally or externally and just appoints who he wants to have the job.

Vegetarian Discrimination

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Vegetarian DiscriminationWhether you're a vegetarian or a meat eater, if there's nothing for you to eat a company party, you can feel unappreciated. Here's what to do about that.

Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly

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Friday, September 03, 2010 Illegal Discrimination in Tech? So, when I hear women whining about being discriminated against I always have to stop and wonder, is it illegal discrimination or different choices? Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

Are You Too Old To Get Hired?

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Age discrimination is an unfortunately reality of today's job market. Here are some suggestions to beat it and walk away with the job. Are You Too Old To Get Hired

Petty Tyrant

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Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? Come to HR. Need to come up with new mountains of paperwork?

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