Job Seekers Face Rampant Discrimination

Careers Done Write

While racial discrimination lawsuits are still the number one type of case seen by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), other types of discrimination are on the rise. Since 1964, the federal government has legislated numerous laws intended to protect workers from job discrimination. Let’s review them briefly: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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

Workology

Discrimination in the workplace, contract law, and keeping compliant are the choice topics for legal bloggers during this time of year. Discrimination. The federal court claimed that since there were no sexual advancements previously or after, the nipple twist claim was insufficient to determine it as any form of sexual discrimination. In other news technology is making discrimination easier ! Two cases filed by the EEOC talk about claims from gender discrimination.

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“How do I respond to retaliation for filing a complaint of unlawful discrimination?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

This followed my reporting one of my supervisors’ illegal discrimination, for which the company “pulled her aside,” but didn’t seem to really investigate what happened, or punish her in any way. Muskegon, Michigan. Answer: Dear Eric, From the sounds of it, you may have been retaliated against for your complaints of discrimination. It is illegal to retaliate against someone for reporting, or complaining about, illegal discrimination.

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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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“Is threatening to file a sexual harassment complaint equal to extortion?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

East Leroy, Michigan. Should you have the need, we offer a Model Complaint of Discrimination, Harassment or Hostility that you can adapt to your own facts, events and circumstances. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility Disputes and Resolving Them Harassment Negotiating – The Process Q & A Resolving Disputes with Present Employers Severance Packages Question: Alan, I’ve been sexually harassed at work for years.

2013 136

Mindfulness is Good for the Bottom Line, Not Just Your Blood Pressure

Workology

Researchers Adam Lueke and Bryan Gibson from Central Michigan University gave 72 white college students either a 10 minute audiotape of mindfulness exercises or a control and then had them complete the Implicit Association Tests (IATs) on race and age. Business Life autonomy bias decision making discrimination drive employee productivity meditation mindfulness motivation

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You Can Still Be Fired for Being LGBTQ in Some States, but Maybe the Supreme Court Will Fix That

Evil HR Lady

Discrimination against people for their sexual orientation is wrong, right? Michigan and Pennsylvania have similar protections, but they come through court rules or executive decree rather than legislative action. We should hire, promote, and pay people based on what they contribute to the business not on who they date (or don’t date). But, federal law isn’t clear and right now, LGBTQ people only have clear protections in place in some states.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 3: Do I have a case for discrimination? Would the fact that I am a woman who complained of being paid less than her male counterparts be grounds for a discrimination lawsuit? From the facts provided, I would say you have a basic “prima facie” case of gender discrimination based upon what lawyers called unequal or “disparate” treatment based on gender. Is it discrimination not to hire someone who possesses adequate skill to do a job solely because of their spouse?

2011 116

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Ann Arbor, Michigan. 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. When I have filed complaints, Human Resources only seems to look at my performance, and never deals with the substance of my complaints.

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The Pop Culture Employment Law Blog Carnival

Workology

Constangy, Brooks, & Smith’s Employment Law Blog talks pregnancy discrimination. Thanks, to John of the Michigan Employment Law Connection, I can’t get that song out of my head. i-Sight’s blog, Smart Hiring or an Employment Discrimination Case in the Making? Blog carnivals are a great way to introduce new readers to interesting, useful, and just awesome blogs.

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

The HR Capitalist

The Tigers dominated regional play, but lost to Michigan in the NCAA super regional round. Missouri has concluded its Title IX investigation into Earleywine with no finding that he violated federal non-discrimination statutes. It's every manager's worst nightmare. You did the right thing with some problematic employees, but then you got investigated/sued. Getting sued is a scarlet letter.

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Comic – The Resume Bear is ready for Ladies night!

Resume Bear

By the way, isn’t ladies night sexual discrimination? America Author bureau of labor statistics Business California career CEO comic Development Manager Don Economy Executive Director facebook Florida google Healthcare Hiring Manager jim stroud job job hunting job news jobs Job Search job search strategy job seekers Job Trends linkedin Michigan Microsoft Minnesota New York Online Resume President recruiter resume resumebear Siemens Social Media Texas twitter U.S.

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Comic – The Resume Bear is ready for Ladies night!

Resume Bear

By the way, isn’t ladies night sexual discrimination? America Author bureau of labor statistics Business California career CEO comic Development Manager Don Economy Executive Director facebook Florida google Healthcare Hiring Manager jim stroud job job hunting job news jobs Job Search job search strategy job seekers Job Trends linkedin Michigan Microsoft Minnesota New York Online Resume President recruiter resume resumebear Siemens Social Media Texas twitter U.S.

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Non-Competes Can Hurt Your Hiring

Hiring Technical People

First, he looked at Michigan. I’d observe here that the last 25 years in Michigan have not been a good era to emulate.) Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

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PODCAST: Should you go to college during a recession?

Resume Bear

Karen was a co-creator of the landmark webinar event – “EEOC Discrimination Debate.” This event featured senior members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and staffing industry experts discussing and debating difficult issues about discrimination in today’s workplace environment.

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PODCAST: Should you go to college during a recession? | Resumebear.

Resume Bear

Karen was a co-creator of the landmark webinar event – “EEOC Discrimination Debate.” This event featured senior members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and staffing industry experts discussing and debating difficult issues about discrimination in today’s workplace environment.

2010 160

Smoking in the Boys’ Room: You’re Fired!

Workology

Some sight privacy violations, civil liberties infringements and discrimination. ProMedica , which owns several hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, only hires employees who pass a pre-employment nicotine screen since it implemented the policy in January 2011. CAN SMOKING AFFECT MY EMPLOYMENT? The third Thursday in November is the American Cancer Society’s 37 th Great American Smokeout, an annual awareness event whereas smokers are challenged to spend 24 hours tobacco free.

2012 113

Five Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Grand Rapids, Michigan. However, when employees submit complaints to federal or state discrimination agencies employers usually limit what they offer in settlement to what they believe they may be directed to pay. NEWQuestion 1 – Employer Misconduct after Employee Leaves: Is it legal for a former employer to continue sending emails from former employees work accounts, pretending that the former employees are still working for the company? Bufford.

2011 116

Diversity in DC | Blogging4Jobs

Workology

During a quick break in the non-stop small talk, resume review and business card exchanging, current ABA president Carolyn Lamm reiterated her desire to change the legal profession to remove the discrimination that might still be there all the way up to the Supreme Court. In his spare time, Ben is an avid football hooligan and rabid Michigan fan. Home ToolBox HR About Advertising Consulting Services Speaking Press Webshow Tweet This!

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Travers City, Michigan. Good reason” is a judgment call of the Case Examiner, but is usually limited to things like severe harassment, outrageous discrimination, fear of injury or health concern, and the like. Since so many blog visitors submit Questions, we’ve decided to devote some of our weekend blogposts to answering several Questions at once, and have chosen those that call for “shorter&# Answers. .

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employer is offering a paid day off to attend a religious service

Ask a Manager

The company has 40 employees, and is located in Michigan. Here’s what he said: “Employers with 15 or more employees are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which, among other things, prohibits discrimination and harassment based on religion. Claims of religious discrimination are investigated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and, in this context, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.”

Seven Short Q&A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Clinton Township, Michigan. Is it perhaps a matter of discrimination? Question 1: Can the clients of an independent contractor use the subcontractor that was used by the independent contractor after the subcontractor has ended the independent contactor/subcontractor relationship? . Chrystal. The Very Short Answer is “Yes.” With one possible exception: if they agreed (with anyone) that they would not do so. Freedom is so sweet, Al Sklover. We now offer a.

2012 109

Am I Too Fat to Get Hired?

Evil HR Lady

Outside of Michigan, there's not much you can do about such bias save for combatting it as professionally as possible and make your physical presentation otherwise crisp and impeccable at the interview. 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.

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my former manager is trash-talking my new manager, knowing everyone’s salary, and more

Ask a Manager

In fact, a lot of people would like to see more employers moving to transparent pay because it makes it much easier to spot patterns of discrimination based on things like gender or race. We’re in New Hampshire but the employer is in Michigan (owned by an international German company). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My former manager is trash-talking my new manager. Until three months ago, I had major problems with my manager, who in my opinion bullied me.

The Internet has created a generation of great writers | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog The Internet has created a generation of great writers Posted to: College students | Diversity | Journalism October 19th, 2009 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The best writers in the history of the world are graduating from college, right now. So everyone can just shut up about how no one can write anymore.

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interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

Ask A Manager

I lived in Michigan at the time and it was very difficult to find a job, so I didn’t want to gamble that I would lose my job because I called in sick. negotiating for flex time receiving conflicting instructions from boss and bosss boss a tale of two interview mistakes a great question to ask your interviewer dealing with possible racial discrimination when interviewing how to find a mentor recent grad in despair over job market does employer realize I declined their offer last year?

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