Now would be a good time to review your organization's hiring, firing, promotion and pay policies for any hint of gender-based differences. Reason: The big Wal-Mart sex discrimination lawsuit that hit the front pages recently will likely spark complaints against other employers. A federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit by six female Wal-Mart employees. It will now represent as many as 1.6 million current and former employees, making it the largest private civil rights case in U.S. history. For guidance on complying with federal pay equity law, go to www.eeoc.gov/epa.
- Hiring independent contractor? Be prepared to document that he's not an employee
- HR's loose lips can sink your company's defense
- Transfer with same pay and benefits may still be an adverse employment action
- 'Business necessity' may become new ADA focus
- Remind bosses: Don't discuss reason for firing with others