A woman seeking a position at a crime-scene cleanup company was asked during her interview if she had a jealous husband, and if she could work with all men. The woman was not hired and the company instead hired a man for the job.
The result: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a gender discrimination lawsuit on her behalf.
The lesson: Stick to job-related questions. (EEOC v. Crime Scene Cleaners, Inc.)
- Remind managers to steer clear of discrimination by association
- Be ready to intervene if supervisor who shows bias needs an attitude adjustment
- When supervisor's harassment is serious, make sure the punishment fits the crime
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