How to prep for flood of #MeToo complaints

  • June 15, 2018

In a recent NPR radio interview, Society for Human Resource Management CEO Johnny Taylor reported that #MeToo has created an “HR level of activity like nothing we’ve...

Animosity isn’t always evidence of bias

  • June 12, 2018

Supervisors may harbor deep animosity towards a particular worker. But unless that animosity is based on a protected characteristic such as race, sex or age, it remains...

Wedding cake ruling didn’t OK anti-gay bias

  • June 08, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 4 decision in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple was not a signal to employers that it is...

Prior salary can’t justify pay difference

  • June 07, 2018

California employers beware: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a landmark Equal Pay Act decision that may require you to make immediate changes to how you set...

Beware even appearance of pregnancy bias

  • May 24, 2018

Be careful how you react when an employee announces she is expecting. In the end, the employer won this pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, but defending against it cost...

What to expect: EEOC push on pregnancy bias

  • May 24, 2018

Two recent EEOC lawsuits illustrate that the agency is serious about enforcing the Pregnancy Discrimination Act as interpreted in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 Young...