Have a good reason for acting? Stick with it!

  • March 06, 2018

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to overturn a $150,000 jury verdict against a real estate developer. A female sales associate had filed the complaint after...

Prior harassment? Let supervisor know

  • March 01, 2018

Sometimes, you may want to use a last chance agreement to give a worker who violated your rules a second chance. Make sure supervisors know about it so they can be on...

EEOC strategy plans doing more with less

  • February 26, 2018

The EEOC has released its Strategic Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2018–2022, the first such plan of the Trump administration, under the leadership of Acting EEOC Chair...

Guess who else is invoking #MeToo: the EEOC

  • February 23, 2018

The #MeToo social media movement has been wildly successful at shining a spotlight on the sexual harassment women often experience at work. Now the EEOC has begun using...

Anti-harassment policies a mystery for many

  • February 06, 2018

Ninety-four percent of surveyed HR professionals told the Society for Human Resource Management that their organizations have anti-harassment policies. Yet, 22% of...

Ensure harassment reporting policy is clear

  • February 02, 2018

If you require employees to report alleged harassment, you have some legal protection if you take prompt action to stop the misconduct. However, if the reporting process...

EEOC may want more than money to settle

  • February 02, 2018

In an indication that the agency is getting tougher on employers that violate religious freedom and discrimination rules, the EEOC appears to be squeezing greater...

Court OKs double trouble in pay bias case

  • January 11, 2018

A federal court hearing a case brought by the EEOC against a Texas county has allowed an alleged victim of discrimination to add additional charges in an Equal Pay Act...