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...

EEOC offers anti-harassment best practices

  • December 19, 2017

The EEOC is urging employers to respond to this fall’s national conversation about sexual harassment by reviewing and updating their policies and practices. Based on...

Supreme Court passes on same-sex benefits

  • December 18, 2017

On Dec. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case testing whether the court’s landmark decision legalizing gay marriage requires government entities to provide...

Investigating harassment in the #MeToo era

  • December 07, 2017

Tales of sexual harassment from Hollywood to Washington have HR departments everywhere pondering the worst-case scenario: What if someone has been harassing co-workers...

Details matter when documenting promotions

  • November 30, 2017

To counter discrimination in promotion claims, be sure you can show that the selected employee was a better candidate in as many ways as possible. That makes it much...

Keep EEOC at bay with proactive pay audits

  • November 27, 2017

The EEOC has been told to deemphasize collecting compensation data from employers—but that doesn’t mean it stopped aggressively pursuing Equal Pay Act and Title VII...