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Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination and harassment claims often increase in a down economy. Learn the proper techniques for conducing proper workplace harassment investigations, providing sexual harassment training, and more to reduce claims of employment discrimination and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

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These recent cases prove courts are becoming more sensitive to sexual discrimination claims that can have a real effect on careers and work environment.
Sexual harassment training continues to be a primary focus for employers, as recent court cases prove the EEOC still sees it as a major workplace problem.
New legislation out of New York includes protection from gender identity or expression discrimination, as well as rising minimum wage and exempt salary levels.
While Title VII of the Civil Rights Act doesn't mention marital status, it can be the basis of a bias claim.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a pretty straightforward law. But are your organization's policies violating it? Answer the following six questions to see.
This recent sexual harassment lawsuit case proves that if the matter gets to court, the more details you can provide, the better.
A look at the current state of LGBT anti-discrimination and employee rights and and what to expect to happen in the courts in 2019.
It's never a good idea to diagnose or suspect your employees of a disability. If you suspect an employee may be disabled, keep it to yourself.
How to create a voluntary affirmative action policy that doesn't stray too far from certain employment laws.
#MeToo and concern over sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a hot topic. To protect your organization, consider taking these actions.
Sometimes people—including supervisors—say or do stupid and offensive things. But an employer doesn’t always have to terminate the offending employee. Imposing discipline designed to prevent a recurrence may be the best approach.
California’s pay equity law has been amended to clarify certain ambiguities regarding proper interview questions, disclosure of pay scales and the application of the law to existing employees.
In the year since the #MeToo movement broke ground, 1/3 of executives say they've altered actions to avoid behaviors that could be sexual harassment
Your managers probably know it’s unlawful to discriminate in hiring and firing based on a person’s age or disability. But what about repeated teasing based on those same characteristics?
Once an employee shows her need for religious accommodation, the burden shifts to the employer to show that it can't be accomplished without undue hardship. And that's a tough thing to do.
Are we about to add another category to the list of characteristics on which bias claims may be based? A recent study points to a disturbing trend.
A female employee sued for sex discrimination when she felt that she was told to do her job more like a man. Did her case have enough merit?
Can disabled employees insist on lower production standards or the ability to do their jobs at their own pace?
FEMA Administrator Brock Long has promised to change the agency's culture after a controversy involving sexual harassment.
A recent case from the 8th Circuit shows that sometimes, the best investigator isn't someone from your own HR department.
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