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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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To win an Equal Pay Act claim, an employee must show that a similarly situated employee of the opposite sex was paid more. It’s not enough to merely claim that one sex generally earned more.
United Staffing in Fresno has agreed to settle charges it retaliated against an employee for filing a discrimination charge.
While the Trump administration may withdraw executive orders issued by the prior administration, the EEOC is moving ahead with its interpretation that sexual orientation discrimination is illegal under Title VII.
Proposed EEOC enforcement guidance on unlawful harassment issued in January emphasizes that employers should take a proactive role in preventing harassment, as well as in effectively identifying and eradicating harassment if and when it occurs.
It remains a hotly debated issue whether Title VII makes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation illegal. Thus, anti-gay bias in the workplace remains a potentially serious problem for employers.
Employers face liability if they spot racial harassment at work and don’t take reasonable steps to stop it. Don’t assume the problem will go away on its own—or that workers who experience harassment will indefinitely tolerate a hostile environment.
Federal legislation addressing compensation inequality between men and women is unlikely in this Congress, but several states and municipalities are taking up the cause.
Beware making exceptions to the rules. That can look like discrimination if a disgruntled employee who doesn’t receive the same exception spots a pattern suggesting unfair favoritism.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce has passed legislation that would allow employers to force employees to undergo genetic testing related to wellness program health assessments.
The first black firefighter in the Irving, Texas Fire Department is suing the department, claiming it promoted a less qualified white applicant to assistant fire chief.
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