Category Archives: Discrimination

Aug 29, 2016  |   By Todd Stanton →

“I Need to Keep Track of What?”

In 2010, the EEOC received a complaint that Crothall Services Group was using criminal background checks and criminal history to make hiring decisions that had a “disparate impact” on African-Americans, Hispanics, and male applicants – that is, even though the criteria was facially non-discriminatory, the criteria disproportionally affected certain protected groups.  Before reaching whether Crothall’s selection criteria had such an impact, though, the EEOC came     Continue reading

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Jul 8, 2016  |   By Jay Musselwhite →

Transgender Employees in the Workplace: Beyond the Public Restroom Debate

Transgender issues are in the news as of late, most notably surrounding transgender individuals and the use of public restrooms. What would you, as an employer, do if an issue involving a transgender employee were to arise in your workplace? What happens if a transgender employee wants to use the restroom of her choice and another employee objects? Or how will you apply a dress     Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Fair Labor Standards Act, Featured, Hiring and On-boarding, Labor Relations, Respectful Workplace   |  

Aug 11, 2014  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

New EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues

Last month the EEOC published new enforcement guidance on the application of federal laws prohibiting discrimination to pregnant employees in the workplace. The agency takes the position that employers must reasonably accommodate certain temporary impairments arising out of pregnancy that may be considered “disabilities” under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It further states that a failure to make such accommodation implicates not only the ADA,     Continue reading

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