Anti-Discrimination Policies

A couple of early comments to our “Zero Tolerance” post earlier this week drew our attention because of the insights shared.  We think that these two comments can be a central point around which an educational discussion/debate can coalesce.

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Lisa Hutchin, Contractor – Labor Relations in Sacramento, CA:

“I think we can have

We have always preached preventive law, that is, using our knowledge of employment law and HR practices to counsel employers how to prevent claims, charges or lawsuits from ever happening.  It’s far less expensive, time consuming and distracting to spend a little time and money now to comply with the law, than not to do

17267723_sTwo years ago we asked: “Can You Pass ‘The Acid Test'” (see post of January 29, 2012).   For those of a certain age and mindset, this flashback meant something other than employee handbooks and anti-discrimination policies.   But nevermind — we wanted to know how many questions an employer could answer in the affirmative to

This Utah company must be the poster child for the “worst practices” award: a company supervisor repeatedly called a class of African-American employees racial slurs such as the “N-word;” the company had an anti-harassment policy which directed employees to report harassment to their harassing supervisor; and the company fired one of the employees for complaining.

Age discrimination has explicitly been on the top of the EEOC’s agenda for almost a year, what with an aging workforce and a growing number of age charges filed. Two recent cases are instructive as to the nature of direct evidence of age discrimination and the ways that some employers think that they are gaming

We thank today’s Law360 Employment for reporting on three newly-filed discrimination suits, implicating issues of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, and retaliation. All this in just three lawsuits. All three plaintiffs allege that they were fired based upon these protected categories.

The Library of Congress was sued in federal court in Washington,