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Effective workplace training is a huge part of keeping your employees working at their best. Whether it’s to learn new skills or keep on top of recent industry developments, training is vital to both employers and employees. In a recent survey from online business print providers instantprint, over half of workers (56%) said that they’d… View Article
California’s expanded sexual-harassment-prevention training requirements raise new challenges for staffing firms and their diverse working environments.
New York City this week is issuing the country’s first-ever ban on employer policies and practices that discriminate against how black people wear their hair.
Businesses that had to make their physical spaces more accessible for people with disabilities since the enactment of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) increasingly find that they must do the same for online access.
It’s a phrase that’s often used and with most of us spending at least a third of our day at work, it’s no wonder we sometimes feel that our day job is likened to a marriage – minus the anniversary cards and presents, romance, and arguments. And in some extreme cases, our job has cost… View Article
How many different ways can one employer discriminate? How about eight?
The EEOC recently settled a national origin and disability discrimination lawsuit against a staffing agency, brought on behalf of a group of Latino employees working at an Alabama poultry plant.
The eight different acts of discrimination alleged by the workers?
According to Marsha L. Rucker, regional attorney for the EEOC’s Birmingham District Office, “We cannot allow any employer to prey on vulnerable workers by recruiting them and then subjecting them to such gross mistreatment.” Adds Bradley Anderson, the EEOC’s Birmingham district director, “The EEOC has made combating discrimination against vulnerable workers a strategic priority so that employers cannot profit from victimizing them.”
All of the above cost this employer $475,000 to settle the EEOC’s claims.
It also earned this employer its nomination as the Worst Employer of 2019.
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