Age discrimination in today’s world

In the scheme of things in the working world, I am an old man. As I approach my 67th birthday (July 7th for those of wishing to send gifts) I am continually frustrated by reading stories and listening to friends talk about incidents of age discrimination. I just recently had a friend feel compelled to …

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Disparate impact issues may be the big “Gotcha”

Everyone knows about discrimination. Everyone in HR can identify cases of disparate treatment. Those are cases where someone is treated differently specifically because of a protected characteristic, such as age, sex, or disability. HR is good at making sure those cases don’t happen, or if they do they are taken care of in short order. …

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HR Trend: Degree Creep and the potential for Adverse Impact

  There is an HR trend underway that is having an impact on candidates, companies, the unemployment rate and the educational system. I refer to this trend as “degree creep” but it has also been referred to as degree inflation. While temporarily a plus for some companies it may lead to problems in the future …

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The ADA May Invalidate a High School Diploma Requirement

 Many, many companies require a high school diploma as the first qualification for applying for a job. Well now the EEOC says that the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) may invalidate that high school diploma requirement. According to an informational letter published on their website the EEOC claims that such a requirement may discriminate against …

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