EEOC issues National Origin discrimination guidance

National origin discrimination is certainly in the news today. With large numbers of people seeking refuge in the United States from the wars and dismal conditions in their home countries and due to the rise in terroristic act national origin discrimination has been at the forefront of many discrimination cases. It is however not new …

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The EEOC adds two new areas of investigation interest

On October 17, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated version of their Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) that was originally developed in 2012. In doing so they added two areas of enforcementĀ  of which employers need to be aware. Old areas Before I talk about the new areas it would probably be …

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Discrimination Guidance

ISIS and the ongoing state of affairs in the Middle East are almost daily headlines in the news. The US Presidential debates have also broached the subject of Syrian refugees. For many people these are emotional topics that could have negative repercussions in the workplace depending on your employee population. The EEOC reminds us that …

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Did you know that National Origin discrimination covers American born workers?

In a somewhat unusual case a judge decided that the EEOC was justified in its claim that an American company was discriminating against American workers on the basis of national origin. Puzzled? Let me explain. Harder on Americans A Georgia farm was accused of having standards for American workers that were higher and more stringent …

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HR Should Be On Alert as 9/11 Anniversary Approaches

This coming Sunday will be the 10th Anniversary of the attack on the United States by the terrorists of Al-Qaeda. This anniversary will be widely publicized in the news and numerous TV specials. This activity will have the effect of causing emotions to rise to the surface. This may result in discriminatory acts against employees …

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