Just because you make Mexican food does not entitle you to hire only Hispanic workers

In a reversal of the normal race discrimination case the EEOC has announced it is suing a manufacturer of Mexican foods for discriminating against non-Hispanic applicants in its hiring processes. The case On January 12, 2017 the EEOC filed a discrimination lawsuit against Marquez Brothers International, Inc. and its affiliates for favoring less-qualified Hispanic job …

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Four Very Instructive Reads in HR Compliance

Legal compliance for many HR people is a major headache. Each situation has some different twist to it that makes you question whether you are making the correct decision. Here are four situations that provide examples of just my point. Reverse discrimination This first post shows that reverse discrimination is recognized by the courts as …

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Is it intent that matters or the effect?

I read a very interesting article written by attorney Malcolm Seymour of Garvey Schubert Barer. It was about the new ride sharing Uber style service called SafeHer, which advertises that they are a company “Driven by women Exclusively for women.” The promote safety as their prime concern. The question is, will this well intended idea …

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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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Three Great Reads in HR

  I always like to point out  some other great blog posts that I am reading and I think you should as well. This time around I am going to concentrate on compliance issues. This is stuff that ALL HR generalist  and small business owners should be aware of. So here are three great reads …

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