ISM Number Two: SexISM Replayed

I originally wrote this back in 2009. Based on the headlines not much has changed.  Sexism is the second part of my series on ISM’s in Human Resources in the United States. According to Wikipedia “Sexism, a term coined in the mid-20th century,[1] refers to the belief or attitude that one gender or sex is …

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Pregnancy does not eliminate promotion

Since 2011, according to the EEOC, they have filed over 45 lawsuits involving pregnancy discrimination and have recovered over $3.5 million as well as instituting programs and follow up on the companies involved. Being pregnant does not mean less capable As many husbands who have dealt with a pregnant wife know most pregnant women are …

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What restroom must I let them use?

Bruce Jenner’s transformation from male to female has certainly made everyone aware of the issues surrounding transgender individuals. One such issue many companies face in dealing with transgender employees in transition deals with restroom use. Which restrooms should they be allowed to use is often the question. Gender identity Once someone has changed gender by …

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The BIG ISM: Racism

Racism has a long and storied history in the United States, in fact in the history of mankind. However, since I am dealing with the human resources implication under US law I will stick to that arena (mostly.) The emotional impact of racism is still quite evident with the recent encounter between a Harvard professor …

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