Not changing your mind on an employee’s resignation could be illegal

Usually when an employee resigns the employer accepts it and that is the end of the situation. Occasionally an employee will change their mind and ask if they can rescind their resignation. Many companies have policies against taking people back, after all they left for a reason, but some companies will take an employee back …

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What do you do when your pregnant employee is too big?

What do you do when you have a pregnant employee who has gotten to the point of being too large, in your opinion, to do her job? There are several answers to this question you just have to be sure your pick the right one. According to the EEOC one company did not. The case …

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Does sex discrimination protection extend to everyone?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act has been around since 1964. One of the provisions of that law was protection from discrimination on the basis of your sex, meaning at that time that it was illegal to discriminate against a woman on the basis that she was a woman. As time has progressed this …

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50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Fifty years ago on July 2nd the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. In HR it is the foundational law that guides workplace actions around discrimination. Title VII Title VII established equal protection for people in the protected categories of race, religion, color, sex and national origin. Since that time …

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Forcing employees to worship violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

I am going to make this brief. Forcing “religion” on employees violates their rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Even when the religion is made up. Where did this come from? Here are the particulars: A company named United Health Programs of America required employees (according to the EEOC) to “worship” an …

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