Posts Tagged ‘inclusion’

EEOC Crack Down: How to Avoid a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

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In the last several years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been aggressively cracking down on pregnancy discrimination, filing lawsuits on behalf of women who have faced discrimination in the workplace. In 2017 alone, they awarded more than $15 million in damages and continue to investigate employers across the country. Charges range from refusal to hire to unwillingness to provide reasonable accommodation and span every sector of the workforce. The companies found guilty of discrimination are faced with being in violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and are…

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Supporting Transgender Employees in the Workplace

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As we strive for a society that is 100% supportive of rights for people from all walks of life, we sometimes run into reminders that equality truly does not yet exist for everyone. This certainly holds true for members of the transgender community. It is vital to foster a culture where all transgender employees – both those who are transitioning, and those who previously transitioned – feel comfortable and safe. Failing to do so can not only lead to a discrimination lawsuit, but may drive away talented employees and make it difficult to recruit potential staff members who are seeking…

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Why Hiring People With Disabilities is Good for Business

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Companies can gain much — both externally and internally — by making a concerted effort to construct a diverse staff. ┬áBeing known as a business that actively hires people from all walks of life is a huge plus. Specifically, hiring people with disabilities is a great way to promote diversity within the office. People with disabilities can have a difficult time getting hired — even if they have qualifications at the same level or even above other candidates for a position. Because of the struggle that people with disabilities can face when trying to land a job, they are often…

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