Category: Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight features business-focused strategies from your HR peers with real-life lessons in diversity management. Use Diversity Insight for the latest strategies on waging peace between multi-generational workers, satisfying the unique needs of the disabled, respecting employee religious beliefs, and more.

’Tis the Season for Religious Accommodations

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many employers. It’s also when you’re flooded with time-off-work requests for religious observancnes. What are your obligations when it comes to accommodating the requests? The answer is important, considering the costs associated with getting it wrong. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employers […]

Flurry of Disability Discrimination Claims Warrants Attention

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that a Hawaii employer agreed to pay $90,000 to settle a disability discrimination charge. That was just one of 19 settlements and lawsuits involving disability discrimination claims publicized by the EEOC since August 1, 2018. The flurry of EEOC activity and the high volume of disability discrimination […]

Giving the Boot to Kickboxer Violated USERRA

As a recent appellate decision demonstrates, the scope of protection afforded to servicemembers and veterans under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is broad. Employers should err on the side of caution when dealing with employees returning from any military service, no matter how limited or how brief their tour of duty […]

Jobseekers Do Not ‘Like’ Allegedly Biased Facebook Advertisements

Recruiting top talent to your organization can be a difficult task. Between the historically low unemployment rate and the cottage industry of jobs websites out there, it can be challenging to locate strong candidates and persuade them to join your business. In an effort to spread their message as widely as possible, an increasing number […]

Workstations and Working Out: Can They Coexist?

Most likely, while reading this article, you’re sitting in front of a computer, and more than likely, you’ve been positioned in the same spot for more than several minutes. A 2013 Ergotron survey found that Americans spend 13 hours of each day sitting. Combined with an average eight hours of sleep, that amounts to 21 […]

ADA

EEOC, Employees Continue to See Success in Disability Cases

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has quietly maintained its focus on disability discrimination. Since July 1, 2018, the agency has filed 19 lawsuits alleging various violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and has collected more than $6 million in settlements.

How to Combat Transphobia in the Workplace

According to one report by the National Center for Transgender Equality, 90% of the 6,450 transgender and gender-nonconforming people who were surveyed reported “experiencing harassment or mistreatment on the job or took actions to avoid it.” And a whopping 47% of the individuals surveyed reported being fired, not hired, or denied a promotion because of […]