Advocacy group AARP recently declared in a headline in its AARP Bulletin, “It’s time to end the last acceptable bias,” referring to age discrimination in the workplace.
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.
By now, employers should know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state and local laws protect the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities. And while you may be aware that the same laws offer similar protections for disabled individuals’ other areas of daily living—such as education, housing, and commerce—you may not realize […]
By now, most employers with at least 15 employees have a general familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That said, what does or does not—constitute a “disability” under the ADA may not be as clear. This is especially true when it comes to disabilities that are mental, rather than physical, in nature. One […]
The 6th Circuit recently focused on comments made by an employee’s former supervisor shortly before her termination, including ageist name-calling and comments about her retirement. The court held she produced sufficient evidence of discrimination to bring her case to trial.
More than a year ago, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) released its proposal for improving schools’ responses to sexual harassment and sexual assaults.
“How do I consider age when reviewing someone for an executive role?” Age discrimination—being considered too old or too young—can be a factor in executive hiring at the most senior levels. Executive hiring is complex, however, and depends on a variety of issues, including personal attributes, industry, and function.
Does your organization struggle with achieving a relatively normal gender balance in the workplace? If you’re trying to recruit in a way that will attract women to the workforce but aren’t having the results you expected, there may be a few more things you can try to achieve a more balanced result.
Are the holiday blues a diversity issue? At first thought, the busyness and stress of the holiday season doesn’t seem directly related to workplace diversity, but delve a little deeper, and the connection becomes clear.
Here in Delaware, most employers are in the midst of a mad dash to get all employees trained on sexual harassment prevention—consistent with House Bill 360—before the deadline for compliance on December 31, 2019. One of the best lessons to incorporate in that training is what topics are and are not appropriate for the workplace. […]
To avoid a hairy situation, employers should familiarize themselves with laws relating to the emerging issue of animals at work. Most animals fall into the following three sets: (1) service animals, (2) comfort or therapy animals, and (3) pets.