Tag: Civil Rights Act

How to Handle Pushback against Gender Transition?

Yesterday we looked at how employers can get ahead of the game when it comes to creating a system for fairly handling employees who are going through gender transition. Today we’ll look at how to handle the pushback and the importance of keeping in touch with employees that are transitioning.

Accommodating Pregnant Employees

By BLR Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld, JD The challenge of how and when to accommodate pregnant employees has moved to the forefront as a result of recent changes to the law and recent guidance coming from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

What is the E-RACE Initiative?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race and color (among other things), but complaints of discrimination are on the rise, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been taking action to track the root causes of this discrimination and has begun to do more about it. Back in 2008, […]

What Laws Does the EEOC Administer?

While nearly everyone has heard of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), not everyone knows how many laws and regulations fall within their purview. When pressed, many would guess that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is within EEOC responsibility—and they would be right—but that’s not all.

Call Me ‘Caitlyn’—Keeping Up with Gender Identity Compliance

Star athlete and Keeping Up with the Kardashians star formerly known as Bruce Jenner recently introduced herself as a transwoman on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. BLR® Legal Editor Jasmin Rojas, JD, examines the implications for businesses when it comes to gender identity compliance.

Preemployment Inquiries: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When a company first meets with a prospective candidate, it’s not just the interviewee who needs to be on his or her toes. Interviewers must be careful to ask the right questions, not just to ensure they’re making the right hire but also to avoid legal entanglements.