Long before Veronica Calderon held a job with the words “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “equity” (DI&E) in the title, those concepts were part of her nature. She says she’s long been one “to champion the causes of the underdog and disenfranchised.”
The bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) defense barred a female corrections officer’s sex discrimination claims because the county employer had proven its two-female policy was both reasonably necessary and legally required, the 6th Circuit recently ruled.
As any high schooler with a smartphone will tell you, your words can haunt you long after you utter them. One high school recently learned the same is true for its employees, thanks to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Read on to see why the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose decisions apply […]
Virginia Attorney General (AG) Mark Herring has launched a new Office of Civil Rights to help protect residents from discrimination. The move is seen as a response to the cultural awakening the nation experienced in 2020 after high-profile police shootings and the recognition that once-common offensive behavior toward certain gender groups is no longer acceptable […]
The Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on February 25, but regardless of its chances of ever becoming law, employers are advised to review their policies and practices to guard against discrimination, attorneys who advise employers say.
The Ohio General Assembly recently overhauled its employment discrimination laws and adopted several employer-friendly provisions. Governor Mike DeWine signed the Employment Law Uniformity Act (also known as House Bill 352) on January 12, 2021, and it will become effective on April 15.
Note: Includes spoilers for OWN’s Greenleaf. Based on praise from various friends and colleagues, the lovely Mrs. Reed and I recently began watching Greenleaf, a series on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) that ran from 2016 to 2020. Wikipedia describes the show as follows:
Employers are feeling free to resume their diversity training plans now that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has reportedly suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order (EO) restricting how certain employers can conduct training aimed at combating discrimination.
Kansas City, Missouri, is the latest jurisdiction to implement a “CROWN Act” ordinance, prohibiting discrimination based on natural hair types and hairstyles commonly associated with race and racial identity.
As much as recruiters try to avoid it, age discrimination is still popping up in the hiring process. Like singer Aaliyah once said, “Age ain’t nothing but a number,” and new survey findings reveal that discrimination is happening at any age.