Tag: disparate impact discrimination

Working from Home During Pandemic: Hidden Sex, Disability Discrimination Claims

The world at large is learning how to work from home and do so efficiently. But for some, the struggle to maintain productive full-time employment from home is harder than for others. While you may think it’s a personal problem for the employee to resolve, thanks to a lesser-known discrimination theory, the headaches could soon […]

Risk or reward? Ex-offenders present challenge to employers

In a quest for workforce diversity, employers go to great lengths to reach out to people of various races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds. But they’re not so likely to reach out to those who have spent time in prison. Yet employers often express a desire to be good corporate citizens that “give back” to […]

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EEOC Updates Guidance on Use of Arrest, Conviction Records in Employment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released new guidance related to employers’ use of applicant and employee arrest and conviction information. The new guidance, approved in a 4-1 vote during a meeting on April 25, includes information on how an employer’s use of an individual’s criminal history in making employment decisions could violate the […]