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July 20, 2017

Today’s lesson may seem obvious, but it is one worth repeating: any employee, no matter the on-the-job misconduct, can sue you. Filing a lawsuit is one thing, succeeding on that lawsuit is an entirely different animal. Case in point: Robinson v. Klosterman Baking Co. (S.D. Ohio 7/5/17). Michael Robinson was not what one would call one of...

July 19, 2017

Our tax dollars at work. In a recent lawsuit filed in federal court in Florida, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has asserted a claim of sex discrimination against a gentlemen’s club in Florida for allegedly refusing to hire a man who applied for a bartending position. According to the complaint, Sammy’s Gentlemen’s Club informed...

July 18, 2017

New job to-do list: (1) send goodbye email; (2) attend goodbye party; (3) update LinkedIn account; and (4) then use said LinkedIn account to send old colleagues new contact information. This sounds like a pretty standard modus operandi for the modern job-hopper, right?  In fact, this last act, that LinkedIn contact, provided the nub of a...

July 17, 2017

The filing of a new discrimination lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) answers the question whether, after five years of intensive scrutiny, employers can breathe a sigh of relief in terms of screening job applicants based on criminal records.  The new filing reveals that the EEOC remains interested in trying to use...

July 14, 2017

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act recently celebrated its 50th birthday (it doesn’t look a day over 49). This calls for an age discrimination quiz! Question 1: What age group is protected from age discrimination under the ADEA? A. All age groups. Discrimination based on age is never ok, whether you are young or old. B. Ages 40 to 70. C...

July 13, 2017

A recent study in Australia sought to determine whether “de-identifying” applications – removing any information relating to race and gender – would eliminate the effects of implicit or unconscious bias and “help promote gender equality and diversity in hiring..." Surprisingly, the study found that non-minorities and males were more likely to be...
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