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Discrimination

Discrimination is hard to pinpoint and discrimination is difficult to cure. Discriminatory thinking is rooted in the minds/hearts of people based on their background, experience, and beliefs. Discrimination training tells people what they cannot say and do. Discrimination is forbidden by law for such characteristics as gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, and in employment decisions.

What Is Harassment
Need to understand harassment in the workplace? It can include actions, objects, communication, behavior, and even jokes and nicknames. Avoid harassment legal difficulties including charges of discrimination by knowing exactly what it is.

Prevent Employment Discrimination and Lawsuits
Are you interested in preventing workplace discrimination lawsuits from employees and potential employees? No matter what kind of a discrimination lawsuit is filed, they must be defended by the employer. The employer is always the loser because the distraction prevents forward movement on business goals. Here's how to prevent discrimination lawsuits.

Discrimination in Any Aspect of Employment Is Illegal
Discrimination is adverse work treatment of an employee or prospective employee based on a class or category of which the employee is a member. This is differentiated from employment treatment that is based on the employee's individual merit. Discrimination in the workplace is the act of treating a particular group or person differently based...

What Is Age Discrimination?
Age discrimination is adverse work treatment of an employee based on a class or category that the employee belongs to – employees over age 40 - rather than on the employee's individual merit. Age discrimination is unlawful under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967.

Do You Discriminate Against Older Workers - Even Subtly?
Is your organization guilty of discriminating against older employees and job applicants - even subtly? It's easy to unconsciously fall into several traps. See these reminders about how to avoid discrimination in everyday situations with older employees and job applicants.

Maintain Relevance Despite Age Discrimination
Age discrimination is prevalent even in workplaces that commit to non-discriminatory practices. Age discrimination is relevant, prevalent, illegal, subtle and preventable. You can maintain relevance no matter your age and no matter how subtly age discrimination may permeate your workplace. Employers can take steps to guard against age...

Religious Discrimination
Religious discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of l964. According to this Act, religious discrimination by the employer is forbidden in hiring, firing, and other terms and conditions of employment. The Act also requires employers to reasonably accommodate the religious practices of an employee or prospective employee.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate against an employee or potential employee in certain workplaces. The EEOC handles discrimination complaints. Learn more.

Hostile Environment Claims Not Limited to Sexual Harassment
Discrimination is a factor in most cases of unlawful harassment in the workplace. Employers need to take these steps to prevent a work environment that allows harassment and discrimination.

Summary of Employment Related Components of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Interested in knowing what employment laws were established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964? There are misunderstandings about who and what is covered. Learn more about discrimination.

Job Interview Tips: How to Interview Potential Employees
Want job interview tips to help you select employees? These job interview tips will help you assess the skills, experience, and cultural fit of your potential employee. The job interview is a powerful factor in the employee selection process in most organizations. While the job interview may not deserve all of the attention that it receives, the...

How to Accommodate Disabled Employees
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which was created to recognize the contributions and skills of American employees with disabilities. For many small to midsize businesses, having an employee suddenly become disabled is tough. Find out more.

The Scoop on Love Contracts
Curious about the use of a love contract? Employers who want to minimize the potential disruption of an office romance might want to consider using one to avoid charges of sexual harassment or discrimination.

Sexual Harassment
Want to know more about what qualifies as sexual harassment, a form of discrimination at work? Here is what you must know as an employer. These are recommended policies, prevention training opportunities, and obligations if an employee files a complaint.

Sexual Harassment Investigation
Looking for the steps to follow when an employee claims that he or she has been sexually harassed? These are the steps to follow in any investigation including discrimination and harassment.

Employment Discrimination Laws
Discrimination in any issue related to employment is illegal. Employers must take care to assure that decisions they make in any aspect of employment are legal, ethical, and supported by documentation of the facts and qualifications of the person involved. Find out more.

Video Resumes
Have you received your first video resumes from your job applicants? If not, you will likely begin to receive some soon. They are the latest craze in job searching Here's what you need to think about to avoid discrimination charges down the road.

LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is a federal bill that would make discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees illegal in the workplace. Employers would not be able to fire, refuse to hire, or refuse to promote employees based on the employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Transgender Discrimination Laws in the United States
This resource identifies the discrimination laws in the United States for transgender employees or employees who are changing their gender identity. Discrimination by employers based on an employee's sexual orientation and gender identity is becoming increasing illegal in states and nations.

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