Race, age and sex discrimination • Wrongful termination • Retaliation • ADA accommodation violation • OSHA violations These are just a few of the employee complaints that are increasing due to actions employers have and are taking since the COVID-19 Pandemic began. Let’s face it, we had to act [READ MORE ...]
EEOC Suspends Issuance of Right-to-Sue Notices; Employers Need to Understand the Underlying Message.
There are two primary messages employers need to know regarding the EEOC suspension of case closed and right-to-sue notices.
Whichever side of the line you stand on, everyone seems to agree that the new California law requiring at least one board seat be filled by a female for publicly traded companies leaves a lot of room for debate and concern. In fact, Governor Jerry Brown wrote in his [READ MORE ...]
When asked about their current workplace investigation process, most CEOs will respond with, “HR has that under control.” To which I respond, “That’s good. When was the last time you talked with HR about it?” For those who responded that they have had a recent conversation, it generally went [READ MORE ...]
With as often as you hear of new sexual harassment cases in the news, you may wonder why I refer to Sexual Harassment as the silent epidemic. Unfortunately, the stories that make the news often leave the public feeling as though this only happens in big business and tv [READ MORE ...]
Last week, KPMG (one of the big four accounting and audit firms) agreed to pay $420,000 to 60 qualified Asian applicants who were allegedly not hired due to their race/ethnicity. The firm entered a conciliation agreement with the DOL/Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) after applicant and hiring [READ MORE ...]
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released the 2016 statistics for discrimination and harassment cases filed for the year, showing an increase for the second consecutive year. Discrimination charges were filed in 91,503 cases (29% being sex based claims). The interesting point here is that the agency [READ MORE ...]
Looking back on 2016, I was saddened by the onslaught of news stories covering lawsuits and settlements related to sexual harassment and discrimination. Of course there were the big suits that received most of the media attention, Fox News, Chipotle Grill, Mc Donald’s Corp., etc. But it seemed that [READ MORE ...]
With the release of the EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for 2017 – 2021, it is time to take a look at your Complaint, Investigation and Prevention processes and procedures. The SEP outlines the EEOC’s principal areas of focus for the next four years. According to the plan, the [READ MORE ...]
With the vote happening next week in what may be the most contentious presidential election in U.S. history, HR and Managers need to closely monitor the temperature to make sure conversation do not elevate to the point of bullying or creating a hostile work environment. According to an article [READ MORE ...]
Independent franchise owners need to watch for the court decision on this as it could have wide spread implications. As explained in this article published yesterday by SHRM, 15 Employees filed sexual harassment claims in which McDonalds Corp. was named a co-employer. Needless to say, the outcome of this [READ MORE ...]
Not only did Steve Boese, Conference Chairman, vote for InvestiPro as the Next Great HR Technology Company last week at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago, he included us in his Top 5 Moments at the Conference. https://t.co/yIloNDhS2O Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company While HR Tech, and plenty of [READ MORE ...]
We will find out today. Cheer us on at the opening session of the HR Technology Conference and Expo. We'll be competing today at 3:45 Chicago time, and will let you know as soon as we get the results. But truly, it is an honor to have been selected [READ MORE ...]
HR TECH CONFERENCE & EXPO REVEALS PARTICIPANTS IN “NEXT GREAT HR TECHNOLOGY COMPANY” COMPETITION HR Tech | September 19, 2016 | Awesome New Technology, HR, HR Tech, HR Tech Conference, HR Tech StartUp, Technology | No Comments Conference Attendees to Vote on Eight Startups Offering the Most Promising [READ MORE ...]
The number of Harassment related retaliation claims being filed with the EEOC is continuing to increase year after year. And since retaliation judgments can be awarded punitive damages, these can be very costly claims. Last week the EEOC released new guidance on the definitions and applications of retaliation in [READ MORE ...]
Can you tell we're excited? If you are attending the California HR Conference next week in Long Beach, stop by the InvestiPro booth to say hello and receive a 20% discount off your first workplace investigation with InvestiPro. Let us scan your badge and receive a high quality magnifying [READ MORE ...]
Qualcomm settles in $19.5M gender discrimination pre-suit SAN FRANCISCO – Telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm on Tuesday agreed to pay $19.5 million in a gender discrimination suit brought by female employees who worked in engineering and managerial roles. Read more at http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/07/26/qualcomm-settles-195m-gender-discrimination-pre-suit/87587968/.
This is an important article on how the EEOC is looking at sexual orientation claims. It's a worthwhile read as the determination will have far reaching implications moving forward. Notice the employer did not conduct an investigation, but rather decided to terminate the employee costing them a hefty settlement in [READ MORE ...]
This week, New York City expanded the Human Rights Law that was already one of the most employee friendly statutes in the nation.
Any employer who believes they can avoid conducting workplace investigations by simply doing business as usual should take notice that discrimination and harassment law revisions are expanding employee protections, increasing penalties and allowing greater reimbursement for attorney and expert fees. A good example happened just this week [READ MORE [READ MORE ...]