DOJ: University Denied Professor Tenured Position Because She Is Transgender Woman

The U.S. Department of Justice is coming to aid of a university professor who it claims was denied promotion to a tenured position because she is a transgender woman. DOJ announced today that it is suing...
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Tech Execs to Indiana: Discrimination is Bad for Business

Credit Marc Benioff for making the first move. As soon as Indiana passed the RFRA (Religious Freedom and Restoration Act), which for all practical purposes, serves as a license to discriminate, particularly...
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Despite Verdict, Hi Tech Industry Has Ways to Go to Give Women Equal Opportunity to Advance

The news that a jury found a Silicon Valley company not liable in a sex discrimination case brought by a former partner shouldn’t lull the high tech industry into complacency. The case of Ellen Pao...
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7 critical health cost-cutters: How many do you use?

Healthcare costs are on pace to increase at record lows this year. That’s the good news. The bad? This trend won’t last. In fact, there are a number of trends – increasing drug costs, the ACA’s...
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The key to keeping young workers around? Manager feedback

What can companies do to get their young workers to stick around longer? Give them more feedback, a new survey says.  As Millennial workers (those born after the 80s) continue to come into the workforce,...
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DOL Extends Sex Bias Rule Comment Period

The public will have until April 14 to comment on the Labor Department’s proposed rule on the obligation of federal contractors and subcontractors not to discriminate on the basis of sex in their...
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DOL Extends Sex Bias Rule Comment Period

The public will have until April 14 to comment on the Labor Department’s proposed rule on the obligation of federal contractors and subcontractors not to discriminate on the basis of sex in their...
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HR administration: More difficult for small businesses? [Infographic]

Regardless of the size of the business, HR administration is a challenging job. But according to new research, HR pros at smaller firms have their own unique set of challenges — and rewards. The...
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EEOC Sues on Behalf of Female Job Applicant Allegedly Fired For Deceipt Over Her Pregnancy

Is it a legitimate defense to a claim of pregnancy discrimination that the alleged victim lied about her pregnancy when applying for the job? That could be a point of contention in a Title VII lawsuit...
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Employee handbooks: Feds spell out what you can, can’t include

HR pros may want to take a closer look at their employee handbook — and ASAP. Why? The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel just released a massive report on employee handbooks...
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