Tag: Supreme Court

discrimination

Avoiding Candidates with ‘Too Much Experience’ Could Land Employers in Hot Water

A 58-year-old attorney had too much experience to seek an in-house legal position with a healthcare products company. In a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—decision, the court considered whether the “disparate impact” provision of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) covers job applicants or only current […]

Record Number of Companies Earn Perfect Score from Human Rights Campaign

A record number of the nation’s major companies and law firms are advancing policies and practices to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workers around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

Do Your Holiday Decorations Suggest Religious Preference?

It’s nearing the time of year when workplaces become more festive. Perhaps your office plans to decorate a Christmas tree, as it does every year. Maybe all your employees celebrate Christmas, so it has never occurred to you that you may, inadvertently, be sending a message about your workplace to others, including job candidates.

The Risks of Contingent Workers

In yesterday’s Advisor, business consultant Bridget Miller presented some of the benefits of recruiting contingent workers for your organization. Today, Miller highlights the risks involved. What Are the Risks? There can be downsides to having contingent workers. Here are some of the concerns: Employee morale may be affected. Depending on the implementation of a contingent […]