Discrimination

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If you’re noticing conflict keeps arising on your team or that it’s slow to resolve when it does erupt, you might want to consider looking at the policies and procedures in place around conflict. Many leaders may look directly to the people involved with conflict to identify trigger points. It’s true that certain personalities may...

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Summary of: Miron, A. M., Branscombe, N. R., Lishner, D. A., Otradovec, A. C., Frankowski, S., Bowers, H. R., Wierzba, B. L., & Malcore, M. (2020). Group-level perspective-taking effects on injustice standards and empathic concern when the victims are categorized as outgroup versus ingroup. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 42(5), 305-323. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01973533.2020.1768096 Background & Theory...

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Summary of: Klutsey, J. “Gender Biases against Women in the Workplace” (2020). International Journal of Business and Social Science, 25-31. Background & Theory: Genderism is the discrimination caused due to the belief that one gender is superior to another. This literature review examines the role of genderism in the workplace, with a specific focus on...

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An agriculture retailer in Mississippi was found to have violated federal law when it fired an employee with a medical condition related to his back. This is according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Details of the Case The EEOC lawsuit claims that the employee was a driver and...

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A hearing was scheduled to address a lawsuit between a suspended Limestone County Schools (LCS) administrator and the Limestone County Board of Education (LCBOE) in Alabama. The hearing, however, was canceled once the court received notification that the parties had come to an agreement through successful mediation. Details of the Case The employee involved in...

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A Florida-based electronic manufacturer was found to have violated federal law in their response to the needs of an employee according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Details of the Case Interconnect Cable Technology Corporate (ICTC) reportedly demoted and later discharged an employee after her mental illness lead to hospitalization. The employee in...

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Erickson Living Management, LLC, a Maryland-based company that builds and manages retirement communities in 11 U.S. states is set to pay $151,000 and provide other relief to settle a retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Details of the Case The EEOC’s lawsuit claims that Erickson Living’s director of health services,...

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Winter recreation vehicle manufacturer, SnoBear USA, Inc., is set to pay $20,000 in order to settle an equal pay lawsuit. The lawsuit charges that discrimination on the basis of sex blocked the equal pay opportunity of an equally qualified female employee. There are some important takeaways for employers in this case, especially for those working...

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An Ithaca, NY-based manufacturer, Porous Materials, will pay $93,000 in addition to providing other relief to settle a harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Details of the Dispute Per the lawsuit filed by the EEOC, Porous Materials cultivated a work environment comprised of sexism, racism, and national origin discrimination...

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Prestige Care Inc., Prestige Senior Living, LLC, and their affiliates have been ordered to pay $2 million to settle a disability discrimination suit. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) who charged that the companies named had failed to provide accommodations for employees with disabilities as required by law. Details of...

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