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4 Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Tech (and Everywhere Else Too)

While employment opportunities in the technology sector have grown at twice the rate of the national average, high-tech firms have struggled to increase diversity within the workplace. Data compiled from voluntary disclosures to the EEOC reveals
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Four EEOC-Approved Ways Your Company Can Prevent Age Discrimination at Work

Ayo, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just released a report on “The State of Age Discrimination and Older Workers in the U.S. 50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).” According to
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Reconvening Its Task Force and Filing 7 Suits, EEOC Signals Sex Harassment Still a Top Priority.

The EEOC sent a powerful signal last week that sexual harassment was still squarely on its radar filing 7 lawsuits against employers across the nation while reconvening its  Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. “
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EEO-1 Survey Deadline Extended to June 1

The EEOC is extending the filing deadline for the 2017 EEO-1 survey until June 1. Although the majority of employers met the original March 31 deadline, so many employers requested last minute technical assistance with the electronic filing that the
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An Instagram post cost an NFL cheerleader her job, and now she's fighting back

Bailey Davis was fired in January from her job as a cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints. The offense? An Instagram post. Now, Davis is protesting her firing in a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She feels there's
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‘Ground-Breaking’ Ruling Says Transgender Discrimination Is Covered by Title VII

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently ruled, in what many have described as a ground-breaking decision, that discrimination based on an employee’s transgender status is discrimination based on “sex” in
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Avoid EEOC Trouble By Smart Hiring, Sound Procedures and Soft Skills

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) resolved 99,109 employment discrimination claims in fiscal year 2017, resulting in $398 million in compensation paid to claimants. Of the claims resolved, 47% were for retaliation by an employer
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Is a Leave Ever a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA?

Dear Littler: One of our key employees was injured in a serious car accident. She qualified for, and took, a full 12 weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to recover. She was supposed to return...

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