Author: DiversityInc Staff

Archived: February Legal Roundup: Is 'Something Is Wrong' Enough Notice of a Disability

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Disability Discrimination | Privacy/Misuse of Identity | Age Discrimination | Religion Discrimination | Labor Arbitration | Legislation and Administrative Action Disability Discrimination Back to top “Something is wrong” and “might have a medical condition” are not…

Archived: Poor Workforce Diversity Practices Result in Gender Discrimination

Gender Discrimination Food company settles OFCCP charges of adverse impact hiring discrimination. A national food distributor has agreed to pay approximately $200,000 and change its hiring practices. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) charged that the company’s hiring practices discriminated against women. In a nine-month period, the company…

Archived: EEOC Identifies LGBT Protection As 'Emerging Issue'

By Bob Gregg EEOC announces 2013 priorities. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced its four-year (20132016) Strategic Enforcement Plan. The agency plans to devote additional attention to the issues of identifying and eliminating discriminatory recruiting and hiring barriers; enforcing equal-pay laws; protecting immigrant, migrant and other vulnerable workers;…

Archived: Who Can't Be Sued for Discrimination

There are a number of factors that make some employers immune from lawsuits. American Indian tribes are “Sovereign Nations” under the treaties they signed to give away America and be confined to reservations. As Sovereign Nations, tribal organizations are immune from most employment laws. Religious organizations are also exempt from…

Archived: Denied Healthcare Insurance: Wife Files Lawsuit

Transgender wife cannot be denied health insurance.Mrs. Radtke was born male in Wisconsin; she later moved to Minnesota and had gender-reassignment surgery. She obtained a Minnesota court order changing her name and gender and a Wisconsin order to change her birth certificate to female. She then married Mr. Radtke, who…