Tag: Religion

Archived: Most Diverse Congress Sworn In

The newly sworn-in 113th Congress marks a historic milestoneit’s the most diverse in history. A record number of Blacks, Latinos, Asians and women now hold seats among the 535 Senate and House of Representatives members. And the diversity goes beyond race/ethnicity and gender. Congress is: 8 percent Black: a total…

Archived: Holidays at Work: Culturally Competent or Offensive What You SHOULD Know

While seasonal festivities and office holiday parties are common this time of year, companies continue to grapple with the most appropriate way to include everyone. As the workplace becomes increasingly diverse, how can companies ensure their employees’ year-end festivities don’t offendor lead to discrimination chargeswhile maintaining the importance of religious…

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: How Can Diversity Management Measure Religious Inclusion

Photo by Shutterstock Diversity-Management Question: I am the chairman of a religious group at my company. I am working with key business partners in our headquarters city to move forward with a strategy that involves transformation [to a religiously inclusive workplace]. Will you share your vision as to how religious…

Archived: Workplace Diversity: Is Hiring Only Gay Men Unfair

Workplace diversity challenged by reverse discrimination A shipping company lost a $1-million verdict after a manager only wanted to hire gay men. What can you learn Discrimination: Gender, Transgender and Sexual Orientation Company accused of hiring only gay men loses $1-million verdict.Three women filed a discrimination charge against a shipping…

Archived: Is Professor's 'Hi, Sweetie' Comment Sexual Harassment

Diversity and inclusion sensitivity caused a university to overreact by firing chin-chucking professor for harassment.A state appeals court ruled that a university did not have the foundation to fire a tenured male professor for sexual harassment. He had approached his department chair in the lounge area, said “Hi, sweetie,” and…