Monthly Archives: January 2012

EEOC Strategic Plan Pursues More High Impact Enforcement

Since the new administration came into power in early 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has enjoyed more resources and more leeway to pursue cases of discrimination.  It has taken on a number of employers accused of multiple instances of discrimination, and has entered into highly publicized settlements with many of them.  The areas of...
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Workplace Ethics Change as the Economy Rises and Falls

The Ethics Resource Center issued its biannual report on the prevalence of misconductin American companies.  Two counter-intuitive findings stood out for me: One found that in bad economic times company ethics improved, while the reporting of misconduct rose.  The study found that pressure to engage in unethical behavior is more rampant.  Likewise, retaliation against...
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NLRB’s Poster Requirement on Rights to Organize is Postponed Again

The National Labor Relations Board decided to postpone the effective date of itsearlier requirement that employers post a comprehensive summary of employees’ rights to organize. The posting requirement has created a firestorm among employers.  It is designed to overcome the anti-union environment.  Some employees believe that they have no right to talk among themselves about...
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Supreme Court Closes The Courthouse Doors to Religious Employees

This week, the Supreme Court decided a closely watched Case, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionCheryl Perich was a teacher at a Christian school.  She sued the school after her termination, claiming the discharge violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The school countered that the Courts had no right...
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