Month: February 2017

Airport Contractor Charged with Religious Discrimination Against Muslims

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EEOC targets “backlash discrimination” in its strategic enforcement plan

religious discrimination

Religious discrimination and harassment in the workplace is one of the biggest issues facing HR practitioners. In 2016, more than 3,800 charges of job discrimination based upon religion were filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), making it among the top charges handled by the agency. Read On

Uber Investigates Sexual Harassment Claims: Former Engineer Alleges HR Ignored Her Complaints

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Uber Headquarters

After a former Uber engineer took to her personal blog to describe persistent sexual harassment by her manager, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced on February 19 that the ride-sharing service will conduct an “urgent investigation” into the allegations. Read On

Do’s and Don’ts For Avoiding National Origin Discrimination: EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance

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national origin discrimination

For the first time in over a decade, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has revised its “Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination.” The goal is to help organizations reduce the risk of costly claims of workplace discrimination based on ethnicity or country of origin. Read On

Chipotle Gets Into Hot Sauce Over Outdated Social Media Policy: Does Your Organization’s Policy Comply with the NLRA?

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Social Media NLRA Guidelines

There is no doubt that the internet and social media continue to change the way we live and work. While the ability to communicate instantly with employees, customers, partners and the public offers many advantages, social media in the workplace comes with its own risks and challenges.   Read On

Compliance Training Veteran, Anil D’Souza, Joins Traliant Team

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MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, February 1, 2017 – Traliant, a leader in interactive online compliance training, announced today that Anil D’Souza has joined its team as VP, Learning.  Over the past 20 years D’Souza has instructionally authored over 800 learner hours of blended learning programs, focusing primarily on ethics and regulatory compliance topics.  He has designed programs for a variety of progressive, international organizations including such firms as JPMorgan Chase, Standard Chartered Bank and General Electric. Prior to joining Traliant, he was the Director of Products, Quality and Innovation in the compliance learning division of Thomson Reuters. Read On