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Why Pay Equity Keeps Getting More Complicated

SHRM Article ImageAs pressure on employers to address the pay gap between men and women, and between white and minority employees, ramps up, consider keeping an "equity reserve" off the top of the payroll adjustment budget and use these funds to close the parity gap, a pay equity attorney advised.

Report: Minority Professionals in Cybersecurity Underrepresented in Senior Roles, Paid Less

Cybersecurity professionals of color earn less than their white counterparts, says a new report, "Innovation Through Inclusion: The Multicultural Cybersecurity Workforce."

How to Avoid Beauty Bias When Hiring

SHRM Article ImageJob seekers with movie-star good looks appear to have the world at their feet, except for when they apply for menial work, according to recent research.

Men’s Mentorship of Women at Odds with ‘Pence Rule’

SHRM Article Image​Following the "Pence rule" in the workplace—when a man declines to be alone with a woman other than his wife—may stand in the way of men mentoring women, which some view as a necessary stepping stone for women's professional advancement.

ADA Accommodations Are Kind of Like Dating: Communication Is Key

SHRM Article Image​Think of it like speed dating, but with employers and court cases: In 90 minutes, attorney Eric B. Meyer, a partner at FisherBroyles law firm in Atlanta, presented overviews of 20 accommodation-related legal decisions to a room packed with HR professionals.

Find Common Ground by Listening to Each Other

SHRM Article ImagePolitical strategists Donna Brazile and Sean Spicer stress the importance of civil discourse.

Estée Lauder, EEOC Agree to Settle Paid-Child-Bonding-Leave Case

SHRM Article Image​The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is scrutinizing paid-child-bonding-leave policies closely, particularly those that distinguish between primary and secondary caregivers, because the policies may discriminate against men.

'Press for Progress' on International Women’s Day

SHRM Article ImageBusinesses and workers around the world are observing International Women’s Day today by protesting, celebrating and reimagining the workplace. SHRM Online has collected the following stories from news outlets about how companies are taking note of International Women’s Day this year.

Documentation Defeats Gender Discrimination Claim

SHRM Article ImageAs recently noted by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, a well-maintained paper trail can lead to the summary dismissal of a discrimination claim.

Supervisor’s Alleged Threat Results in Retaliation Claim Going to Trial

SHRM Article ImageA former employee of a paper manufacturing mill could proceed to trial with his Title VII retaliation claim in light of a supervisor's alleged threat.

Across the Economy, Workplaces Are More Segregated Than 40 Years Ago

SHRM Article ImageWhile there may be more racial diversity in large, established companies than in decades past, the influx of new companies—which tend to have far less racial diversity—into the U.S. economy has more than offset any gains that U.S. organizations have made overall.

Seventh Day Adventists Advance Religious Discrimination Claims

SHRM Article ImageA federal court should not have dismissed the religious discrimination claims of two Seventh Day Adventists against Kellogg USA Inc. for failing to accommodate their need for Saturdays off, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Viewpoint: How to Steer Clear of Ageism in the Workplace

SHRM Article ImageA former judge and nationally known expert on employment discrimination and workplace abuse advises employers on avoiding charges of age discrimination.

Title VII Bars Sexual Orientation Discrimination, 2nd Circuit Decides

SHRM Article ImageThe split among appeals courts over whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual orientation discrimination deepened Feb. 26, as the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it does. The decision makes it likely that the Supreme Court ultimately will have to rule on the issue.

5 Tips for Upgrading Your Anti-Harassment Policy

SHRM Article Image​Good policies drive good cultures. Here are some recommendations to consider as you revisit your organization’s anti-harassment policy.

Bigoted Language Alone Doesn’t Support Sexual Orientation Bias Claim

SHRM Article ImageEven if a county executive officer made derogatory comments about homosexuals, a former county employee showed no link between the comments and her termination, and so was not entitled to a trial on her claim of sexual orientation discrimination, the California Court of Appeal ruled.

Have We Gone Too Far in Promoting Collaboration?

SHRM Article ImageTeamwork is vital to the modern workplace, but it should be balanced with solo time, especially for introverted employees.

Pregnant Employee Who Rested or Slept on Break Advances Claims

SHRM Article Image​A former nurse fired after she was found resting or sleeping on a break and then told management she was pregnant may proceed to trial on her discrimination claims.

4 Trends That Will Shape Recruiting in 2018

SHRM Article ImageThis year, more employers hope to make progress in building inclusive workplaces through diversity recruiting efforts and will continue to experiment with new interviewing and selection techniques, according to experts.

Women's March Attendees Want Equality in the Workplace

SHRM Article ImageMany women at the Womens March in Washington, D.C., said they want to see businesses and lawmakers put an end to wage disparity. "Equal pay is a big issue," said one marcher. "The fact that we still don't have it is disappointing."

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