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Ask HR: My Company Is Confused About Same-Sex Sexual Harassment

​SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., is answering HR questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. This week, he answers questions on addressing same-sex harassment and using a co-worker's preferred pronouns.

Women May Take Extra Financial Hit from Pandemic

Women will receive a disproportionate financial penalty when it comes to the current COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests. As they’re more likely to be family caregivers, women may stay out of work longer to care for children whose schools remain closed or for elderly parents and family members who remain at risk.

PwC Settles Age Discrimination in Hiring Claim

​Professional services firm PwC agreed to pay $11.6 million and change its recruiting practices to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging age discrimination in hiring.We've rounded up resources and articles from SHRM Online and other trusted outlets on the news.Plaintiffs Claim Focus on College Recruiting Is DiscriminatoryA group of applicants age 40 and older sued the company in 2016, claiming that PwC's recruiting efforts on college campuses was a violation of the Age Discrimination

Supreme Court Suspends Oral Arguments Due to COVID-19

For the first time since the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, the U.S. Supreme Court has postponed oral arguments.

Virginia Is Latest State to Ban Hairstyle Discrimination

Virginia has joined other states and localities that have passed hair discrimination ban by expanding the Virginia Human Rights Act’s definition of racial discrimination to include certain traits historically associated with race. The new law takes effect on July 1.

Coronavirus and Racism: Take Precautions to Fight Discrimination

​Panic over the coronavirus is ratcheting into racism against people who are of Chinese or Asian descent since the virus was first identified in China in December. Here are some steps employers can take.

Celebrate International Women’s Day by Focusing on Workplace Inclusion

The first International Women’s Day in 1911 drew more than a million people to rallies around the world. A century later, the global festivities continue. One of the event’s goals is to create more equal and inclusive workplaces.

ADA Claims of Nurse with 12-Hour Work Restriction Go to Trial

A nurse at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center may go to trial on her Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims based on her employer’s alleged refusal to limit her shift to 12 hours in accordance with her doctor’s note.

Air Force Grants Sikh Americans Religious Accommodations

Sikh Americans will have an easier time serving in the U.S. Air Force thanks to uniform and grooming accommodations adopted in February.

Weinstein Trial: What Impact Will the Verdict Have in the Workplace?

​Disgraced former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of criminal sexual assault and rape in the third degree. criminal sexual act and third-degree rape. With so many changes already taking place, what impact—if any—will the trial's outcome have on U.S. employers and workplace culture?

Viewpoint: Putting Autism to Work

An estimated 70 percent of people on the autism spectrum worldwide are still unemployed or underemployed. But the dearth of talent and skilled labor in tech, manufacturing and engineering is leading companies to rethink their hiring strategies and ways they might accommodate a neurodiverse population.

Preparing for Waves of Retiring Employees

Use caution when asking aging workers about their plans but analyze workforce and benefit data to project when Baby Boomers are likely to leave. Have a process in place to transfer skills to younger workers.

Bringing Women Back to Work After Career Breaks in India

As gender diversity becomes a key focus for companies in India, one key question is how to encourage women who have taken career breaks to return to work.

Black Tech Employees Continue to Face Workplace Racism

​Companies including Google and Facebook have pledged to hire more diverse employees, but black employees say that the tech industry is still unwilling to confront bias.Analyses by USA Today and others show major tech companies employ far fewer women and underrepresented minorities than other industries, even in Silicon Valley. Black employees say that racism and discrimination have worsened. SHRM Online has collected the following articles on this topic from its archives and other news sou

Demotion Can Be Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA

An employer properly offered a demotion to an employee with a disability as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Religious Harassment Claim Fails

The religious harassment claim of a former firefighter was denied by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since the disrespectful comments about his religion did not interfere with his work performance.

More Employee Handbooks Replace ‘He’ and ‘She’ with ‘They’

Increasingly, companies are removing “he” and “she” from their employee handbooks and replacing them with gender-neutral pronouns, such as “they,” Merriam-Webster’s word of 2019.

How to Manage Intergenerational Conflict in the Workplace

With four generations in the workplace--Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z--there are bound to be conflicts. But are those disagreements based on the differences between generations, or differences between newcomers with fresh perspectives and more-experienced elders?

Bias Claim Fails Where Employer Hired Motivated Applicant

Evidence that an employer had hired a motivated candidate with a disability was relevant and nonprejudicial in a trial involving an unsuccessful applicant’s claim of disability discrimination, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held.

New York Corporations to Report Number of Women on the Board

New York State recently enacted a new law mandating a study of the proportion of female members on the boards of corporations authorized to do business in the state. Legislative efforts to press corporations to improve the representation of women on corporate boards seem to be a growing trend.

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