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Through this, we create a sustainable strategy that points the way for Diversity & Inclusion to add value to the business, talent, operational strategies and objectives for any organization.

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Returnships Can Help Unemployed Ease Back into the Workforce

Companies are launching returnship programs to draw in applicants who may want to come back to work but have been out of the office for some time. Such arrangements are proliferating due to their success rates, the tight labor market and companies' attempts to diversify their workforces.

New York Legislature Passes Transgender Rights Law

New York legislators passed a measure that will add gender identity and expression to the protected categories under the state's anti-discrimination law—which covers employment, housing and places of public accommodation.

Google Employees Fight Forced Arbitration Agreements

Google employees took to Instagram and Twitter on Jan. 15 to pressure companies in the tech industry to stop using forced arbitration.

Terminating Disruptive Employee Wasn’t Age Discrimination

A federal district court found no evidence of age discrimination when an employer cited a laboratory technician’s numerous complaints about management among the reasons she was selected for termination in a reduction in force.

Sexual Orientation Is Protected Class for Michigan State Contracts

As one of his last acts in office, term-limited Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive directive extending sexual-orientation discrimination protection to a number of private employees.

Top Corporate Roles Are Rarely Held by Women

Women in top leadership roles are a rare sight. Experts recommend steps for seeking out, hiring women for C-suite spots.

Improper Cash Counting Undermines Retaliation Claim

A court dismissed a former employee’s religious-retaliation claim by determining that her repeated failures to follow proper money-handling procedures was the likely reason for her termination.

Federal Law Protects Stereotyped Transgender Employees

As an employer in Colorado recently learned, Title VII’s protections against discrimination arising from sex-based stereotypes also apply to transgender employees.

City Lawfully Declined to Promote Strict Captain

A female police captain denied promotion to major could not show gender discrimination because of her admitted strictness with subordinates and exacting views of right and wrong, a federal district court ruled.

Unwelcome Hugging Allegations Target U.K. Luxury Fashion Retailer

​Women are coming forward with allegations of unprofessional behavior at U.K. luxury fashion retailer Ted Baker, decrying the practice of "unwelcome hugging" and other inappropriate behavior.

Restaurant Operations Director Advances Age-Discrimination Lawsuit

The director of operations for several McDonald's franchise restaurants can proceed with her age-bias lawsuit against the franchise owners, a California appellate court ruled. Although the owners claimed that they fired the plaintiff to save money in light of declining profits, a jury could find that this explanation is a pretext for unlawful discrimination, the court said.

‘Best Companies for Dads’ Spotlights Exemplary Support for Working Fathers

Organizations on Working Mother magazine’s inaugural list of Best Companies for Dads are leaders in providing paternity leave, phased back-to-work programs, telecommuting opportunities and flexible schedules.

Fired Worker Advances Race-Bias Claim

A former employee could proceed on a claim that her employer treated her differently from other similarly situated employees on account of race when the employer decided to fire her.

President Bush’s Support Helped Make Americans with Disabilities Act a Reality

Before the ADA was enacted, the first question employers asked applicants was whether they had a disability. If the applicants did, they were shown the door.

Dartmouth Students Say Professors’ Sexual Misconduct Affected Careers

Female students in Dartmouth College's psychology department have filed a lawsuit alleging that officials of the New Hampshire school didn't take appropriate measures to address sexual harassment, misconduct and sexual assault by three tenured professors.

The Year End Is Prime Time for a Pay-Equity Review

With heightened scrutiny applied to compensation decisions and new pay-equity laws in several states and localities, now is an ideal time for employers to evaluate their pay practices and correct any disparities.

Sexual Orientation Bias Claims Against Contractors Triple

Claims of sexual orientation discrimination against federal contractors more than tripled this year and gender identity discrimination claims doubled.

Workers Are Walking Out to Get Employers' Attention

Employees are taking to the streets and social media to get their employers' attention.

ADA Doesn’t Require Leave ‘Until Further Notice’

An employee who couldn’t have returned to her job at the end of her medical leave even if additional leave had been granted as a reasonable accommodation lost her Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claim.

Janitor Who Went Silent While on Leave Loses Claims

A federal district court in Seattle dismissed the discrimination claims of a Washington State Department of Transportation janitor who stopped responding to his employer while on medical leave.

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