Tag Archives: Discrimination

Understanding Negative Hiring Practices and How to Avoid Them

Interviewing applicants for jobs typically involves questions and sometimes testing. As an employer, you should be aware that some questions have a negative impact on certain protected classes. Protected classes are groups of people based on race, color, religion, sex, … Continue reading

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Food Waste Law Tax Incentive for Restaurant Owners

Food waste is a problem that restaurants and other businesses in the food industry have grappled with for years. An article entitled “It’s Time to Rethink Restaurant Food Waste” points out that 84 percent of the food waste restaurants generate … Continue reading

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Largest Delivery Company in the Nation Sued for Religious Discrimination

Religious discrimination has been in the news a lot recently. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just filed a lawsuit against the United States’ largest package delivery company, UPS (United Parcel Service, Inc.) based on claims of religious discrimination. The … Continue reading

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Is the Job Applicant’s Age a Factor You Consider When Hiring?

As a business owner, have you heard your manager claim that someone is too old to hire for a particular job? Or, have there been discussions that a younger person would be a better candidate for any number of reasons? … Continue reading

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EEOC’s Ruling in Transgender Discrimination Case

Author: Stephen D. Hans The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently ruled in the case of a woman, Mia Macy, who filed a discrimination complaint based on gender discrimination. The New York Times  reported that she was a former police detective … Continue reading

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Legal Risk Involved with Asking for an Employee’s Facebook Account Information

Author: Stephen D. Hans The latest slippery slope for the law and social media is whether employers have the right to ask employees or job candidates for their Facebook or Twitter account usernames and passwords. Two Senators, Chuck Schumer of … Continue reading

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Effect of New York City Humans Rights Law on Sexual Harassment Litigation

Author: Hans & Associates, P.C. Sexual harassment falls under discrimination, and employers often find themselves treading on eggshells when it comes to sexual harassment. NYC Human Rights Law Title 8, the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) is more … Continue reading

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