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Feb. 26, 2010
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Court considers time limits on employment discrimination suits
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Supreme Court justices appeared sympathetic to an argument that an employer can be sued for racial discrimination each time it bases hiring decisions on the results of a flawed employment test. In the case before the court, a group of 6,000 African-American applicants for entry-level firefighter positions filed a suit against the city of Chicago regarding an exam that excluded the vast majority of them from consideration. More

Diversity creates a workplace where all are treated equal
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It is that time of the year again &mdash yes, the "glossed over celebration" of Black History Month. The impact of black history is felt 365 days a year, not just in the shortest month of the year. Nonetheless, the observance allows us to take the temperature of the world of cultural divide, equity and inclusion. Have we made progress? Yes we have! Do we still have work ahead of us? Yes we do! More

GLBTA and employment discrimination
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The Capital City Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Association in Florida says employment discrimination is a growing problem that needs to be addressed. The GLBTA held their first of many panels discussing the growing trend of discrimination in the workplace. And with the workforce becoming more and more competitive, the members and its panel are fighting for their civil rights. More

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Affirmative action still needed in Utah
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The NAACP Opposes HJR24 (Joint Resolution on Equal Treatment). This joint resolution of the Utah Legislature proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to enact a provision prohibiting discrimination and preferential treatment by government entities.  More

Groups weigh in on proposed changes to EEO complaint process
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As the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission nears a decision on a series of changes to the federal complaints process, employee groups are calling for stricter enforcement of some of the commission's rules and for a more cautious approach to new programs. More

How to diversify your workplace
Abilene Reporter-News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In today's economy, employers look for employees that have the ability to adapt to different situations and circumstances, employees that are creative and have the ability to solve problems. Do you realize that on a daily basis, people with disabilities must think creatively about how to solve problems and accomplish tasks? In the workplace, this resourcefulness can translate into innovative thinking, fresh ideas and varied approaches to confronting business challenges and achieving success. More

How to deal with bullying at work
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According to the government's advice Web site DirectGov, bullying at work is broadly defined as being when someone tries to intimidate another worker, whether privately or in front of colleagues, either face-to-face or by e-mail or writing. If you think you are being bullied, talk it over with someone to first establish whether the behavior really does constitute bullying. More

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