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Nov. 25, 2009
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Some do's and don'ts in representing Native American culture
The Chicago Tribune    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Because Thanksgiving is a popular time for teaching students about Native Americans, here's a list of guidelines that come from Oyate, a Native organization that wants to make sure the history of Native Americans is portrayed with honesty and accuracy. Over the years, more schools have been eliminating the practice of kids dressing up as Indians, but apparently there is still much resistance. The Chicago Tribune covered a Skokie school in 2003 that decided to discontinue the costumes. That same year, the YMCA also decided to end its "Indian Guides and Princesses" program. More

New law bans genetic discrimination
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The most sweeping federal anti-discrimination law in nearly 20 years took effect recently, prohibiting employers from hiring, firing or determining promotions based on genetic makeup. Additionally, health insurers will not be allowed to consider a person's genetics—such as predisposition for Parkinson's disease—to set insurance rates or deny coverage. More

Diversity in the workplace: 2009 trends
American Diversity Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Diversity in the workplace continues to evolve as a discipline in these challenging times.  The American Diversity Report asked three experts from our LinkedIn network to give us their view of diversity in the workplace as 2009 unfolds.   More

Free Webinar: Competency Assessments Made Meaningful and Fun!
Recognized expert Donna Wright looks at the madness we create with ineffective approaches to competency assessments and offers a way that is meaningful, manageable, and fun! Space is limited Register now. MORE

Timing matters in a workplace retaliation case
Top Wire News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Federal and state laws forbid an employer from retaliating against an employee by treating the employee adversely simply because the employee complained about workplace discrimination. A retaliation claim often turns on circumstantial proof; one such element of proof a court may consider is the timing between the employee's complaint of discrimination and the adverse action the employee alleges is retaliatory. More

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Money, gender and job satisfaction
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sure, the typical woman earns less than the typical man, even when controlling for factors like career choice, education and experience. But hey, money isn’t everything, right? More

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Patient safety is a significant problem in this country. A critical step in addressing this complex problem is measuring the workplace issues that foster a culture of patient-centered care and safety. Morehead’s Patient Safety Culture Survey assesses how well the organization focuses on patient safety and where improvement is needed.

Which companies are gay-friendly?
Diversity Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Every day we make choices that send a message about our values," writes Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese in the just-released "Buying for Equality" guide. Filled with hundreds of companies, products and services that scored the highest on the foundations' 2010 Corporate Equality Index, using this annual guide, along with the below list of DiversityInc Top 50 companies, will ensure that your hard-earned dollars are going toward companies committed to diversity. More

Oklahoma hospital settles discrimination suit
Tulsa World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
St. John Health System Inc. of Tulsa will pay $100,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced. According to a news release, the EEOC had charged that the company violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by failing to reasonably accommodate a hearing- impaired operating room scrub technician.  More

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