Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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US – Requests for religious accommodation and the law

In recent years, the number of complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding religious discrimination has dramatically increased.  According to the EEOC, there were 1,709 complaints of religious discrimination in 1997 and 3,721 complaints in 2013. Prohibitions when it comes to religion With respect to religion, Title VII prohibits among other things: Disparate … Continue reading

Muslim vs Christian candidates / An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination Via Online Social Networks in US

a minority of U.S. firms likely searched online for the candidates’ information. Hence, the overall The effect of experimental manipulations on interview invitations is small. However, in the field experiment, we find significant discrimination against the Muslim candidate compared to the Christian candidate among employers in more politically conservative states and counties. Continue reading

US / The top 5 legal issues currently facing employers

Following XpertHR’s recent launch in the US, legal editor Michael Cardman discusses the changing legal landscape and reveals the top five issues that US employers are facing. 1 Social media The proliferation of social media poses risks and rewards for employers. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can help employers to spread brand awareness, recruit new employees … Continue reading

US – Federal Government – Fear hinders hiring people with disabilities

Fear is one of the biggest barriers to the federal government hiring more people with disabilities. That fear comes from managers not knowing how a person with disabilities can do their job — even if they are qualified, said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of Labor for the Office of Disability Employment Policy. “What happens when … Continue reading

Equal Employment Opportunity | New rules on job seekers with criminal records

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission voted Wednesday to revise its long-standing guidance to employers on how to properly evaluate job applicants’ criminal histories in pre-employment screening. The issue became a controversy because an estimated 65 million Americans have some type of criminal record, which can make it very difficult to get a job. Researchers … Continue reading

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