EEOC Holds Public Meeting on 21st Century Hiring Discrimination … and Misses the Biggest Issue

There is perhaps no issue more important to the topic of hiring in the 21st century than social media. Yet, yesterday the EEOC held a public meeting entitled, " Disparate Treatment in 21st Century Hiring Decisions ," and completely ignored this key issue. In fact, it's hard to find...

Did You Hear the One About the One-Armed Man Who Applied for a Job with TSA?

Michael Costantino was born without a left hand. Should the Transportation Security Administration have hired him as an airport screener? Or, has it violated the ADA by refusing to hire him because of his missing hand? Eva Tahmincioglu reports the details at MSNBC.com : After a physical examination...

Law in a Minute: Evidence of Applicant or Employee Convictions in Employment Decisions

I spoke this morning at a roundtable discussion regarding the use of criminal record information obtained through background checks and also data privacy and security at a Human Resources Committee roundtable hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona . It was a fun group...

Bad Things Happen When Management Fires HR Personnel Who Protests Racist Hiring Practices

Just a reminder that some managers still engage in really stupid behavior. I was reading this case about an HR Manager of a dentistry practice [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ]. Following an interview between a dentist in her practice and an African-American...