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Do You Know? The ADA and Reverse Discrimination

Earlier this week, the EEOC published Veterans and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Employers . In this guide, the EEOC asks the following question: May a private employer give preference in hiring to a veteran with a disability over other applicants? According to the agency...

Discrimination is Discrimination, Period: Rejecting the Idea of “Reverse” Discrimination

At her Employment & Labor Insider , Robin Shea wrote a great post reminding everyone that it's "illegal to discriminate against white people" (aka, reverse discrimination). But, did you know that courts impose different legal standards for discrimination against white employees than...

The Employer Who Wanted to "Bring Color" Into the Workplace; Brought Lot$A Green to the Plaintiff Instead

I'm talking about a $620,000 jury verdict and nearly $165,000 in attorney's fees. Let's get one thing clear. Anyone can be a victim of discrimination. And when it comes to race, we're talking black, white, brown, whatever. Case in point, in Boneberger v. St. Louis Metropolitan Police...

Racial Talk at Work? Beware of Reverse Discrimination.

“What’s good for the goose . . .” When I do harassment training, I ask my audiences whether they think employers should ban the “N” word even when it’s used by African-Americans among themselves. In my experience, the African-Americans in the audience have been...