A Case of Bias, Retaliation, and Reporting Issues 14:54, June 9, 2017

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Date: June 2017

Employee lawsuits are unfortunately common for employers. Beyond the legal ramifications, a lawsuit ultimately reflects an employee who felt they had no other choice but to sue. A recent EEOC lawsuit provides context for the costs of bias and retaliation, and the benefits of reporting issues internally, early and effectively. The Case In the lawsuit, Adrian […]

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The latest high-profile raids against illegal immigrants have created uncertainty about the consequences of new federal policies (and state laws) on immigration for many employers. “Immigration arrests up 38% nationwide under Trump,” and “Immigration Arrests Rise Sharply as a Trump Mandate Is Carried Out,” read typical headlines (from USA Today and the New York Times, […]

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Corruption is a term that is often associated with greedy CEOs and politics in third-world countries. It doesn’t have to be. In every workplace, there is a risk for corrupt activities not just by executives, but by everyday employees. We provide some common workplace corruption culture problems and how diversity may be a solution. Culture […]

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Two related healthcare entities, Mercy Hospital Springfield and Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities, paid $34 million to settle False Claims Act charges related to services for patients whose doctors were paid for referrals. As part of the settlement, the healthcare entities signed a corporate integrity agreement with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department […]

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US federal and state laws require employers to reasonably accommodate employees’ religious practices. Some employees may request time off to attend religious services. Employers must accommodate these requests unless it would cause them an undue burden to do so. But participating in religious services is just one of many possible religious accommodations under most jurisdictions. […]

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Maslow’s now-famous hierarchy of needs suggests that human beings must have their basic physiological and safety needs met before they can seek out higher-level psychological needs such as love, self-esteem, and creativity. This applies to the workplace. The influx of Millennials into the workplace, and research about the importance of values as a business driver, […]

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If even the National Security Administration (N.S.A.) can have its secrets stolen and exploited, what about private companies that have profit (not data security and intelligence) as their prime directive? According to the New York Times, cybercriminals turned stolen N.S.A. hacking tools into malicious software (malware) called “WannaCry.” On May 12, 2017, WannaCry began to […]

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