Last week, five members of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team took the unprecedented step of filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over their pay. The players argue that despite generating over $20 million more in revenue than their male counterparts, female players are paid “thousands of dollars less than the men at nearly every level of competition[.]” When asked about the claims, former EEOC Chair Ida Castro stated, “[I]t will be difficult for the employer to justify the differential in pay.”
- While several states continue to legislate anti-LGBT discrimination, corporate America has begun to boycott states where the legislation has been proposed or implemented.
- The EEOC sued a manufacturing-tool company for its failure to hire a machinist after a medical screening showed the machinist suffered from a visual impairment.
- The U.S. Department of Labor blogged about a conference dedicated to accessible workplace technology.
- A former city administrator brought a lawsuit claiming he was terminated because of his age and in retaliation for complaining about discrimination, claiming the mayor said he was “too old to go out on calls.”
- The platform Comparably, which allows individuals to report employment and compensation data, reported the wage gaps in the tech industry.
- Business Insider created an infographic showing all the jobs that robots will replace.
- Venture Beat speculated about the death of email and the technology ready to replace it.
- Inc covered a new wearable that promises to give wearers pleasant electroshocks that reduce stress.
- Jacob Morgan discussed the top five HR trends for 2016 and beyond.
In other developments:
- A task force in Chicago recommended employers in that city offer five paid sick leave days per year.
- Mike Haberman explained why it is so important to have accurate time records.
- A Harvard Business Review study showed that employers with a bad reputation have a 10 percent higher cost-per-hire.