Last week, Kris Dunn of Fist Full of Talent offered some sage advice about sexual harassment training. He recommended using real world examples and creating debate about what is and isn’t sexual harassment. This advice was sparked by a quote from the CEO of Tinder in remarks at a Fast Company event. CEO Sean Rad said that when a Tinder conversation does not lead to a date, he can still say “… ‘Hey, why don’t you come by and interview about this role?’” For the record, we don’t recommend using Tinder as a hiring tool.
- The EEOC announced it is seeking public comment on its proposed national origin discrimination guidance.
- Philip Miles analyzed a nurse’s claim that a hospital failed to reasonably accommodate her when she refused to be vaccinated on religious grounds.
- Bank of America fired an employee over a racist Facebook rant.
- The Australian Workplace Diversity Council listed words that should not be said at work due to their “belittling and offensive” nature to women, including “feisty,” “shrill,” and “ball busting.”
- Daniel Schwartz questioned the difference between firing because of age and firing because of salary.
- BNA reported that the Department of Labor may have guidance soon on tracking time on mobile devices.
- Performance I Create covered the use of wearables in the workplace and what it means for HR.
- Claims that Domino’s failed to properly pay employees may stem from the pizza maker’s payroll system.
- Kelly Marinelli explained why applicant tracking systems are not all they are cracked up to be.
- TLNT advocated for cybersecurity to be a part of the onboarding process for new employees.
In other developments:
- The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision that class and collective action waivers violate the National Labor Relations Act.
- Business Insider covered six of the most unusual labor laws around the globe.
- Uber received another lawsuit alleging it stole wages from New York drivers.
- A former accountant at Oracle claimed the software giant forced her to use improper accounting methods and terminated her after she complained.