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I know that wearing blackface on Halloween is a bad idea. You know it too. And, now, so does Megyn Kelly.

But not everyone got the memo. Continue reading

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Remember yesterday’s post?

If not, then out of concern for you, I suggest that you see a doctor. Because after all, we’re talking about a post from just one day ago.

Either way, to get you back up to speed, yesterday I blogged about an employer that was required to pay $100K to a worker it fired for making racist Facebook posts. That was because an arbitrator concluded that the employer knew about the employee’s racist behavior online but did nothing about it for several months until the media reported it.

Today’s situation — a different situation — is different. Like totally different. Continue reading

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In terms of workplace issues, #MeToo and sexual harassment have dominated the headlines in 2018. Most recently, John Oliver covered these subjects on his show and Jon Hyman has a robust discussion going on right now on LinkedIn in which I encourage you to weigh in.

Perhaps aspirationally, Jon wonders whether the collective spotlight on #MeToo will help end the problem.

Meanwhile, in the shadows lurk some pretty sickening instances and allegations of other forms of god-awful, in-your-face, no-doubt-about-it discrimination. Continue reading

Back when the WWE was the WWF, there was a tag team that were the heels of professional wrestling: The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.

Goddammit! Like three-quarters of you have already clicked away.

The rest of you, stick with me, I’m building to a crescendo.
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A couple of readers suggested that I blog today about a waiter in Canada fired for “combative and aggressive” behavior, err, behaviour towards other staff. The waiter has a simple defense, one that he has raised in a civil rights complaint.

He’s French. Continue reading

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Even if you operate an antique shop, this sign is not a good look for your business.

So, as you can imagine, the State of Illinois wasn’t too cool with one of its local employment agencies taking out an advertisement in a local publication in which it sought “Lots of Mexicans” “Honest and sincere (provide the best Mexicans).” Continue reading

Lee Park, Charlottesville, VAFollowing a tumultuous weekend in Charlottesville, VA, where a white nationalist march turned deadly, it appears as though at least one attendee will return home from the rally to find himself unemployed.

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“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”