If you, like most of us, have had a little more Lindsey Lohan than Dalai Lama in your past, you may have to think about how much dirt an employer can dig up on you.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. These laws protect you against employment discrimination when it involves: Unfair treatment because of your race, color, religion, sex including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientationnational origin, age 40 or olderdisability or genetic information.
Harassment by managers, co-workers, or others in your workplace, because of your race, color, religion, sex including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientationnational origin, age 40 or olderdisability or genetic information.
Denial of a reasonable workplace accommodation that you need because of your religious beliefs or disability. Retaliation because you complained about job discrimination, or assisted with a job discrimination investigation or lawsuit. If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work, you can file a "Charge of Discrimination.
Federal employees and job applicants have similar protections, but a different complaint process. Not all employers are covered by the laws we enforce, and not all employees are protected. This can vary depending on the type of employer, the number of employees it has, and the type of discrimination alleged.
Also, there are strict time limits for filing a charge that you should be aware of. Because of this, we strongly urge you to read the following information to help determine your rights and what action you need to take.Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge In , nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation.
1. How have technological trends changed the nature of businesses? In what way has technology changed human resources management? 2. How can a firm protect itself from charges of discrimination in its interview process? How can an employer protect itself from charges of discrimination in its interview process?
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Can the potential employer require me to be fingerprinted as part of the application/interview process? Generally no. Employers may only require finger printing if they fall into a special legal category such as hospitals, public schools, a job involving firearms, pharmaceuticals, and some public jobs.
Despite the increase in complaints being filed, the courts have fortunately detailed exactly what steps employers can take in order to protect themselves from harassment and discrimination claims.
Chapter 4 ) What three ways can selection interviews be classified? How can a firm protect itself from charges of discrimination in its interview process? Employers can also reassure candidates that the job interview process is fair, %(7).