Tag: Discrimination

What Should HR Professionals Know About the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak?

Institutions across the country are continuing to monitor the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and communicating updates with campus stakeholders on a regular basis. They are also reviewing the need to follow up with those who have traveled to China recently and to postpone study abroad programs. HR pros can provide additional support... View Article

House Passes Equality Act

On May 17, 2019, the House passed H.R. 5, the Equality Act, by a vote of 236 to 173. Eight Republicans joined Democrats to pass the bill that would make employment discrimination and other forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity unlawful. The bill would amend existing civil rights law — including... View Article

Equality Act Reintroduced

On March 13, Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation which would make employment discrimination and other forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity unlawful. The Equality Act of 2019 would amend existing civil rights law — including the Civil Rights Act of... View Article

HR and the Courts

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: Court Decision Suggests That Continued Attempts to Accommodate a Disabled Employee, Even After an ADA Lawsuit Is Filed, Might Reduce or Eliminate an... View Article

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: University Argues ERISA Claims Not Subject to Jury Trial MIT is one of a dozen or so prominent universities to be sued in... View Article

Executive Order 11246 (Affirmative Action)
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On September 24, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Executive Order (EO) 11246 to provide equal employment opportunity. The Department of Labor was tasked with administration of EO 11246. The Secretary of Labor, Willard Wirtz, established the Office of Federal Contract Compliance to administer the order’s non-discrimination and affirmative action provisions. Now, the OFCC is known... View Article

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: Court of Appeals Rules Requests for Indefinite Leaves of Absence Do Not Constitute a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA The Eleventh Circuit Court... View Article

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
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The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008  prohibits group health plans and health insurers from denying coverage to a healthy individual or charging that person higher premiums based solely on a genetic predisposition to developing a disease in the future. The legislation also bars employers from using individuals’ genetic information when making hiring, firing, job placement... View Article

Pregnancy Discrimination
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Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an applicant or an employee) unfavorably because of a pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Discrimination is most often seen in an employer’s perception of the pregnant worker’s inability to work but in some cases, an employer may discriminate against an employee’s ability to work (such as refusing... View Article

Religion in the Workplace
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We're here to helpCUPA-HR continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation closely and will share resources that support HR and higher ed administrators as they become available. For COVID-19 specific resources, visit CUPA-HR’s COVID 19 Resources page. Religion is a protected characteristic under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, making discrimination and harassment... View Article