Promoting Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace: A Guide for HR Professionals

Dear HR Professionals, As we continue to observe Mental Health Awareness Month this May, it’s crucial to reflect on the importance of mental health inclusion in the workplace. Creating an environment that supports mental health not only benefits employees but also enhances overall productivity and work satisfaction. Let’s explore strategies for mental health accommodation, providing…
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EEOC Cracking Down on Age Discrimination Cases

In recent months, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled several large age discrimination complaints totaling millions of dollars in fines, fees, penalties, and payments to those affected. In fact, the EEOC has announced that age discrimination is one of the priorities identified in its new Strategic Enforcement Plan. Most recently, on December 19,…
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National Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia affects around one in five people around the world. So, it’s no surprise that many celebrities have it too! Athletes, actors, inventors, entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, and artists have all made the list. Some of the famous people with dyslexia include Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, Tucker Carlson, and Ozzy Osbourne. Now that’s quite an eclectic…
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It’s Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and April 2nd was World Autism Awareness Day. How is this relevant to equal hiring practices and Human Resources in general? Well, people with Aspergers and Autism fall squarely under the “disabled” label for purposes of Affirmative Action Programs (AAP) with hiring and firings, and if you have applicants for positions that…
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