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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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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Circle K Reaches $8 Million Settlement with EEOC for Discrimination

Circle K Stores Inc. recently reached an $8,000,000 conciliation agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to resolve a disability, pregnancy, and retaliation discrimination lawsuit. The EEOC found reasonable cause to believe Circle K denied reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and employees with disability. Some of the actions employees were forced to face…
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October is Disability Awareness Month: What Federal Contractors Need to Know

In celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Department of Labor has declared this year’s theme: “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”   “Our national recovery from the pandemic cannot be completed without the inclusion of all Americans, in particular people with disabilities,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “Their contributions have historically been vital…
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