Jewish American Heritage Month: Fighting Antisemitism in the Workplace

My Dear HR Professionals, It’s Jewish American Heritage Month so we have a valuable opportunity to celebrate the rich cultural contributions of Jewish Americans and reaffirm our commitment to fostering a workplace culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and respect for all, regardless of religion, country of origin, or identified ethnicity. In this blog post, we’ll…
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Addressing Islamophobia, Antisemitism, and Backlash Discrimination: Promoting Inclusivity in the Workplace

Dear Esteemed HR Professionals, In the wake of recent global events, including the Israel/Gaza conflict, the rise of Islamophobia and Antisemitism has cast a shadow over our communities and workplaces. As guardians of equity and fairness, it’s incumbent upon us to confront these challenges head-on and cultivate environments of inclusivity and respect. Today, we embark…
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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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McDonald’s Franchise Will Pay Nearly $2 Million to Resolve EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) agency recently announced that AMTCR, Inc., AMTCR Nevada, Inc., and AMTCR California, LLC (AMTCR), a McDonald’s franchise owner headquartered in Arizona, will pay $1,997,500 to settle an EEOC sexual harassment lawsuit involving young employees in Nevada, Arizona, and California.  The lawsuit states that since at least 2017, AMTCR…
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Four National Oil and Gas Pipeline Companies Reach $1.75M Settlement with EEOC for Discrimination and Harassment

Four national oil and gas pipeline companies will pay $1,750,000 and provide additional relief to 16 discrimination victims to resolve a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for systematic race, national origin and sexual harassment as well as retaliation in the workplace. The EEOC suit alleged that Plains Pipeline, L.P., Plains…
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