Tesla to Pay $137 Million in Hostile Work Environment Case

A federal jury in California recently awarded a record-breaking $137 million award against electric car maker, Tesla, on accounts that the company did not adequately address racially discriminatory conduct against a former contract employee who is Black.  According to the suit (Diaz v. Tesla Inc., 17-cv-06748, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco)),…
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LGBTQ+ Developments: What Federal Contractors Need to Know

This month commemorates Pride Month. With a new administration firmly in place, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other federal agencies have turned a new focus on LGBTQ+ workplace rights and equality. Here’s a rundown of recent developments. OFCCP commemorates Bostock decision OFCCP recently issued a statement commemorating the first anniversary of…
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Workplace Violence: How HR Professionals Can Prepare and Respond

Recent events underscore the rising number of active shooter incidents in the U.S. The Washington Post reports that one in four active shooter events occurs at a workplace. And according to the Bureau of Labor, acts of violence are the third-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries.  What can employers do to protect employees and clients…
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