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Hiring Discrimination

Do Religious Organizations Receiving Federal Funds Have a Right to Use Religious Tests in Hiring?

Steven Shiffrin | Posted 08.28.2016 | Religion
Steven Shiffrin

Last week 130 organizations wrote a letter to the President to complain about a 2007 Office of Legal Counsel opinion that a religious organization had the right under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to restrict its hiring to those who share the religion of the religious organization.

He Dropped One Letter On His Resume. Suddenly, Everyone Wanted Him

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 11.03.2014 | Latino Voices

His name is José Zamora, and he had a routine. During his months-long job search, he says he logged onto his computer every morning and combed the...

Maxwell Strachan

Shameful Racism In U.S. Companies Exposed | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.08.2014 | Business

More than any other group, black job applicants are being turned away by U.S. companies under the implicit assumption that they are using illegal drug...

Catholic School Rescinds Job Offer After Realizing Man Has Husband

Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion

Matthew Barrett has filed a formal complaint against the Catholic school Fontbonne Academy with the Massachussetts Commission Against Discrimination, ...

Bank To Pay Millions Over Racial Discrimination

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business

* Payment ordered by US Labor Department judge * Bank of America reviewing order * Bank settled racial, gender bias case...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Challenges CEOs To Hire The Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama vowed in a speech on the American economy Wednesday that he will challenge business leaders to hire the unemploye...

4 Tips to Hire a More Diverse Workforce

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring great workers often means hiring a diverse staff of talented people. Using these tips, you can ensure your company is compliant with all EEOC guidelines while still hiring the very best. Shattering the glass ceiling can be as simple as being more mindful of your company's hiring practices.

Katherine Bindley

What Employers Really Look For In Job Candidates: Someone To Hang Out With | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

Prior to an interview, job seekers may fret about whether their analytical skills are up to par or whether their experience is extensive enough, but w...

Store Allegedly Turned Down A Job Candidate Because He Wasn't Christian Enough

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

It's not exactly common during job interviews, for the interviewer to ask which churches you've attended the past few years, and whether you've been "...

Chipotle Facing Criminal Probe

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business

May 22 (Reuters) - Mexican food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Tuesday that federal prosecutors are conducting an investigation into possi...

Dave Jamieson

FedEx To Pay $3 Million Over Hiring Discrimination Charges | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Shipping giant FedEx has agreed to pay $3 million to settle federal charges that the company had a widespread pattern of discriminating ...

Arthur Delaney

Civil Rights, Labor Advocates Demand End To Employment Credit Checks | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 25 civil rights and labor advocacy groups petitioned one of the nation's largest credit-monitoring firms on Tuesday to qu...

Arthur Delaney

Age Discrimination Harder To Fight Amid Record Unemployment For Older Workers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

A federal judge dismissed an age discrimination case from 18 former employees of the Dallas Morning News in March, repeatedly citing a recent Supreme ...

Arthur Delaney

Obama: Discrimination Against Jobless 'Makes Absolutely No Sense' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

President Obama said during a Tuesday radio show that hiring discrimination against the jobless "makes absolutely no sense" and that he supports legis...

The Time Is Now To Stop Faith-Based Hiring Discrimination

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Mr. President, it is time to restore religious freedom protections in federal contracts. I urge you, please, honor this historic anniversary by restoring the civil rights protections that began 70 years ago this week.

Carrot or Stick, What Will It Take for Employers to Consider Unemployed Job Candidates?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

At any time, and in a heartbeat, any of us can become that unemployed job candidate. And if you are over the age of 50, look out; you may be prohibited from being considered for future employment at all..

Laura Bassett

Big Retail Companies Require Job Applicants To Disclose Their Age | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ruth Lyons, 59, was born on April 28, 1951. But after two and a half years of not even being able to get an interview for a job, she decided that her...

Firefighters and the Simmering Race Problem

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

What bothers me about the New Haven case isn't that somebody might get treated unfairly, although that's a serious concern, of course. It's the sad fact that no black firemen passed the test.