Sexual Harassment: Boys and Thrones

On February 17, 2015, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
I still regularly have conversations with men who have no clue about what it’s like to move through the world in a smaller, weaker body, to be constantly alert to threats, sexual predators, and captors.
 

Laws, Algorithms, and Humans.

On February 12, 2015, in Big Data, Data, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Algorithms follow the rules every time. That is what they are – a set of instructions and rules. This distinction is really important in evaluating HR software.
 

Handling Employee Theft

On January 27, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
If you find someone being dishonest in a way that is significant enough to be fired, then fire them. You will never trust them again.
 

Thoughts on Discrimination

On January 19, 2015, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here is the Diversity series we did this past year.
 

Transgender: The Ultimate Form of Gender Discrimination

On January 15, 2015, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Transgender discrimination is probably one of the most misunderstood areas of discrimination law, by lawyers, the courts, and companies.
 

Diversity: Why Tolerance Isn’t Enough

On December 1, 2014, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Just about every company gets this wrong at some point, usually most of the time. Get Curious Instead of Comfortable. Have Compassion Instead of Consternation. Have Courage Instead of Cowardice.
 

Annual Employer’s Holiday Guide

On November 3, 2014, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
If your company is short on funds this year, take the money you would have spent on a party and give it to the employees. There is nothing more demoralizing than going to a fancy lunch to learn there won’t be holiday bonuses this year.
 

Dealing with Unexpected Truth

On September 16, 2014, in Data, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HRExaminer, Leadership, Policies, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Everything, especially everything at work, is on the record. It’s not just information, it’s evidence.
 

Diversity: Why Laws Don’t Fix Discrimination

On July 14, 2014, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
What usually happens is that people just get more circumspect about how they discriminate so they don’t get caught. -Heather Bussing
 

What the Hobby Lobby Case Means

On July 7, 2014, in Benefits, Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
It is possible that this decision will increase the freedoms that the companies involved sought to restrict by demanding their own religious freedom. Freedom is tricky that way. -Heather Bussing Photo: “All the contraceptive pills are gone…” by Surija ‘Sray’ is licensed under CC BY 2.0
 
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