When Harassment is Legal

On January 4, 2018, in Discrimination, Editorial Advisory Board, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
People often wonder if they’re being harassed at work, treated unfairly, or have been wrongfully terminated. It turns out, what most people think of as harassment or “wrongful” is neither — at least legally.
 

The Cult of Nice (You’re Doing It Wrong)

On December 7, 2017, in Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Today, between political correctness and buzzword, double-speak, it’s almost impossible to understand what anyone really means. They may not know themselves. But people sure are good at telling others: I’m Offended. You’re Doing It Wrong!
 

Culture Paradox

On November 16, 2017, in Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“Culture is another one of those buzzwords that can mean almost anything. In HR, it usually means the shared values, behavior, goals, and identity of the people that work at the company.” – Heather Bussing
 

Women and Tech – The Pace of Change

Women’s roles in our culture and work have changed significantly over the last 100 years. Here’s some context on the evolution of women’s rights in the US from Heather Bussing.
 

A World Full Of Bias And What To Do About It

On July 26, 2017, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Leadership, by Heather Bussing
Creating an inclusive, diverse, and successful work place is not about getting every decision perfect. It’s about fairness, openness, and care.
 

Politics & Work 2: HR Survival Guide

Continued political turmoil is causing headaches at work. This is the second of three articles from Heather Bussing directed at organizations, HR, and individuals. Today’s article is the HR Survival Guide. Heather will conclude the series tomorrow with her individual survival guide. Now, let’s look at how HR can deal with the political polarization in their companies.
 

Politics & Work 1: Organization Survival Guide

“Trying to keep work and politics separate is about as easy as balancing work and life. There’s a lot going on and it won’t calm down for awhile. The current issues touch people deeply.”
– Heather Bussing
 

5 Links: Unconscious Bias

This week, we talked about conscious bias in Discrimination v. Reality. Here are five links that talk about unconscious bias in hiring, leadership, algorithms, and culture.
 

Discrimination v. Reality

On July 30, 2015, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Leadership, by Heather Bussing
Creating an inclusive, diverse, and successful work place is not about getting every decision perfect. It’s about fairness, openness, and care.
 

Religious Expression and Discrimination

On July 16, 2015, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Legal Editor Heather Bussing looks at an LGBT case at Ford where they fired an employee for violating their sexual orientation policy while the employee claims religious discrimination for being fired.