Tag: equality

Terminated Employee
17 Sep

2021

What is adverse action?

An adverse action is any action an employer takes that negatively affects an employee. These include discipline, termination, demotion, reduced pay, and reduced hours. In certain circumstances, a transfer or
What are protected classes? Accurate Payroll Systems, Inc.
8 Aug

2021

What are protected classes?

Protected classes—also sometimes called protected characteristics—come from anti-discrimination law. We talk about them with respect to employment laws, but they also come into play in housing and education. The classes
Juneteenth with Accurate Pay Systems, Inc.
4 Jul

2021

Juneteenth Becomes a Federal Holiday

President Biden has made Juneteenth (June 19) a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Private employers may choose to close for the day or
Equal Employment Opportunity from Accurate Pay Systems, Inc.
4 Jul

2021

EEO-1 Reporting Open Through July 19, 2021

Reminder: the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is now open—the collection had been delayed because of COVID-19. Employers that are required to file have until Monday, July 19,
Celebrate Pride Month from Accurate Pay Systems, Inc.
4 Jul

2021

Pride Month Reminds Us That There’s a Lot More Work to Do

A year ago, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that employers may not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment. The decision was a response
African American woman with natural hairstyle
4 Jul

2021

What is natural hairstyle discrimination?

Natural hairstyle discrimination occurs when natural or protective hairstyles (most often worn by Black women) are prohibited or are the basis of different or unfavorable treatment. That sounds a bit
Non-Binary Employee Reporting
17 Jun

2021

How do we report non-binary employees on the EEO-1 form?

The current EEO-1 form only provides a male or female option, but there is comment box you can use to report data for non-binary employees by job category and race/ethnicity.
Handicapped employee HR services from Accurate Pay Systems
8 Jun

2021

Can I ask applicants if they need a reasonable accommodation to perform the job?

No, for the most part asking an applicant whether they need an accommodation would constitute a pre-employment disability inquiry, which is prohibited under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Prior
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - Accurate Pay Systems
8 Jun

2021

Federal Law Alert: EEO-1 Reporting Open Now Through July 19, 2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is now open—the collection had been delayed because of COVID-19. Employers that are required
Hands in the shape of a heart with sunshine coming through.
14 May

2021

One of our employees has disclosed to me that they are trans and has asked to be addressed as female. How can we best be supportive of them?

First, let this employee know that you support her and ask her how she defines support, i.e., what support she’d like to receive. Then ensure she receives fair and equal