Southwestern HR Consulting (SWHRC) previously shared that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) was going to be hosting a roundtable regarding how automated technologies affect DEI and accessibility. The round table registration information has now been released. The roundtable will occur on September 13, 2022 from 11:00 am-12:30 pm MST. Those interested may register here or may access livestream at the EEOC’s YouTube page.
In addition, the EEOC released information this week regarding a lawsuit they filed regarding a case of a female applicant who was questioned regarding her ability to lift despite having experience in the field. In addition, the manager recommended the applicant consider a lower paying position. Two male candidates were hired within a week from the female’s interview and the EEOC determined they were not more qualified than the female applicant. The lawsuit seeks, backpay, compensatory damages, punitive damages, and injunctive relief.
If you want to ensure your hiring process is compliant, contact SWHRC today. Our consultants can provide you with a review and recommendations to help your organization.
Written by | Magdalena Vigil-Tullar
HR Consultant | MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CLRP