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EEOC Updates Guidance Regarding National Origin Discrimination


Posted on November 22, 2016 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Jennifer H. Gonzalez

On November 21, the EEOC announced the release of its updated Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination (“Guidance”), representing the first official guidance on this topic in 14 years. The new Guidance replaces the EEOC Compliance Manual, Volume II, Section 13: National Origin Discrimination, previously published in 2002. The Guidance may be accessed here. The... READ MORE

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Title VII Doesn’t Cover Discrimination Based on Immigration Status


Posted on June 25, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Dana E. Stutzman

The Seventh Circuit, which covers Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin, recently ruled that a bank’s alleged bias against one of its managers based on the immigration status of the manager’s husband is not actionable under Title VII.  (In other words, Title VII doesn’t cover discrimination based on immigration or citizenship status.)  In affirming the lower... READ MORE

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Physician’s Harassment Claim Fails – Only a Personality Conflict


Posted on May 17, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

Complaints of harassment don’t always result in liability for an employer.  Here’s a case in point. A Syrian born Muslim physician employed at Stroger Hospital in Cook County wrote letters and lodged formal complaints over the years about his treatment by a female coworker who was also a physician in the same department.  The... READ MORE

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