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    June 8, 2016

    Second Quarter 2016 DIVERSITY




    Layoffs for Inability to Speak English May Be Discriminatory 
    A plastics manufacturer that laid off Asian and Hispanic employees based on their inability to speak English after earlier hiring the employees may have engaged in race or national origin discrimination, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin ruled.

    Employee Caregivers Are Filing More Lawsuits
    Family responsibilities discrimination actions have high success rates

    EEOC Report: High-Tech Firms Hire Fewer Minority Workers
    Employment in computer science and engineering is growing at twice the rate of the national employment average overall, yet there are “significantly” fewer female, black and Hispanic employees in those jobs, which often provide higher pay and better benefits, according to a new report.

    Accommodating Mental Illness
    Mental illness leads to more lost workdays than arthritis and back pain—so why are employers reluctant to make similar workplace accommodations for it?

    Employee Recognition Should Consider Personal, Generational Preferences 

    Acknowledging employees’ work and behavior is an important retention strategy, SHRM Online reported in March, but organizations need to keep in mind generational preferences and the importance of the personal touch.

    What Motivates Your Workers? It Depends on Their Generation

    Five generations work side by side in today’s workforce, making it important to create an inclusive culture that meets the varying needs of each age group, according to a new research paper.

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    Transgender Health Benefits Come Out of the Closet

    Employers see transgender-inclusive benefits as another step toward meeting the needs of a diverse workforce, with large organizations the most likely to cover gender-transition health services.

    How to Bridge Workplace Issues That Arise from Cultural Differences 
    because how we’re raised shapes our views of different cultures, it’s im