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Should Employers Use Intelligence and Personality Tests in Hiring?

When vetting job applicants, employers want to use as many tools as possible. In addition to testing for particular skills, employers may consider intelligence or personality tests. 625 more words

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Sixth Circuit Determines Employer Cannot Be Held Liable Under Title VII for Sexual Harassment By Manager Who Lacked Actual Authority to Take Tangible Employment Action

In a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the EEOC, the Sixth Circuit last week affirmed the lower court’s summary judgment for the employer, concluding that “[b]ecause did not take any tangible employment action against his co-workers and indeed had no authority to do so, the manager was not a supervisor under Title VII and thus cannot be liable for the conduct alleged.” … 412 more words


Privilege Covers In-House Lawyer’s (and Non-Lawyers’) Review of Employee-Termination Decision

In an employment-discrimination case, the SDNY ruled that the attorney–client privilege precluded depositions of a company’s Termination Review Committee members, which included an in-house lawyer.  The privilege applied even though the Committee included two non-lawyers.  563 more words

Attorney-Client Privilege

Sixth Circuit to Weigh In on Religious Protection and Transgender Rights

By Amanda Warford Edge

Last week, a Detroit funeral home filed a brief with the Sixth Circuit arguing that it could fire a transgender employee who refused to follow its sex-specific dress code. 199 more words

Labor Law

Precepts for Workplace Investigations

Harassment and discrimination complaints in the workplace have become increasingly common in recent years. As such, most employers will face such a complaint by one of their employee at some point during the operation of their business. 494 more words


Employment Applications: Some Considerations for Employers

Oftentimes, it is to employers’ benefit to implement a robust documentation policy with respect to their employees. Whether an employee requests FMLA time, mentions a disability that makes her job more difficult or raises the specter of discrimination or harassment after adverse employment action, documentation may be the key to limiting or avoiding legal liability. 633 more words