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EEOC Doesn’t Need Individual Charge to Launch Probe

Core Triangle Consulting Vice President Rae Vann authored a HR Daily Advisor article titled, “EEOC Doesn’t Need Individual Charge to Launch Probe,” about the EEOC’s recent reminder of its ability to investigate a company without ever receiving a charge from an employee. The EEOC is authorized to issue a “commissioner charge” on its own behalf if it thinks an employer is engaging in discriminatory employment practices that violate the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employment provisions of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The resulting probe can be

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Management Side Doubts Utility of More EEOC Retaliation Analysis

Core Triangle Consulting Vice President Rae T. Vann was quoted in a Bloomberg Daily Labor Report article about whether the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should conduct national surveys to study claims of retaliation against workers who reported sexual harassment. The surveys were recently recommended by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Vann told the publication she was surprised the recommendations focused only on sexual harassment when retaliation allegations filed with the EEOC more commonly involve allegations of racial bias. The suggested national surveys might not be the best use of the EEOC’s limited resources, given the number of claims the

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19 Hiring Traps to Avoid

Core Triangle Consulting Vice President Rae Vann was quoted in a Society for Human Resources Management article, “19 Hiring Traps to Avoid,” on preventable pitfalls throughout the hiring process. The traps typically include problematic job postings, illegal qualification standards, inaccessible posting platforms, prohibited inquiries in interviews, and accommodation issues. Vann shares that specific qualification standards, such as not hiring anyone with a criminal record, could violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “The problem with such a qualification standard is that relying on criminal history has a proven adverse impact on certain protected groups – namely, men

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