Employment Law Consultant (07-05-18)

Articles exploring workplace trends from the perspective of an employment law attorney whose focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support a culture of health, civility and respect. Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged. Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

As always, your comments are both encouraged and welcome.

✔ From Fast Company: 6 women on how they deal with sexism and discrimination at work: Implicit bias is alive and well in the workplace. These women faced it, and in some cases changed it for the women who came after them. Do any of the examples giving in the article feel similar to your experience(s)? Comments?
Sexism & Work

✔ From the EEOC: The State of Age Discrimination and Older Workers in the U.S.50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) An important read which concludes with the statement: “The ADEA has helped to bring equality and fairness to the workplace for older workers. But age discrimination persists based on outdated and unfounded assumptions about older workers, aging and discrimination. No one should be denied a job based on stereotypes and it’s time to put these outdated assumptions to rest. Ability, experience and commitment matter, not age. To achieve the promise of the ADEA, it’s time to recognize the value of age diversity in the workplace and the benefits of a multi-generational workforce.” Comments?
Age Discrimination Up

✔ From Fast Company: This is how every employer can curb depression in the workplace: Organizations need to end the stigma that prevents sufferers from being noticed or seeking help. Here’s how to change that from the top down and the bottom up. What about at your workplace; how it this issue addressed? Comments?
Workplace Depression

✔ From Greater Good Newsletter: The Science of Happiness at Work The Science of Happiness at Work is a three-course professional certificate series that teaches you the what, why, and how of increasing happiness at work, enabling you to boost engagement, teamwork, and productivity in your organization. I’ve signed up for the series. Let me know if you do…we can share information and discuss the course.
Happiness at Work?

✔ From The Guardian: California passes ‘strongest in nation’ privacy bill limiting data harvesting: California Consumer Privacy Act gives people right to see information collected on them and request it be deleted Comments?
California Privacy

✔ From the BBC (Capital): How Perfectionism Leads to Depression Have you experienced the circumstances described in the article? Know someone who has? Comments?
Risks of Perfectionism

✔ From Lawfare: Where the Heck Did the Term “Collusion” Come From? A little history on a misunderstood word which is frequently in the news. Comments?

✔ From PWC: Workforce of the Future: The Competing Forces Shaping 2030 Summary. Complete report available on site for downloading. What are your thoughts on the future of work? Comments?
Worplace of the Future Report

✔ From the BBC (Future): The Seven Stages of Life That Affect How We Eat Our changing relationship with appetite and food. Comments?
Life and Food

✔ From the Pew Research Center: U.S. women are postponing motherhood, but not as much as those in most other developed nations Interesting information from Pew’s FactTank.
Delayed Motherhood

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