It’s a Small World, Afterall–Or maybe it’s just Norway.

image_703Title VII prohibits discrimination in employment based on certain protected characteristics, such as race, religion, and national origin.  On the broadest level, this means that an employer cannot refuse to hire an applicant based solely on his or her national origin.  The EEOC has seen a steady rise in national-origin claims since September 11.  A recent decision from the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is an unusual example of a Title VII claim. Continue reading

DOJ: How to Prevent Discrimination Arising from the Use of E-Verify

DOJFrom the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), comes a new published Guidance relating to the use of E-Verify.  The recent, though short-lived excitement over the use of E-Verify for employment verification has now quieted down. Private-sector employees are back to the voluntary use of the system as a method for confirming that newly hired employees are authorized to work in the country.   Continue reading