As 2020 wraps up, diversity in business hiring seems to be an issue that should no longer impact professional women; however, the numerous lawsuits against workplaces for this very reason would communicate otherwise. According to an article by HR Drive, a food distribution company called Performance Food Group is paying attention to its hiring practices after a $5 million class-action lawsuit settlement.
This particular case, brought to the courts by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sheds light on commonplace hiring practices that many female potential hires face. This case specifically focused on women not hired for positions that have been traditionally held by men, such as truck drivers and warehouse workers, according to an article in the Richmond Times Dispatch.
Hiring practices can feel daunting when done without procedures in place to ensure equity to all applicants. At First Response, our primary goal is to work with you to ensure that you have experts on your side to create and implement hiring standards that protect you and your employees. Our resources are designed to work with you every step of the way; with your HR Advisor, you’ll receive specific advice regarding the EEOC.