The Law and You
For nearly five years Joseph Seeker has worked for HR Trust, a regional nonprofit organization focused
on providing online resources to human
resource professionals. Seeker has always
been interested in the employment process,
but recently decided to take his career in
a related but different direction. Through
his professional networks he learned of an
entry-level job opportunity with a staffing
firm in his hometown of Oxford, OH.
Seeker is now part of the support staff
for a team of recruiters. And as much as
he loves the work, he knows he has a lot
to learn. Each Friday, part of his work day
includes a comprehensive lesson related
to the business. This week, the topic is
citizenship discrimination in the hiring
process. He gets a fresh cup of coffee and
hunkers down in the conference room.
Examining Title VII
Many staffing professionals think that
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits citizenship discrimination. They are
correct—sort of. Title VII is the primary
piece of antidiscrimination legislation
By Lisa Ann Cooney, Esq.
Delving Into Discrimination Rules
In this scenario, a professional new to the industry spends the day with the staffing firm’s
general counsel. He quickly realizes that he has a lot to learn about the legalities of the
business—especially as it pertains to hiring practices and managing clients.
Legal scenarios and compliance strategies
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