Tag: Discrimination

Is IIT-Kanpur facilitating discrimination against candidates on the basis of caste?

Students from reserved categories are up in arms against what they see as IIT-Kanpur’s discriminatory recruiting practices. The Institute has reportedly allowed recruiting firms...

‘Indian Army discriminatory towards women officers’: SC

The Supreme Court has pointed out how the Indian Army discriminates against its women officers when it comes to them being promoted. The SC...

73% of LGBTQ+ workers don’t report discriminatory incidents at work

They say India Inc. has become quite LGBTQ friendly. It may not be completely true though according to a report based on a study...

Apple policy allows staff to speak up about harassment, discrimination, working...

In an attempt to make the workplace safer and friendlier, Apple has reviewed its non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). Following this, the tech major has acknowledged...

Two women sue Musk’s Twitter for discriminatory layoffs

Pointing out the abrupt and disproportionate mass layoff, two women who lost their jobs after Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, are suing the social-media...

“Reckless layoff will intimidate staff, affect users”: Twitter employees to Musk

In an open letter, some employees at Twitter have communicated to Elson Musk that it will be very “reckless” of him to lay off...

Infosys accused of bias, discrimination

Infosys has been accused of discrimination while hiring. Apparently, the IT major avoided hiring women with children, people of Indian origin and those aged...

Apple updates employee-conduct policy, prohibits discrimination based on caste

Apple has come up with a first-of-its-kind employee-conduct policy that prohibits discrimination based on caste. While the policy was already in place about two...

Do the Netherlands and Germany discriminate against veiled job seekers?

A recent study has revealed that women job candidates whose resumes were accompanied by their photographs in a veil hardly received a positive response...

SBI’s revision of hiring norms misinterpreted as discrimination against women

State Bank of India (SBI) ran into a bit of controversy recently, when a revised set of medical guidelines for hiring was misinterpreted as...

‘Disciplinary action at work against mentally ill employee is discrimination’: SC

The Supreme Court has said that disciplinary action taken at the workplace against employees with mental disabilities is an act of indirect discrimination. The...

Walmart to pay $125 mn in disability discrimination case?

Marlo Spaeth, a Walmart employee with Down syndrome, was terminated after 16 years of service. Following this, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...

5 women allege discrimination, retaliation by Amazon managers

Amazon is again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. This time, five women from the Company’s corporate offices and warehouses, have filed separate...

Location Bias: It matters which part of the town one comes...

A LinkedIn user who is a recruiter, mentioned an experience wherein she got to hear something shocking from her client. She reveals that the...

Former Indian employee of Apple alleges discrimination

A former Indian employee of Apple has accused the Company of discrimination and taken it to court. Anita Nariani Schulze, who was working as...

Employee complains, Facebook being probed for racial bias

A Black employee and two Black job applicants have accused Facebook of racial bias in terms of hiring and promotions. The US Equal Employment...

‘Amazon discriminates against Blacks’, alleges employee

Charlotee Newman, a 38-year old Black employed at Amazon atWeb Services has alleged discrimination against Blacks within the organisation. She accuses the Company of...

Unhappy with treatment of Black co-workers, 2 Googlers quit

Engineering director, David Baker, has worked for Google for 16 years, while Vinesh Kannan, was a software engineer. Both have chosen not to work...

Gay employee accuses Citigroup of discrimination

A gay employee of Citigroup, New York, has alleged that he had to face demotion and discrimination for having raised his voice against harassment. The...

Adidas HR head accused of mishandling racism, quits

Karen Parkin, global HR head, Adidas, ended her over two-decade association with the German sportswear company, following complaints by Black employees that the Company’s...

Wipro accused of favouring South Asians & Indians in the US

Five former employees of Wipro in the US, have accused the Company of employment discrimination against people who are not of Indian origin or...

TCS employee approaches labour court for justice

An employee of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Chennai has alleged that she has been transferred within the organisation without being offered any reason...

Former Tesla employees allege racial discrimination

A few African-American and Hispanic former employees at Tesla's solar panels manufacturing factory in Buffalo, New York, have alleged that they were discriminated against...

Accused of racist culture at work, FB apologises to employees

Black employees of Facebook had revealed experiences of bias at the workplace, and inappropriate treatment by managers, colleagues and the human resources personnel. An...

It’s illegal to target digital ads/jobs, on the basis of gender,...

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled against seven companies that posted ads on Facebook, to publicise vacancies such that the ads...

Former American employee of Happiest Minds alleges discrimination against non-Indians

Former employee of Happiest Minds, Tami Sulzberg, has filed a lawsuit accusing the IT company of giving preference to South Asians while hiring, and...

How this energy company is championing employee inclusivity & engagement

In today’s competitive business landscape, fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment is not just a feel-good initiative; it’s a strategic imperative. Jakson Green,...

Trident’s Asmita leaves blossom into inclusive workplaces

Forget the tired trope of corporate activism. In the heart of India's textile industry, Trident, a manufacturing company, is quietly weaving a revolution in...
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Engagement is outdated: The future of success lies in ‘employee involvement’

In the ever-evolving landscape of the contemporary workplace, a profound metamorphosis is underway, challenging the conventional emphasis on employee engagement. This paradigm shift posits...
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Tata Steel: Journey through excellence in talent acquisition 

Tata Steel, part of the Tata Group, is a multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is one of the world's leading steel...

Saudi Arabia expands saudisation programme in aviation

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services, has announced the second...

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At least 700 jobs to be axed at Cisco, San Francisco Bay Area

Cisco Systems had announced its intention to axe thousands of jobs as part of a restructuring exercise, which was expected to affect five per...

Gujarat govt to increase NPS contribution; hikes DA by 4%

The dearness allowance (DA) for the around 4,45,000 employees of the Gujarat government and the dearness relief (DR) for about 4,63,000 pensioners have been...

Tetra Pak to axe 300 roles; to shut Jurong factory

In a strategic move, Tetra Pak, a multinational food processing and packaging company, has announced the laying off of 300 employees. The decision comes...

Maharashtra cabinet revives retirement benefits for anganwadi workers

On 26 February 2024, the Maharashtra state cabinet approved the reinstatement of retirement benefits for anganwadi workers and helpers, which were previously halted due...

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