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Understanding implicit bias first step to reducing, ending it

After nearly 25 years as an employment lawyer, I have seen how implicit bias can negatively impact businesses of all types and sizes at all stages of the employment life cycle.
Part of my practice that I enjoy most is providing training to companies on how to reduce the risks of claims of harassment and discrimination. Over the p ... (full story)


In Trump v. Hawaii the court gives bigoted statements a pass

Throughout the campaign and administration of President Donald Trump, his opponents have argued that he is different. He is not merely someone with whom we disagree with on policy, but fails to respect the basics of governing. In Trump v. Hawaii, the Supreme Court was faced with that difference, but failed to confront it.
Preside ... (full story)


KNR and nonprofit make young boy’s dream come true

KNR and nonprofit make young boy’s dream come true<BR>

It’s been about eight years since 12-year-old Shane Haddad was first diagnosed with brain and spinal cord cancer.
Since then he’s undergone chemotherapy, radiation and three brain surgeries that left him paralyzed on the left side of his body.
“Shane is in a wheelchair now, but the good news is his cancer is ... (full story)


Union rep missing from meeting, employer probe leads to firing


Jason Thomas worked as a cashier at a Fred Meyer superstore in Portland, Ore., and he was represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555.
One March afternoon in 2017, two Meyer customers and two co-workers reported to store management that they had smelled alcohol on Thomas’ breath while he was wo ... (full story)


Wrongful death case involving 4 teens at RR crossing reveresed

The parents of four teens who died after using a railroad crossing to make their car go airborne did not demonstrate a genuine issue of material fact as to whether the absence of mandatory traffic control devices contributed to the driver losing control.
Therefore, a Lorain County trial court incorrectly denied summary judgment t ... (full story)