Category: Bias

January 20, 2014 Amy Oppenheimer 1 comment

Workplace investigations continue to be a hot issue for the courts.  On December 23, 2013, a Federal Court in Connecticut, in an age discrimination case against IBM, precluded evidence of an internal investigation that found IBM had treated the plaintiff fairly.  IBM wanted to show it did a fair investigation and that based on the…

October 8, 2013 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

A recent public radio program on “Inspiring Girls and Women to Code” addressed the disheartening reality that while women were 38% of the computer workforce in the 1980’s, that percentage has been nearly cut in half today.  (Forum with Michael Krasny, September 9, 2013  http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201309091000 ) The program’s guests focused on strategies and programs designed…

November 5, 2012 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

Two recent cases on racial, religious and ethnic origin harassment speak to how far we have come and how far we have yet to go. In May v. Chrysler Group, a U.S. Court of Appeals case originating in Utah, there was very serious ethnic origin and religious (anti-Semitic) harassment over a prolonged period of time. …

March 29, 2011 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

“Being right is necessary but not sufficient. We also strive to be impartial. We are agnostic as to where a story may lead; we do not go into a story with a preconceived notion. We do not manipulate or hide facts to advance an agenda. We strive to preserve our independence from political and economic…

October 23, 2010 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

Should he have been fired?  Not if that was the only thing he said.  Was it problematic?  Yes and no.  It’s good to admit fear and bias.  But to blame it on someone’s “choice to identify” as a Muslim, is a problem.  The choice not to assimilate should not make someone suspect.