We debate Walmart's recent settlement of a class-action lawsuit claiming the company had discriminatory hiring practices because of a physical test used to screen candidates. Ewan looks at the thorny issues of candidate screening, what Walmart did wrong, and what other companies should be careful of during the hiring process.
US President Donald Trump's health is making headlines around the world, but communications from the White House have left a lot of questions unanswered. Cam dives into the chronology of events and looks at the performance of doctor Sean Conley, the president's physician, during media briefings.
Plus: the history of militias in the US and the widening education gap as a result of COVID-19.
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Links and Show Notes
- Walmart settles female applicants' hiring-bias complaint for $20 million - Society for Human Resource Management
- President Trump has COVID-19: A timeline of his travels leading up to a positive coronavirus test - USA Today
- Sean Conley: Who is the Trump doctor whose updates are raising questions - The Guardian
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Ewan Christie is an employment lawyer and partner at Duntrune LLP in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cam MacMurchy is a corporate communications executive with a multinational technology company listed in Hong Kong and curator of the Digital Bits PR and Communications newsletter. He also contributes to Apple news website 9to5Mac and shares his thoughts on PR, media, travel, and technology on his website.