Last year, U.S. employees filed the second highest number of EEOC complaints claiming they suffered discrimination at work. You know that U.S. anti-discrimination laws require treating all applicants and employees equally.
But do your organization’s supervisors understand the relevant laws? Pass along this primer on federal anti-bias laws to make sure your compliance efforts start right on the front line.
AGE: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act says you can’t discriminate in any way against applicants or employees age 40 or older because of age.
That’s why it’s important to never take a person’s age (or proximity to retirement) into account when making decisions on hiring, firing, pay, benefits or promotions. Avoid any comments about an employee’s age. Base yourdecisions solely on the person’s ability to do the job.
RACE: The federal Civil Rights Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in any employment matte...(register to read more)
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