You already know not to judge people based on their accent, skin color, gender and so on. But there’s a more insidious form of prejudice that’s harder to detect: judging employees by the department in which they work. Examples: Jean in accounting is just a number cruncher, so she doesn’t know about marketing, or Greg’s a systems nerd, so he can’t see the forest for the trees. Aside from the fact that these stereotypes are often wrong, they promote a closed-minded environment where individuals are pigeonholed based solely on their narrow job roles.
Your employee handbook can be an invaluable organizational tool … or an employment lawsuit waiting to happen. And in recent years, Congress and state legislatures have been busy enacting laws that directly affect your employee handbook. If you haven’t kept up, you could find yourself in court....Click here to find out more.