Spotty promotion, training systems? Prepare for class action

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What’s the hottest employment law trend? Class actions, in which attorneys target employers whose policies they claim essentially disenfranchise entire groups of employees who belong to a protected class.

The rise of class actions makes it essential for HR professionals to explore exactly how their companies dole out training and promotion opportunities. If individual supervisors or managers have too much discretion, there may be trouble ahead. An “old boy” network may be alive and well.

But you can take some simple steps to assess the situation and adopt a process based on objective assessments of who is ready for promotion and who is best qualified.

Start by looking at the company demographics and who has received internal promotions. For example, if there is a large group of black, Hispanic or female employees in entry-level positions, and the next few levels are filled with white males, there may be a problem...(register to read more)

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