Speak up about anti-bias laws — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Don’t assume that just because you have a written anti-bias policy, you’re safe from legal trouble. Your firm must also have an aggressive education program. That’s the message from a federal appeals court ruling last month against Wal-Mart, which said a company must do both to ward off punitive damages for vicarious liability. The case: Wal-Mart fired a hearing-impaired worker, then rehired him. The EEOC sued on his behalf. The company claimed it had demonstrated good faith with its written equality policy. But the court said Wal-Mart must also teach its employees about the Americans with Disabilities Act. (EEOC v. Wal-Mart, 10th Cir., No. 98-2015, 1999)
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