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Beware of a probe recently launched by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC has begun checking for signs of age discrimination, especially at companies that trim their payrolls. The agency is primarily looking at large corporations but warns that smaller companies are not immune. You can defend yourself in age-bias cases by showing you acted for any of three reasons: just cause, such as misconduct or poor performance; inability to perform the job because of age; or “business necessity,” such as financial troubles caused by loss of a key account. Document the grounds for your layoffs along with the facts and statistics to support your action.
In most cases, workplace bullying is subtle and difficult to recognize. To deal with these issues effectively, managers must first differentiate true bullying from lesser forms of workplace aggravation. They should also recognize that bullying is a game that requires two players: dominators aggressively attempt to intimidate, while victims meekly comply....Click here to find out more.