Last year, U.S. employees filed a record number of legal complaints claiming they suffered discrimination at work.
You know that U.S. anti-discrimination laws require managers to treat all applicants and employees equally. But what, specifically, do the laws require of supervisors and managers? Here’s a rundown:
AGE. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act says you can’t discriminate in any way against applicants or employees 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 your decisions solely on the person’s ability to do the job.
RACE. The federal Civil Rights Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in any employment matter based on a person’s race. Currently, more employee complaints are filed over race di...(register to read more)
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