Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination and harassment claims often increase in a down economy. Learn the proper techniques for conducing proper workplace harassment investigations, providing sexual harassment training, and more to reduce claims of employment discrimination and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Sexist statements simply have no place at work
Purposely conspiring to discredit a government employee in order to get him discharged may violate his rights, as a recent case shows.
Gov. Tom Wolf grew tired of waiting for the state legislature to send him a bill adding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people to the protected classes listed in the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
When two employees are involved in the same misconduct, be sure to discipline both, otherwise you could have yourself a discrimination case.
Commission has secured more than $4.7 million in settlements since March 7.
An isolated, offensive comment usually isn’t enough to support a lawsuit, even if it was uttered by a supervisor and was seriously offensive.
Workplace romances can be distracting, but cavorting co-workers doesn’t always add up to sexual harassment or sex discrimination against other employees.
The U.S. Senate observed Equal Pay Day, April 12, by declining to advance two bills that would have expanded the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and protected employees who discuss pay.
If an employee continually makes unsubstantiated racism charges, you can and should discipline them.
When an employee complains that a supervisor is behaving in a discriminatory way, employers must ensure there is no retaliation. Even small things can lead to a big problem.
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