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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Supervisors play an important role in maintaining a harmonious work environment. However, sometimes bosses are the ones most guilty of breaching civility, by saying things that offend employees.
If you fear for an employee’s safety after he has complained about a hostile work environment, think twice before transferring him instead of the person or people who are the source of the hostility.
Make sure that you punish similar transgressions fairly and equally. That’s especially true for serious rules violations. A pattern of punishing one protected class more severely than another is sure to lead to litigation.
On May 9, North Carolina sued the U.S. Department of Justice to stop the federal government from ordering the state to set aside its Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act—the so-called transgender bathroom bill.
Employers that exercise patience and remain flexible over the long term are best positioned to win an ADA failure-to-accommodate lawsuit filed by a disabled employee.
As soon as you hear a supervisor complain that an employee isn’t performing well, start keeping detailed records of your efforts to investigate.
Retail giant Target, based in Min­ne­apolis, has become a flashpoint in the culture wars over the suddenly urgent issue of transgender bathroom use.
Sexual harassment costs U.S. workplaces millions of dollars annually in legal liability and lost productivity.
Refusing to consider an ADA accommodation can spell big legal trouble. Give disabled workers a chance to prove they can do the job.
A salacious Wall Street story illustrates the cost of bad-mouthing a former employee.
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