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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If you have a worker who has complained about some form of discrimination, think twice before you terminate her.

Q: "We are hiring a Santa Claus to work at our independent retail store. We want our Santa to look as close as possible to the legend that children are used to seeing. Is it illegal to lean toward a white candidate with a white beard as opposed to a black candidate?" - Calvin, Minnesota

A federal judge handed the EEOC a preliminary win in EEOC v. Scott Medical Health Center.
It takes more than a handful of incidents to create hostility, even if they could be viewed as offensive and not appropriate for the workplace.
A list of the most significant laws affecting private sector employers in California.
The EEOC has issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination, addressing Title VII’s prohibition on bias that targets employees based on their ethnic and cultural heritage.
If there is one thing that is never appropriate in the workplace, it is racial and ethnic slurs.
Q. My business conducts mandatory sexual harassment training for our employees. Which of our employees must attend our sexual harassment training, and what formats can we use to provide these trainings?
That effort ran into a roadblock recently when it lost a big case.
If you haven’t recently reviewed your job applications and other employment-related forms, you may be risking a lawsuit.
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