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.

Issue: Some supervisors, particularly males, try to bond with employees by giving them nicknames.
Risk: When nicknames are insensitive to a protected class (race, ethnicity, etc.), they could trigger hostile-environment ...

If you operate a business that's open to the public, you're legally required to make the premises accessible to disabled customers. That may include creating wheelchair ramps, wider aisles or reconfiguring your restrooms.

You know that ethnic slurs and name-calling have no place in the workplace. But a new court ruling proves that any kind of ethnic intolerance can be punished.
If supervisors ...
A new court ruling gives you more reason to consider a "no-dating" rule among your employees or a "no-dating subordinates" rule for your supervisors. At the very least, require supervisors to ...
If a male employee complains about sexually harassing comments by a female co-worker, how would your supervisors respond?
Too often, bosses (and some HR professionals) laugh off such "reverse" harassment ...
To file a legal workplace discrimination claim with the EEOC, employees must show that the alleged discrimination occurred within a certain time frame or filing "threshold." Now, the EEOC has revised ...
?'Winging it' during interviews poses double danger
Using unstructured, "tell me about yourself" questions during
job interviews not only opens you to discrimination claims, it often results in poor ...
If your organization is hit with an employee lawsuit, consider having your attorney check for a bankruptcy filing by the employee who sues you. If the lawsuit isn't listed as an asset with ...
When an employee makes noise about discrimination, it's natural to become defensive. It hurts to be accused of
breaking the law, especially if it isn't true. But don't let a ...
In sexual harassment cases, your worst-case scenario is harassment by a supervisor. That's because sex harassment by a supervisor resulting in a tangible employment action (firing, demotion, pay cut, etc.) is ...