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.

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 ...
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 ...
Even among employers that serve as models for sexual harassment and race-discrimination training, one type of bias often tolerated is age-based discrimination and harassment, says Atlanta-based employment-law attorney Douglas Towns.
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THE LAW. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it illegal to discriminate in the work-place against people over age 40 on the basis of their age. The law ...
?'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 ...
As if there weren't enough complications when co-workers are paramours, here's another: Those who aren't part
of the love affair feel slighted when
the bedded ones are promoted, and ...
Issue: Employers can be liable for sexual harassment if they "knew or should have known" about it but failed to act.
Risk: Courts increasingly say you "know" of harassment once ...
What if an employee complains to you or another manager about a co-worker’s inappropriate comments or touching? What should you do with that complaint? As recent court cases show, you need to pass along any such complaints, even if you think they’re fairly mild, to the HR department. Federal law says employers can be liable [...]