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.

A little-noticed provision in the new tax law will benefit employers who are looking to settle discrimination lawsuits for the lowest possible amount.
Victorious plaintiffs in discrimination cases can now ...
It's common this time of year to receive charitable requests to help schools, the homeless, the needy, etc. The requests may come from outsiders or even among co-workers. Not a problem, ...
It's clear that you can require bank tellers and phone salespeople to speak fluent English. But can you make the same demand of a construction worker or dishwasher?
In many ...
Perk up your lawsuit radar if you (or one of your organization's managers) plan to discipline an employee who has emotional problems and difficulty relating to other people. As the following ...
A little-noticed piece of a new tax law allows victorious plaintiffs in discrimination cases to take a full tax deduction for their attorney's fees and court costs. Until now, for example, ...
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows certain employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year. But, as the following case shows, you can ...
Issue: The danger of telling employees "Don't bother reading that; it probably doesn't apply to you." Risk: Courts may view your action as a cover-up, sparking ...
Issue: A court ruling said sitcom writers have a "creative necessity" to engage in overtly sexual banter.
Risk: While the TV network was allowed to use this defense in a ...
Here's a vexing question faced by many HR professionals: Can employees be considered "disabled" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) even if their disability can be controlled by medication or ...
Now's a good time to make sure your organization is complying with child labor laws and doing all it can to
prevent harassment against young employees.
Why? With sexual ...