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: How far must you go to offer disabled employees a "reasonable accommodation" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Benefit: ADA doesn't ...
Heads up: African-American, Asian and Hispanic women are more likely to file sexual harassment charges than in the past, according to a National Partnership for Women & Families study of data ...
Issue: Following correct protocol when investigating harassment complaints. Risk: Courts will slap organizations with big punitive damage awards ...
When you're trying to work out job accommodations with disabled employees, they may ask to bring others into the discussion. Must you allow this? No, according ...
Re-examine your absence policy, paying special attention to identify clauses that attach varying conditions on whom the policy applies to and when it applies.
Plaintiffs' attorneys and courts will poke ...
Issue: Should HR question a supervisor's plans to fire an employee? Risk: If you take a termination report at face value, you may overlook bias by a manager. Action: ...
Applicants will slap anything on their résumés if they think it will attract the hiring manager’s eyes. So, recognizing the soaring cost of health insurance, more applicants these days are adding a “Health Profile” section to their résumés to show off their great health condition. This “Hire me, I won’t raise your premiums” pitch might [...]
Issue: New federal rules say how far your organization must go to make its property accessible to disabled staff and customers. Risk: Ignoring the rules ...
When in doubt, print it out. That's the message from a recent court decision regarding whether company policies sent via e-mail are valid.
Even though the Labor Department has given ...
It's easy to tell a mail clerk to knock off his harassing comments, but try telling the same thing to your CEO or other top dog. The truth is, though, that ...