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.

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 ...
As part of your performance reviews or progressive discipline process, you probably ask for the employee's signature to acknowledge the issues discussed and actions taken. What if that document is likely ...
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 ...
THE LAW. While no federal law re-quires your organization to write job descriptions for each employee, it's a wise legal move that most employers follow. When drafting job descriptions ...
Issue: A poorly worded insurance policy can spark age discrimination lawsuits. Risk: If your policy excludes members of a protected class (age, race, gender, etc.)...