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.

Glass-ceiling lawsuits, in which women or minorities claim they're prevented advancement beyond a certain point, are tough to prove, but not impossible. If an employee can show a pattern of discrimination, ...
While it may be tempting, avoid firing employees in reaction to their in-house complaints or lawsuits, even if you think the charges are without merit. Reason: A jury will likely see ...
THE LAW. Many organizations don't think twice about using independent contractors. They're an attractive labor source because you don't have to shell out payroll taxes or benefits for them, nor are ...

Notify staff if you're tracking them via GPS.

 

Cross-dressing at work isn't protected by law.


Silence pay-related complaints with wise words.

Just because an older employee is preparing to retire, it doesn't give your organization the right to push him out the door.

Issue: Must you include a position's most obvious requirements, such as working at the job site, in employees' job descriptions? Risk: Misunderstandings can spark lawsuits from employees who are eligible ...
If your organization wants to cut employee benefit costs, the U.S. Supreme Court just flashed the green light on one tactic: You can offer more generous benefits to older employees than ...
As a manager, you need to let employees express their religious beliefs while, at the same time, making sure those expressions don’t infringe on the rights of co-workers or the organization. That task is more difficult than ever. Why? Employee claims of religious discrimination in the workplace have nearly doubled in the past decade. The [...]
You may be surprised to discover that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may protect workers who are alcoholics, even if they currently drink. To earn ADA protection, an alcoholic's addiction ...
Issue: Cheap new products make it easier to thwart workplace drug tests. Risks: You could inadvertently be adding more substance abusers to the payroll. Action: Thwart drug-test cheaters with ...