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: Whether you should adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward employee misconduct. Risks: A poor policy can trigger lawsuits, and even a well-drafted one can force you to fire otherwise-good employees. ...
Issue: You must walk a fine line between allowing employees' religious expression and preventing that expression from harming the business or creating unbalanced treatment of employees. Benefit: Federal law says ...
Just because an older employee is preparing to retire, it doesn't give your organization the right to push him out the door.
The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), ...
Issue: A key new ruling says your organization can offer benefit packages designed specifically for older employees. Benefit: More flexibility to set employee perks; eliminates the fear of "reverse" age ...
Issue: When can you refuse to rehire a former employee who may be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Benefit: You don't have to rehire people who are ...
It's clear that some jobs require employees to work on site and work alongside others. But must you state that fact in every job description? The following case says "No," you ...
Alert managers that they can't demote, fire or retaliate in any way against employees simply because they ask you to accommodate their physical ailments. That advice holds true even if employees ...
Employees are clearly entitled to their own religious beliefs. But your organization doesn't need to bend the rules to allow those beliefs to interfere with the rights of other employees.
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In January, a government panel approved the first major update of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations since 1991. That move revises the ADA's Accessibility Guidelines, which govern how organizations must ...
Thorough background checks can help you defeat any negligent hiring claim.
But what if applicants' background checks come up clean, yet they begin displaying troublesome behavior at your workplace. In ...