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.

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Employees typically file race discrimination lawsuits under Title VII. But 20 percent of the work force is employed by companies that are exempt from the law because of their size ...
Federal law says companies with 15 or more workers have to provide "reasonable accommodations" to disabled workers, unless it would cause the company "undue hardship." Newly updated guidelines from the Equal ...
Wal-Mart employee Stephanie Beckel complained to a general manager that her supervisor was sexually harassing her. When the general manager told her not to discuss the matter with anyone but himself ...
A California computer worker was denied a job in a pharmaceutical factory because he refused to take a required mumps shot. He refused because the vaccine included material from chicken embryos ...
Companies that have 15 or more employees are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But do the company partners or shareholders count toward that total? The Supreme Court has ...
After injuring her shoulder, assembly-line worker Tamara Watson wasn't able to do many tasks required for her job. To aid her recovery, the company temporarily limited her to lighter duties that ...
When does a company officially "know" of a harassment complaint? It's not always when the complaint is lodged with the designated person in your reporting procedures. If your lower-level managers get ...
In what gay-rights groups are calling a landmark decision, a federal appeals court has said that homosexuals can use federal civil rights laws to sue for alleged harassment. In the ...
Several UPS employees who could only see out of one eye claimed their sight was a disability and that UPS' policy of not allowing them to drive a truck was discriminatory ...
Maria Gaines, a corrections officer at a New Jersey county jail, claimed that one evening her supervisor grabbed her and kissed her. Then he allegedly joked about it with other high-ranking ...
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