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: 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 ...
With health insurance costs soaring, employers may be tempted to make hiring/firing decisions based on whether a person is a drain on the organization's health costs. Our advice: Don't even think ...
Issue: The wording used in your employment policies. Risk: Overly vague language makes it difficult for employees to comply and makes you more vulnerable ...
Is your organization planning to build or remodel its stores, offices or facilities that serve the public? If so, review new construction guidelines published last month that explain how far you ...
Issue: In harassment and discrimination lawsuits, courts examine whether your training is effective, frequent or formal enough. Risk: Simply having a ...
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 ...