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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You'd think that 12 jurors wouldn't look kindly on an armed robber's claim that job discrimination drove him to rob a convenience store with a sawed-off shotgun. But you would ...
On the production floor, Lisa Ocheltree had to listen to conversations between male co-workers about their sexual exploits, which included vulgar language. The men showed ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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