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: 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: 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: 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 ...