Management 101: Five legal lessons your supervisors must learn — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Management 101: Five legal lessons your supervisors must learn

Get PDF file

by on
in Discrimination and Harassment,Employment Law,FMLA Guidelines,Human Resources,Leaders & Managers,Management Training

When it comes to employment law, it’s always best for managers to learn from others’ mistakes rather than their own. Share these recent court cases—and the lessons learned—with your organization’s supervisors:

1. Nix the nicknames

The case: Soon after a 54-year-old employee was demoted, she sued for age discrimination. Her evidence? A new supervisor called her “Grandma” and suggested that she retire to spend time with her grandchildren. The court agreed, saying, “Calling someone ‘Grandma’ does suggest ageism.” (McDonald v. Best Buy, DC IL)

The lesson: Avoid nicknames that carry even the perception of being tied to a protected characteristic, such as race, age, gender, religion, national origin or disability.

2. Keep discipline consistent

The case: An employee of Indian descent believed she was criticized far more harshly than her white co-workers. To prove her thesis, she kept a notebook and tracked when she was critiqued co...(register to read more)

To read the rest of this article you must first register with your email address.

Email Address:

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: