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What managers need to know about hiring

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While legal problems can crop up during an employee’s tenure, the two events that carry the most legal risk for employers are the hiring and the departure of an employee.  

Hiring discrimination lawsuits are particularly dangerous because the applicant doesn’t yet have a relationship with the employer and, therefore, is much more willing to sue.

To stay out of court, managers should build their hiring process around these principles:

1. Review job ads for traces of bias

If you write employment ads for new job openings, be aware that a few poorly chosen words could spark a discrimination case. For example, see if you can recognize the three problems with the following ad:

“Waiters/busboys. Looking for energetic, recent H.S. grad to work midnight shift at 24-hour restaurant. Great potential for growth. Apply in person or via mail to Ms. Willis, 100 Columbia Way.”

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