The most common claims filed at the EEOC every year are for sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The bottom line is that employees are protected from both harassment and discrimination throughout the employee life cycle. Learn what you need to know in order to avoid these type of lawsuits.
- Over the last 10 years,…close to 1,000,000 discrimination and harassment claims…have been filed with the EEOC.…Plenty of these claims have produced…multimillion dollar jury awards and settlements.…This is despite the effort of government agencies…and HR departments to do everything within their power…to prevent these claims.…After more than 30 years in the law, I know this,…half the companies out there…suffer these claims more than the other half…and some not at all.…
It's hard enough to be productive at work…without having to suffer discrimination,…including sexual harassment in the process.…Unfortunately, it doesn't look like…this problem is going away anytime soon.…Recent business and social media headlines…can attest to that fact.…In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed,…protecting discrimination against race,…religion, and national origin.…As part of the legislation,…sex discrimination protections were included.…
Years later, the United States Supreme Court ruled…that sex harassment was a protected subset…
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- How job descriptions matter when it comes to the law
- Offer letters, contracts, and agreements
- Questions you can't ask job applicants
- Test and assessment instruments
- Managing employee leave
- Harassment and discrimination laws
- Handling bullies in the workplace
- Employee discipline