The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination

The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination

by Deborah C. England Attorney

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Overview

Over 93,000 discrimination and harassment claims were filed with the EEOC in 2013, with several thousands of similar claims filed with state agencies. In these tough economic times, it's evident that more employees are considering taking their grievances to court.

The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment&Discrimination,is the essential reference for human resources professionals, managers, and supervisors who are responsible for addressing and preventing harassment and discrimination problems in the workplace. Taking into consideration the practical realities of applying the law in everyday situations, this guide answers common questions that you're likely to encounter regularly.

Though you'll read thorough explanations, in plain English, of the important legal principles that professionals must understand in order to deal with discrimination in the workplace, you'll also get samples, quizzes and audio scenarios that will help you to apply these principles in real-world situations. Find guidance on:

  • what harassment is and how to stop it
  • when and how discrimination occurs
  • how to draft and communicate effective policies
  • how to conduct training
  • how to handle employee complaints and investigate claims thoroughly
  • how to protect the company with proper documentation
  • what to expect if an employee files a charge or lawsuit

    The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment&Discrimination is packed with legal strategies and information for busy managers, giving you the tools to protect your employees -- and the company -- from workplace harassment and discrimination. Interactive forms are downloadable.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781413325591
    Publisher: NOLO
    Publication date: 09/01/2018
    Sold by: Barnes & Noble
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 312
    Sales rank: 956,271
    File size: 3 MB

    About the Author

    Deborah England is a litigator with more than 20 years of employment law experience. She has published numerous articles and essays on employment and civil rights law, and frequently speaks on these topics before legal and HR professional organizations.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction PART I: Preventing Harassment and Discrimination 1. What Is Discrimination? 2. What Is Harassment? 3. Policies Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination 4. Training PART II: Dealing With Harassment and Discrimination Claims 5. Investigating Complaints 6. Documentation 7. After the Investigation 8. Dealing With Government Agencies 9. Lawsuits Appendixes A. State Laws on Discrimination and Harassment B. Forms and Podcasts Index

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