Strategies to Prevent and Avoid Discrimination in the Workplace
1 hour 30 minutes
Recognize the risk of discrimination in the workplace and learn strategies to prevent discrimination before lawsuits happen.
All employers are faced with complaints of discrimination in the workplace. Employees routinely make complaints about discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability and other protected characteristics. In some cases, employers have created and enforced policies and practices that give rise to a higher risk of workplace discrimination. This topic helps the employers recognize the risks of workplace discrimination and proactively address those risks. The material also explains strategies and methods for avoiding workplace discrimination before they become administrative charges or lawsuits. Applying employment policies differently to different employees most often leads employers to complaints about unlawful discrimination. Often, these policies have led to discrimination suits and damages awards. This information is critical for employers so they can minimize the risks of workplace discrimination.
• You will be able to define illegal workplace discrimination in various forms.
• You will be able to describe methods and strategies that help employers avoid illegal workplace discrimination.
• You will be able to discuss causes of workplace discrimination and strategies for preventing it.
• You will be able to recognize employment policies that may subject employers to higher risks of discrimination complaints and ways to adjust those policies.