The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination

The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination

by Deborah C. England

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Every day, it seems, another company is in the news for the wrong reason: It’s been accused of harassment or discrimination against employees. Your company can avoid this fate by making sure managers and employees recognize and know how to respond to illegal conduct promptly and effectively. The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment&Discrimination gives you a straightforward explanation of what the law requires of an employer and breaks down the steps to follow to make sure your company is in compliance.

Taking into consideration the practical realities of applying the law in everyday situations, this guide answers common questions that you're likely to encounter. The book gives you thorough explanations, in plain English, of the important legal principles that human resources professionals, managers, and supervisors must understand in order to deal with harassment and discrimination in the workplace. You'll also get samples, quizzes, and real-world scenarios that will help you to apply these principles in situations you actually confront. 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, and
  • 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. This guide is the essential reference book for anyone who is responsible for addressing and preventing harassment and discrimination problems in the workplace. This book has forms and are downloadable through a special link in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413325591
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
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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