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Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

ISBN-10: 1413316328
ISBN-13: 9781413316322
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Description: The harassment and discrimination desk reference for every HR professional and managerEmployees filed more than 95,000 discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims against their employers in 2008, with the biggest jump occurring in age  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 9/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

The harassment and discrimination desk reference for every HR professional and managerEmployees filed more than 95,000 discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims against their employers in 2008, with the biggest jump occurring in age discrimination and retaliation claims. In these tough economic times, it's evident that more employees are considering taking their grievances to court.EnterThe Essential Guide to Workplace Harassment & Discrimination, 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 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 lawsuitTheEssential Guide to Workplace Harassment & Discriminationis 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.--- All forms can be downloaded from Nolo.com

Introduction
What Are Harassment and Discrimination?
How Harassment and Discrimination Affect the Bottom Line
How This Book Can Help
Preventing Harassment and Discrimination
What Is Discrimination?
Laws Prohibiting Discrimination
What Is Discrimination?
Discrimination Based on Disability
Genetic Discrimination
When and How Discrimination Occurs
What Is Harassment?
Which Laws Apply to Your Company?
What Is Harassment?
Who Is a Harasser?
Who Can Be Harassed?
What Is Not Harassment?
Policies Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination
Benefits of an Effective Policy
Elements of an Effective Policy
Complaint and Investigation Procedures
Communicate the Policy to Employees
Review the Policy Regularly
Training
Benefits of Training
Combined Training Session for Supervisors and Employees
Separate Sessions
How to Conduct Training
Who Conducts Training
Diversity Training
Dealing With Harassment and Discrimination Claims
Investigating Complaints
Receiving a Complaint
Conducting an Investigation
Concluding Your Investigation
Documentation
What Your Documentation Should Look Like
What Documents You Should Have
Document Management
After the Investigation
Dealing With the Aftermath of a Complaint
Retaliation
Getting Others Involved
Dealing With Government Agencies
The Role of Fair Employment Agencies
The Complaint Process
Preparing for an Agency Investigation
Mediation
Your Role in Dealing With Investigative Agencies
Lawsuits
Why Employees Sue
How Lawsuits Work
Alternatives to Litigation
Your Role in a Lawsuit
If You Are Sued Personally
Appendixes
State Laws on Discrimination and Harassment
State Laws That Prohibit Discrimination and Harassment
State Enforcement Agencies
State Laws That Regulate Lactation Breaks
Forms and Podcasts
Editing RTFs
List of Forms and Podcasts
Index

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