Cyberbullying is a serious threat in modern workplaces. This article discusses an employers legal obligation to respond to allegations of cyberbullies and the ways a workplace can create a safe working environment for their staff.
Discrimination based on age is prohibited by law but many employers are not skilled in identifying or recognizing employee claims based on age. This article discusses the commonality of those claims and the reactions compliance-minded employers should have.
Gender based pay inequality is not only illegal, it is regarded as low-hanging fruit for plaintiffs attorneys. Learn the current landscape of unequal payments and the things employers should watch for when a current or prospective employee alleges that there are pay discrepancies based on gender.
Obesity discrimination allegations are some of the trickier claims for employers because sometimes they are protected conditions and sometimes they are not. The safest option is to investigate all claims to determine if they are discriminatory and this article will guide you through that evaluation.
Employers should be familiar with workplace privacy laws to avoid creating an impermissible or troublesome environment in their workplaces. Additionally, workplace investigators must adhere to laws regarding privacy to ensure their fact gathering techniques do not inappropriately cross privacy standards.
Prior court findings guide employers regarding the analysis, techniques, expectations, and financial consequences of allowing harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environments in the workplace. This article steps through a timeline of investigative findings that enlighten the way employers react to claims today.
It is important of professionals to occasionally remind themselves of the basic tenants that Title VII prohibits. This article explains the fundamental principles of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Each state has its own non-discrimination laws; however, every state and every employer is required to adhere to the federal anti-discrimination laws. A general understanding of these federal laws is key to maintaining a healthy and compliant workplace environment.
Most working Americans are influenced by mental heath matters in the workplace in one way or another. Employers who are educated regarding the common effects and consequences of a workplace comprised of individuals with a variety and spectrum of mental health conditions are better prepared to react to the dynamics of this reality.
Workplace Investigations involving executives can be extremely sensitive because of the power relationships, the financial insight, the intelligence, and the integration into the company's politics. It is always advisable to hire an independent outside firm to conduct an investigation that involves an executive and to treat that