What You Need to Know About the Law
May 10, 2011; BW East, Beachwood
9 a.m. - noon.; $249;
Instructor: Lori Long
As you manage the performance of others, it is essential that you understand your role in protecting your company and yourself from legal liability. This course will provide an overview of important employment-related laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. You will learn how to ensure compliance with the law when interacting with your team, when making employment related decisions such as hiring recommendations, and how to recognize behaviors that are potentially illegal.
- Have a basic understanding of employment law
- Recognize their role in ensuring their employer’s compliance with employment law
- Be able to recognize behaviors that are potentially illegal harassment and know what action to take in response
- Understand how to prevent illegal harassment in the workplace
- Know how to avoid inappropriate questions in employment interviews
- Understand how to avoid discriminatory actions in other employment-related decisions
Target Audience: Team leaders or managers
- Introduction to the team leader/manager’s role in protecting the company from legal liability.
- Review Federal equal opportunity employment laws including, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Americans with Disabilities Act.
- How to conduct non-discriminatory employment selection interviews.
- How to make employment decisions without bias and with an understanding of employee perceptions of fairness
- The importance of documentation and guidance in how to document performance and other concerns.
- The basics of sexual and other types of harassment in the workplace.
- Steps to prevent harassment in your work group.
- What to do if you receive a complaint of harassment or witness harassment.
- Review of the Family Medical Leave Act including the basics of the Act, when to notify employees of their rights and communicating with employees on leave.