Although many Institutions are aware of the costly risks and reputational damage associated with allegations of workplace discrimination or harassment, these issues nonetheless remain a major concern. Management must address the prevalent problem of workplace discrimination because it affects the morale, self-confidence and efficiency of personnel. By registering for this webinar, you will be one step closer to confronting this issue, and will also benefit from obtaining a Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy & Complaint Procedures template that can be modified to meet your Institution's needs.
We are all aware of common acts of discrimination such as failing to hire a woman because she is pregnant, or making sexual advances toward a colleague. Yet, you may be surprised by some of the actions that create a hostile or offensive workplace, which include – but are certainly not limited to- the following discriminatory practices:
- The denial of a reasonable workplace accommodation because of an employee's religious beliefs (i.e., if an employee attends Ash Wednesday service, you cannot require that person to wash the Ash cross off his or her forehead; you cannot require a woman to remove her hijab – this isn't France!);
- Denying employee access to a restroom that corresponds to that individual's gender identity. Regardless of contrary state or local laws, such action is forbidden under federal law;
- Receiving an inappropriate e-mail from another employee that contains ethnic slurs or racial epithets and failing to immediately report such message;
- Overhearing a third-party vendor's inappropriate joke to a colleague and failing to immediately report such behaviour;
In this 60-minute training session, we will explore many facets of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. We will review relevant regulations, as well as pending and resolved court cases on discriminatory practices. You will learn what actions are prohibited and how to prevent discrimination and harassment at your Institution. After attending this free webinar, you will be equipped to maintain a workplace in which personnel can achieve their highest levels of productivity.
- Define Key Terminology. What, Exactly, Constitutes a Discriminatory Practice, Harassment, Wrongful Termination, and Retaliation? What are Reasonable Workplace Accommodations and How Broadly Do They Apply?
- Regulations Related to Discrimination, Including: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII); The Pregnancy Discrimination Act; The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA); The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA); The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)(Title I); The Civil Rights Act of 1991 (Sections 102 and 103); The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 501 and 505); the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).
- Harassment and Discrimination Protections for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Questioning (LGBTQ) Workers.
- Review Pending & Resolved Court Cases Related to Employment Discrimination. Including EEOC v. Deluxe Financial Services Corp.
- Advice on Avoiding Discrimination During a Job Interview
- Explore the Pros & Cons of Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) and Third-Party Liability Coverage
Who Should Attend?
This informative program is designed to train all employees on the wide range of acts that are considered to be discriminatory practices and harassment.
In addition, this session is imperative for those in charge of investigating allegations of discrimination and harassment, including:
- Human Resources Personnel
- Board of Directors
- Vice President
- All Supervisory and Management Personnel