Leadership & Management
2018 IAEE Expo Expo
Not only can harassment and discrimination in the workplace affect employee productivity, create a hostile work environment and increase workplace bullying, it can divert resources from the organization's real business, making preventative discrimination and harassment training for employees nothing less than essential. Last year, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discrimination charges were the highest ever since the Agency’s founding nearly 50 years ago. Companies are now facing not only increased enforcement by the EEOC, but there are also more protected categories than ever. Discrimination training aids discrimination prevention by ensuring that employees know what is considered discrimination and how to report it, and understand that discrimination will not be tolerated. This session explains and examines the equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws and is designed for all employees and employers. It covers categories protected by federal, state, and local laws. It also explains prohibited employment practices, including unlawful harassment and discrimination, and details the investigation process and protection from retaliation.