An Overview of Employment Liabilities, Online Training Format

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  • 2.25 HRCI Credits
  • 2.25 SHRM PDCs
  • 2.0 Florida CLE Credits
  • 2.0 Georgia CLE Credits (2.0 Ethics)
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An Overview of Employment Liabilities

Workplace-related claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and a multitude of other alleged offenses against employees and applicants continue to be filed, and the price for employer misconduct continues to grow.

In 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination and secured more than $525 million for victims of discrimination. In 2005, the EEOC received 75,428 of workplace discrimination.

Additionally, a survey on workplace trends undertaken by the Society for Human Resource Management found that nearly all of those polled believe that the growing complexity of legal compliance for employers will impact their organization. Roughly three quarters of those polled believe increases in discrimination litigation will also have an impact on their organization.

This course discusses the employment liabilities and laws that govern and affect the conduct between employer and employee.

Managers/Supervisors/Risk Management & HR Professionals



Not Required


105-120 minutes

To provide an overview of employment-related laws and the liabilities that result from them.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • identify discrimination, and apply the appropriate federal and state anti-discrimination laws that protect individuals from discrimination;
  • recognize and categorize the two types of sexual harassment;
  • describe the circumstances in which claims of retaliation and wrongful termination often occur; and
  • differentiate between such workplace torts as assault and battery, defamation, fraudulent misrepresentation, invasion of privacy, negligent hiring, and wrongful reference.

1. Discrimination

  • Definition
  • Trends
  • Federal, State, Local Laws

2. Sexual Harassment

  • Definition
  • Federal Laws
  • Types

3. Retaliation

  • Definition
  • Federal laws
  • Components
  • Trends

4. Wrongful Termination

  • Definition
  • Types

5. Other Workplace Torts

  • Assault and Battery
  • Defamation
  • Fraudulent Misrepresentation
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Wrongful Reference

The following forms/documents can be downloaded and/or printed:

  • Anti-Discrimination Policy
  • Anti-Harassment Policy
  • Authorization Form to Obtain Consumer Report
  • Background Investigation Authorization and Release Form
  • Sexual Harassment Policy


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The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education has accredited this course for 2.0 hours of General Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. For more information about credit hours, visit the Florida Bar homepage at

The State Bar of Georgia has accredited this course for 2.0 hours of Regular CLE credits, including 2.0 Ethics credits. For more information about CLE credits, visit The State Bar of Georgia homepage at

Student Benefits

Students and employees who take the An Overview of Employment Liabilities course will enjoy:

 Course FeaturesIncludedComments
HRCI Recertification Credits
2.25 HRCI Recertification Credit(s).
SHRM PDC Credits
2.25 SHRM PDC Credit(s).
CAM Credits
0.00 CAM Credit(s).
Florida Bar CLE Recertification Credits
2.00 Florida Bar CLE Recertification Credit(s).
Florida Bar CLE Ethics Recertification Credits
0.00 Florida Bar CLE Ethics Recertification Credit(s).
State Bar of Georgia CLE Recertification Credits
2.00 State Bar of Georgia CLE Recertification Credit(s).
State Bar of Georgia CLE Ethics Recertification credits
2.00 State Bar of Georgia CLE Ethics Recertification credit(s).
FL CE 2-20 Credits
0.00 FL CE 2-20 Credit(s).
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