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
TIME TO COMPLETE
120 - 135 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.
- Federal, State, Local Laws
2. Sexual Harassment
- Federal Laws
- Federal laws
4. Wrongful Termination
5. Other Workplace Torts
- Assault and Battery
- 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
HR CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE
This program has been approved for 2.25 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.
(The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of this program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.)
SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Human Equation is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 2.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
THE FLORIDA BAR
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 www.flabar.org.
THE STATE BAR OF GEORGIA
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 www.gabar.org.