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Discrimination-Free Workplace

Workplace discrimination occurs when an employee or group of employees is treated less favorably than similarly situated employees of a different race, sex, age, national origin, religion, genetic makeup, etc. The difference in treatment can be obvious, such as jokes, slurs, and innuendoes, or it can subtle, such as job assignments, lack of training opportunities, reduction of hours/pay, demotions, and disciplinary actions, and fewer promotions.

Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, firing, job assignment, transfer, layoff, recall, fringe benefits, retirement plans, leave, or any other terms or conditions of employment.

Failure to prevent workplace discrimination can be a costly decision, causing harm to both employees and employers. It can result in loss of productivity, poor performance, disruptive work environments, and loss of good employees and managers. It is also against the law and can lead to discrimination charges, costly litigation, and jury awards—negligence in this area of employment is one of the fastest ways to find your business in the courtroom.

In this course you will learn to:
(1) State what constitutes employment discrimination.
(2) Identify the federal discrimination laws in place to protect individual workers’ rights.
(3) Recognize the importance of promoting a discrimination-free workplace.

Course length: 35 Minutes