Handling Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

Exam Questions: 60
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 270 | Content: 222, Supplemental: 48
NASBA Area of Study: Management Services
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 7745A

This course will arm you with the information and strategies needed to protect a company and its employees from illegal harassment and discrimination. You will learn how to develop guidelines to prohibit harassment and discrimination, train employees and supervisors to work within these guidelines, handle employee complaints, and investigate claims. You'll also be guided in how to take action against wrongdoers, prevent illegal retaliation, and respond to investigations and lawsuits. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • What Is Discrimination
  • What Is Harassment
  • Policies Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination
  • Training
  • Investigating Complaints
  • Documentation
  • After the Investigation
  • Dealing with Government Agencies
  • Lawsuits
  • To identify what constitutes workplace discrimination
  • To identify how the law works with discrimination complaints
  • To identify how the law works with harassment complaints
  • To recognize the importance of instituting workplace harassment and discrimination policies
  • To recognize the benefits of antiharassment and antidiscrimination training
  • To identify the best legal procedures when investigating an employee complaint
  • To recognize the importance of good documentation during an investigation
  • To recognize how to deal with office gossip and potential retaliation
  • To identify the role of federal, state, and local governments once there is a complaint
  • To identify the current legal processes should a complaint go that far

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