Management Training Series This Thursday, June 4th 2015
We all know we have a duty to investigate harassment and discrimination claims -but what if the claim is ridiculous? Almost comical? Completely preposterous? Do you still have to investigate? Absolutely.
Has an employee ever come to you with a harassment claim so outlandish and ridiculous that you just completely ignored it? For instance, say a male employee comes to you to complain about a female coworker’s attire, saying it was inappropriate and he felt harassed. You see that the female employee’s attire is appropriate and in compliance with the dress code and simply ignore the claim without calling HR Strategies to investigate.
Then, the male employee goes to the EEOC to claim that he is being harassed by this female employee’s “inappropriate” dress. When the EEOC investigates, it turns out that while the female employee’s outfit was in fact appropriate, the male employee actually had a legitimate claim. The EEOC discovers the claimant was angry because the female coworker’s supervisor had been giving her and other female employees preferential treatment; such as better hours or longer lunch breaks. Now the EEOC deems that there was in fact discrimination against the male employee, and if you haven’t done your due diligence, you are in deep trouble.
This scenario is based off of true events, but in the real situation, HR investigated thoroughly and found the deeper underlying cause of the complaint. The issue was dealt with and the EEOC was not involved.
At our upcoming training, we will be discussing how HR Strategies is mitigating your risk of an EEOC lawsuit and what to do in a situation like the one described above. Our speaker, Tracie Maurer of Jackson Lewis, will be discussing the current legal landscape of the EEOC, what is happening in legal cases, and the types of claims won. We will discuss age discrimination, disability discrimination, the ADA, the FLSA, Wage & Hour, and so much more! Come learn why your business is not too small to feel the effects of the EEOC, how HR Strategies can help mitigate your risks of a crippling EEOC Claim!
Contact us today to register! 770-339-0000