Tag Archives: Employment Liability

The Risk of Employment Practices Violations

The Risk of Employment Practices ViolationsThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives tens of thousands of claims by employees and former employees each year. In fact, in 2015 there were 89,385 discrimination cases filed with the EEOC. Topping the list were retaliation claims at 39,757, followed by discrimination allegations involving race (31,027), disability (26,968), sex (26,396), age (20,144), national origin (9,438), religion (3,502), color (2,833), the Equal Pay Act (973), and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination …

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Prompt HR Investigation Into Harassment Cases Key: Employer Liability

Prompt HR Investigation Into Harassment Cases Key Employer LiabilityIn a previous article, “The Risk of Third-Party Sexual Harassment of Employees”, we discussed the potential exposure employers face regarding employee allegations of harassment by non-employees. We spoke of the need for organizations to investigate such incidents immediately in addition to taking prompt corrective action to help stem lawsuits. Regardless of the source of the sexual harassment – whether by a supervisor, co-worker or third-party (customer, vendor, etc.), …

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Employment Practices: Minimize Potential Disability Liability Issues

Recommendations to Help Stem Losses from ADA ViolationsRecommendations to Help Stem Losses from ADA Violations

Enacted in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, and transportation. It imposes certain obligations on employers, and compliance with this law is important. For example, employers must try to accommodate an individual to ensure his or her right to equal employment opportunities. This means among other …

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