We like to think that behaving decently at work and respecting others will protect us from discrimination cases in the workplace. To a certain degree, that is true; however, good intentions are not always enough. It’s important to be able to recognize the legal underpinnings of anti-discrimination principles, including where these principles come from and how they have been interpreted by the courts.
In this course, you will delve into crucial background information regarding the origin of today’s anti-discrimination laws as you’re guided through tricky cases — involving issues around race, gender, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — as well as their implications for today. Sometimes it can be challenging to know how to approach these situations in the workplace. Through a combination of activities and readings, you will become better prepared to manage issues in the workplace in a way that does not leave your organization open to legal action.
Note: The information provided in this course is for academic purposes and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice.
You are required to have completed the following course or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Employment Law in Practice
Faculty AuthorSTEWART J. SCHWAB
Benefits to the Learner
- Analyze the potential exposure to discrimination charges in your organization
- Avoid creating a hostile work environment
- Create an inclusive work environment that reasonably accommodates individuals with disabilities
- Business professionals
- Professionals in heavily regulated industries
- Compliance professionals
- Risk management professionals
- Business owners
- Contract administrators