Managers in today's litigious society have a greater responsibility to their organizations than just supervising the everyday responsibilities of his or her department. Managers are also obligated to make sure that any employment decision they make doesn't result in a lawsuit. It's the Law: The Legal Side of Management identifies and explains key legal issues that a manager may have to address in the workplace today. It helps managers realize their responsibility to understand and enforce the employment laws that speak to these issues which can minimize their chances of ending up in court.
This video uses vignette-style examples of managers involved in various potentially litigious employment situations, including: a manager putting a less qualified employee in charge because they're friends; a manager who chooses to not deal with an employee's harassment charge against another employee; a manager who hires a new employee based on their personal life rather than their ability to do the job; and a company who doesn't reasonably accommodate a disabled job-interviewee. Each vignette is discussed to show why the situation could result in a lawsuit and what every manager needs to know to stay out of the courtroom.
Key Learning Points
- How to understand equal employment laws and how they protect employees from discrimination
- How to identify the three types of employment discrimination
- How to define the two types of sexual harassment
- How to avoid discrimination in recruiting and hiring
- How to implement the six steps to progressive discipline
- How to understand the guidelines of the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act