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Almost 100,000 discrimination charges were filed with EEOC and state Fair Employment Agencies in the fiscal year 2013 that resulted in more than $300 million in non-litigated awards. According to a study conducted by Seyfarth Shaw LLP law-firm, the top 10 private plaintiff employment discrimination class action lawsuits cost employers more than $350 million.
An appellate court decision underscores the potential liability improperly trained supervisors can create, the court ruled: “… leaving managers with hiring authority in ignorance of the basic features of the discrimination laws is an ‘extraordinary mistake’ for a company to make, and a jury can find that such an extraordinary mistake amounts to reckless indifference.” Mathis v. Phillips Chevrolet, Inc., No. 00-1892, Seventh U.S. Circuit court of Appeals (2001). Companies can ill-afford to make “extraordinary mistakes.” Managerial and supervisory responsibilities require more than just getting the job done. Managers and supervisors directly affect employee commitment and engagement, morale and productivity, as well as employee retention and since they play a critical role in EEO compliance, their actions — or inactions — expose their organization to significant liabilities.
Unfortunately without ongoing training, supervisors, even organizations with the best intentions make mistakes and costly ones at that. This audio conference by seasoned speaker Ronald Adler is designed to help organizations provide supervisors and managers with the basic tools to help them manage their subordinates effectively and lawfully. This session also provides attendees with actionable information to reduce their organizations’ exposure to employment discrimination claims.
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Ronald Adler is the president and CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran-owned, human resource management consulting firm that helps organizations create value through human capital risk management. Laurdan specializes in HR audits, employment practices risk management, benchmarking and HR metrics, strategic HR, an... More info