In order for an organization to maintain a legal and safe work environment, employees need to trust that they can file complaints or voice concerns without the fear of retaliation. Most of the laws that protect employee rights in the workplace also include anti-retaliation provisions.
However, many managers and supervisors, who do not understand the complexities of retaliation law, inadvertently engage in behavior that can have serious legal consequences to both the organization and themselves. This is evidenced by the fact that the number one EEO charge today is retaliation. This course will teach managers both how to prevent retaliation in the workplace and how to take the necessary precautions to protect the organization against unjustified accusations of retaliation.
Participants will learn:
The role of the manager/supervisor in preventing retaliation
The legal definition of retaliation and the legal consequences of violations
Guidelines for creating a work environment free of retaliation
Federal, state and local laws with retaliation provisions
The Three Elements of Retaliation
Who is protected from retaliation?
What is considered adverse action?
What is a causal connection?
How to determine if your actions are retaliatory
How to handle complaints of retaliation
How to investigate claims of retaliation
Who Should Attend: Individuals who supervise the activities of others
Methodology: This program utilizes video case studies, a pre/post test quiz, group discussion, practice exercises and a question and answer segment.