Harassment and Discrimination: And Other Workplace Landmines / Edition 1

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Prevent Workplace Problems and Lawsuits

Harassment and discrimination are some of the touchiest issues in the workplace. To protect your business and your employees, it is essential that you have clear, comprehensive policies in place. Labor attorney Gavin S. Appleby instructs you on how to avoid the costly problems that arise from harassment and discrimination claims. He offers suggestions for establishing a diverse workplace focused on respect, thereby reducing the risk of lawsuits. He provides legal strategies for dealing with harassment and discrimination complaints and lawsuits, illustrating his points with real-life examples. Covering a variety of workplace issues, he offers proactive strategies to create business practices that will limit harassment and discrimination claims.

Appleby covers:

  • Contentious legal topics such as sexual harassment, same-sex issues, dating in the workplace, race and religion
  • Workplace policies that reduce the risk of lawsuits, including effective employee training and proactive problem-solving methods
  • Harassment from managers, employees, customers, suppliers and other individuals
  • Investigating and prosecuting a harassment or discrimination case
  • Strategies for defending your company in a harassment or discrimination suit and minimizing the damage

These legal strategies will help you develop a productive, complacent workplace unmarred by harassment or discrimination issues.

Sample documents include:

  • Acknowledgement of Training
  • Anti-Harassment Policy Guide
  • Basic ADA Policy
  • Basic EEO Policy
  • Basic Nonretaliation Policy
  • Basic Respect in the Workplace Policy
  • Diversity Program Schematic
  • Federal and State EEO Laws
  • Harassment Investigation Checklist
  • Formal Anti-Harassment Policy
  • Provisions for Electronic Resources Policy
  • Electronic Communication Policy
  • Love Contract
  • Outline for Anti-Harassment Presentation
  • Outline for Manager Anti-Harassment Training

For more than 30 years, Entrepreneur has provided the most trusted business advice available to business owners. Our legal guides continue that tradition by offering current and cost-effective legal advice so you can resolve the business and legal issues you face on a daily basis. We also help you identify when it's in your best interest to seek the personalized advice and services of a practicing lawyer.

Gavin S. Appleby practices labor and employment litigation at Littler Mendelson LLP. He is the former chief labor and litigation counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599181455
  • Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
  • Publication date: 10/18/2007
  • Series: Entrepreneur Magazine's Legal Guide Ser.
  • Edition description: Paperback & CD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Gavin S. Appleby practices labor and employment litigation at Littler Mendelson LLP. He is the former chief labor and litigation counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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