(WATCH) HR Hotline Live: Discrimination in the Workplace » CBIA

Complaints about discrimination can be a minefield for businesses, but with the right knowledge and strategies you can proactively prevent them and effectively defend against them when they arise.

CBIA HR advisor Diane Mokriski and attorneys from Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey Vincent Farisello And Nick Zaino overview of practical solutions, legal insights and best practices to protect your organization in the latest edition of the HR Hotline Live series.

Main topics:

  • Unintentional pitfalls: how managers unknowingly expose companies to liability
    • Understand the common mistakes managers make that inadvertently lead to discrimination claims
    • Practical examples: from asking about pension plans to enforcing outdated healthcare rules
    • Why even well-intentioned actions can be legally counterproductive
  • Managerial behavior: legal responsibilities and risk mitigation
    • The legal principle: Employers are liable for the actions of their managers
    • Strategies to control managerial behavior and minimize risk
    • Navigating the thin line between leadership and accountability
  • Proactive policies and practices: Preventing unnecessary claims
    • Practical steps for creating an inclusive workplace
    • Examples: lactation rooms, gender-neutral facilities and religious accommodations
    • How proactive policy reduces the chance of complaints
  • Best practices in handling harassment complaints
    • Immediate steps if a complaint arises
    • Balancing confidentiality, research and employee well-being
    • Understanding the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunity process

Disclaimer: This webinar provides general information and does not constitute legal advice. Consult legal professionals for specific guidance for your specific situation.

This program is approved for 1.0 HRCI credits and 1.0 SHRM PDCs.


HR problems or issues? Email or call Diane Mokriski of CBIA at the HR Hotline (860.244.1900) | @HRHotline. The HR Hotline is a free service for companies that are members of CBIA.