Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Are your employees filing complaints with the EEOC?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission each year reports thousands of complaints filed by employees in a variety of categories. Any one of these suits could be filed against your organization if you're not aware of how to avoid them. This week's articles focus on subjects that can help you handle many types of situations in ways that won't land you in court.

Do employers have the right to do background checks? Should you give your permission? (Item #1) The pros of having a properly drafted manual should outweigh the cons. (Item #2) Unless company policy specifically states otherwise (and even this is not assured), employers may listen, watch and read most of their employees' workplace communications. (Item #3)

These steps will help you hold difficult conversations when people need professional feedback. (Item #4) Employers must be proactive in order to avoid a sexual harassment lawsuit. (Item #5) What are your rights and responsibilities regarding drug testing? (Item #6)

Read the full issue at

No comments: