Posts in Category: Employment Practices

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Transgender in the workplace 

Given the EEOCs heighten focus on transgender issues and the increase in administrative claims, an influx of private lawsuits is sure to follow. It is important to have an anti-discrimination/harassment policy that includes gender identity and sexual orientation in conjunction with an EPL policy to mitigate exposure in a claim.

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Fleet-footed investigations and prompt remedial action: the new normal 

The following article by Philip Storm, Earl M. (Chip) Jones, III and Greg Keating is reprinted with permission from Littler Mendelson

Whistleblowing has really become a hot issue. In March 2015, the SEC issued a half million dollar bounty award to a whistleblower, serving as a huge reminder to employers–including community banks–to have protocols in place to investigate and respond to internal complaints and concerns. The national law firm of Littler Mendelson, experts in employment and labor laws, shares some insight to effectively address internal concerns to prevent (potentially embarrassing) escalations of situations.

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Steps to encourage a harassment-free work environment 

Workplace harassment takes on many forms, making it difficult to tell the difference between normal office banter and offensive or unlawful behavior. Most of us agree that we want our workplace to have a friendly and enjoyable environment. There are some practical steps a business owner or manager can take to encourage a harassment-free environment and protect the company from claims and lawsuits.

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