Employment discrimination based on an employee’s or candidate’s skin color or personal characteristics associated with race is illegal. Unfortunately, thousands of people report discriminatory behavior every year. Businesses forced to defend against claims of racial discrimination face not only potentially costly and time-consuming legal battles; they may face penalties under various federal and state laws.
Discrimination does not need to be overt to be a violation of racism in the workplace law. A supervisor’s offhand comment could be misconstrued. It is also important to understand that racial discrimination is not limited to job interviews and hiring decisions. Supervisors who bring race or color into decisions about job assignments, pay, layoffs, promotions, benefits, training or any other aspect of the employment relationship put their companies at risk.
Help Supervisors Understand the Dangers of Race Inequality in the Workplace
Employment discrimination based on race can also create a toxic work environment, impacting employee morale. When supervisors understand and are sensitive to discrimination and racism in the workplace, they can actively help reduce the organization’s liability risk and the attendant risks to the company’s culture.
Subscribing to HR Manager’s Legal Alert for Supervisors is a proactive risk-reduction strategy for businesses in any industry. This newsletter — designed to be in the hands of front-line supervisors — includes timely, relevant racial discrimination in the workplace news articles.
Racism in the Workplace Examples and Articles Intended to Educate
The HR Manager’s Legal Alert for Supervisors is the best source for racial discrimination in the workplace news articles, and will quickly become your organization’s go-to resource. Here’s why:
- Concise format: It’s important for supervisors to get the information they need about race inequality in the workplace, but they also must manage their other day-to-day responsibilities. The HR Manager’s Legal Alert for Supervisors newsletter is designed to be read quickly.
- Actionable ideas: By providing real-world racism in the workplace examples, the newsletter gives supervisors information they can put into practice right away.
- Clear content: We understand newsletter content that reads like a law school textbook is not likely to be read, let alone understood. The HR Manager’s Legal Alert for Supervisors is written in “plain English.”
- Cost-effective choice: The potential risks and financial outlay associated with failing to comply with racism in the workplace law can be significant. Subscribing to this proactive newsletter offers a cost-effective way to mitigate that risk.
Lowering Your Organization’s Risk Starts With Access to Information
HR managers are responsible for ensuring compliance with laws prohibiting racial discrimination. However, it is impossible for HR managers to be part of every interaction between supervisors and employees/candidates. The HR Manager’s Legal Alert for Supervisors newsletter includes easy-to-follow racism in the workplace examples that illustrate concepts and offer best practices.
Limiting your organization’s risk begins with providing supervisors with the information they need to do their jobs effectively. Learn more and start your trial subscription today.