Course Information

Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity

The basic premise of federal anti discrimination legislation is that all employment decisions - including hiring, compensation, training, discipline and firing - should be job-related and based upon the needs of the business. Thorough knowledge of the laws that govern equal treatment in all employment-related actions is essential for all those who handle human resources responsibilities. This course focuses on the genesis of equal employment opportunity laws, including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, ADAAA, and others.

The development and evaluation of human resource policies and procedures for compliance and effectiveness, the philosophy of affirmative action and diversity programs, and the assessment of legal issues affecting employee relations will be discussed, along with employer's rights and obligations.