- Do you have an outdated — or no employee handbook?
- Be careful asking inappropriate – or the wrong questions during an employment interview
- Are You Using Outdated or No job descriptions?
- Are you conducting background checks on your prospective employees?
- Be sure you are properly paying overtime to non-exempt employees
- Are you consistently documenting work practices?
- Educate your employees on sexual and other forms of workplace harassment and discrimination
- Are you avoiding or inconsistently dealing with any employee performance, behavior and conduct issues?
- Formally evaluate employee performance and development
Make “zero-tolerance for harassment and discrimination” a business priority.
Your written policy should be clear, fair, enforced, and distributed to all employees. Train your employees how to follow it and report incidents, and your supervisors on how to respond to reported incidents and enforce it.
Having sound policies and procedures in place for employees to report incidents of harassment or discrimination, and investigating and taking action when a claim is reported is more critical than ever.
Communicating that you are serious about maintaining a harassment and discrimination free workplace sends a powerful message to your employees — more powerful than many employers realize. Beyond the legal importance, it lets your employees know you care about them.