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Fair Supervisory Practices

Session Format:

4-Hour Total


State and federal legislation have covered virtually every aspect of managing. Even without laws, most of the required practices constitute sound human resource management as they involve treating people fairly. This workshop is designed to teach managers and/or supervisors the basic guidelines that should reduce potential litigation and help prevent unfair and illegal discrimination in the workplace.


The participant will learn: (1) guidelines for making fair decisions regarding hiring, work assignments, terminations, and other terms or conditions, (2) the implications of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (3) the implications of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (as amended), (4) the implications of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and (5) the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

Content Outline

  • Interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Cases and key points on racial, sex, age, religious, and handicap discrimination
  • Employer defense against discrimination charges
  • Job descriptions
  • Pre-employment inquiry guide
  • Application form review
  • Reference checks
  • Interviews
  • Termination procedures

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for managers, supervisors, and those involved in making personnel decisions.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14