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An Eye for an Eye

Recognizing and Remedying Retaliation

Employees, both management and non-management, typically do not like talking about or reporting discrimination because of the fear of retaliation.  In the event that any employee chooses to utilize an organization’s reporting structure or make their concerns known, they are protected from retaliatory behavior. 

Participants will:

  • Learn that retaliatory behavior is violative of not only Title VII, but also an organization’s policy. 
  • Discussion of the legal definition of retaliation:
  • Protected activity
  • Adverse employment action – decision that affects the terms and conditions of employment.
  • Causal nexus between the protected activity and the alteration of the terms and conditions of employment.
  • Examine real world examples of retaliation so that managers understand exactly what the law defines as retaliatory behavior. 
  • Understand that retaliation can be any altering in the terms and conditions of employment – not just hiring, firing, demotion, etc.
  • Grasp how to promote a workplace free of retaliation
  • Realize that nothing discussed in the training negates a manager’s obligation to enforce company policy; employees still must perform the necessary responsibilities of their job function.

Format:  1-4 hours

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