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Understanding Your Responsibilities Under Employee Discrimination Laws

Understanding Your Responsibilities Under Employee Discrimination Laws

Update: 2022-11-08
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The Equal Employee Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the primary federal agency in charge of enforcing the employment discrimination laws in the United States. On this episode, Gene Marks is talking with Vice Chair of the EEOC, Jocelyn Samuels, about what small businesses need to know about the agency, including the importance of understanding discrimination laws, how being an inclusive workplace is good for business, why you should have anti-harassment policies in place, and much more.


Topics Include:


00:14 – Introducing Jocelyn Samuels
00:51 – Introduction to the EEOC
02:09 – Why is the EEOC important to employers?
05:25 – Inclusive workplaces are good for business
07:13 – Hot topics employers should be aware of
08:04 – Businesses that are exempt
10:05 – Having anti-harassment policies in place
11:28 – Being aware of retaliation
13:00 – Discrimination and technology
16:56 – AI-based software and biases
21:36 – How employees can report to the EEOC
27:37 – The impact of remote work on discrimination
32:59 – The EEOC is there to provide support
35:35 – Wrap up


Read more about harassment in the workplace at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/understanding-harassment-in-the-workplace.


Learn about some recent resources the EEOC has created related to sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/eeoc-resources-sexual-orientation-discrimination.


DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

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Understanding Your Responsibilities Under Employee Discrimination Laws

Understanding Your Responsibilities Under Employee Discrimination Laws

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