Employment law cases are plentiful these days. It is one of the many things that can affect your business’s bottom line and reputation. If you or an employee of yours is accused of discrimination you want to ensure that you follow the law and best practices when managing the situation. As a private employer you are not required to have an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office. However, if you have more than 15 employees who have worked at least 20 weeks in the current or previous year you are required to follow EEO laws.
Types of Discrimination
The law prohibits discrimination based on: age, disability, (un)equal compensation, harassment, national origin, pregnancy, race or color, religion, retaliation, sex, and sexual harassment. Additional acts of employer misconduct, such as retaliation for coming forward with a discrimination claim may come in the form of demotion, harassment, termination, are prohibited acts as well. So, it is important for employers to ensure that they do not do anything that could be perceived as retaliatory.