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Discrimination

For employment purposes, discrimination is when a decision is perceived to be based on the individual’s age, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic information or pregnancy (see Protected Class). A good boss makes decisions that … Continue reading

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Termination (Legal Issues)

The main legal exposure in a termination is ‘wrongful termination,’ when the decision to terminate is perceived to be due to reasons other than the one given.  The most common and potentially damaging claim to the company is that the real reason … Continue reading

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Interviewing

Since hiring the right candidate is the most important role of a boss, good interviewing skills are critical. Unfortunately, many bosses do not possess these skills. There is a natural tendency to want to hire in ones’ own likeness. A … Continue reading

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Protected Class

The term describes groups of people who are protected from discrimination and harassment through federal or state regulations. The following characteristics are considered ‘Protected Classes’: age, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic information or pregnancy. … Continue reading

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