Responding to EEOC Discrimination Charges
Bob McKenzie has over 40 years of human resources management experience. His background includes a wide range of hands-on HR practices in many different industries.
Bob has been cited in a number of Human Resources trade publications. Among them are HR.com, HR Magazine, HR Florida Review, Vault.com, BNA and the Institute of Management and Administration and the Business Journals. He has been a speaker at a number of conferences as well as audio and web-based seminars. He was recently named the “Ultimate Human Resources Executive of the Year” by the Jacksonville Business Journal.
Bob is a graduate of Rider University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree and double majored in Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior and lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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In Fiscal Year 2017, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 84,254 discrimination cases. Think about it, we have 200 work days a year – so this equates to over 400 a day and 52 every hour. Sheer numbers indicate that it’s just a matter of time before a discrimination charge crosses your desk. Get the information you need NOW to be prepared.
Your first reaction to receiving a charge of discrimination follows the stages of grief – shock, denial, anger. Some get depressed because they think they may get into trouble. Then reality sets in and you reach the acceptance and action stages. The fact is discrimination charges are now a part of the risk of doing business. Proper preparation is the key to winning charges of discrimination.
- How to read between the lines of a discrimination charge
- How to outline and prepare your case
- What documentation you need
- If it is beneficial to obtain statements from witnesses or managers
- The importance of having work standards
- How to handle requests for additional information
Course Level - Advanced to Intermediate
Who Should Attend
- All Human Resources Professionals
- Business Owners
- All Supervisor’s and Managers
Why Should Attend
- Properly responding to a Charge of Discrimination is never fun
- A few years ago, I asked a colleague to write a position statement for a charge of discrimination. The colleague came back two days later with a list of disciplinary actions taken against the claimant
- Is this a good strategy? Attend the webinar and find out
- How does employment at will enter into the process?
- How do I start writing a response?
- What is the sequence of events the led to the employment decision that resulted in the discrimination charge?
- What happens in mediation?
- Do I want to mediate?
- What back up information do I need?
During this webinar, we will review a real-life discrimination charge and go through how we responded to the EEOC on a step by step basis