The ADA, The FMLA, and Their Intersection with Workers’ Compensation Laws
Many lawsuits brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act are filed because employers fail to spot potential issues or mismanage important processes. This training session focuses on understanding the legal requirements under the law, the practical steps necessary to comply with those requirements, how ADA and FMLA issues frequently arise after workers’ compensation claims have been filed.
Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Initiatives at Work
This training session covers all forms of harassment and discrimination, and explores how employees can find themselves violating discrimination laws without realizing it. This session explains the relevant federal and state laws regarding harassment and discrimination and addresses the importance of stopping inappropriate behavior before it escalates.
Bullying in the Workplace
Bullying was bad in the fourth grade, it’s bad in the NFL, and it’s bad for workplace cultures—setting people against each other, distracting them from their jobs, and exposing employers to bad press and costly lawsuits. Attendees learn how to recognize bullying in all of its forms and the best practices to handle bullying before it leads to a workplace violence incident.
Dealing with Racial Stress and Tension in the Workplace
This training focuses on how racially-charged events in the news have elevated the need to develop competencies among all employees that will facilitate the creation of integrated work cultures. This presentation outlines the best practices for having respectful conversations at work about race relations and for combatting stereotyping and implicit bias, in addition to the short-term and long-term effects of not addressing these issues.
Responding to EEOC Charges
This seminar addresses best practices in responding to administrative charges brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the state agencies charged with enforcing discrimination and harassment laws. The presentation covers how to handle pre-response investigations, avoid the most common response mistakes, prepare for on-site interviews, and conduct mediation at the administrative level.
Handbook Policies and Implementation
This training covers the basics of federal and state law on harassment and discrimination, with specific reference to company policies, but also addresses non-legal aspects of treating employees respectfully and the corresponding impact to the bottom line. The training helps attendees identify behavior that runs afoul of the law and company policy, with an explanation why and includes best practices to make the work environment more respectful. Luther also provides refresher trainings where management and nonmanagement employees use hypotheticals to fully understand the impact that failing to report discriminatory or disrespectful conduct has on the company and the workforce.
Social Media Training
Employees are increasingly using social media while at work and/or to discuss their complaints about their workplaces and their supervisors. This session focuses on understanding how to regulate employee social media usage on and off the job without violating employee rights.
Many supervisors report that they have never received comprehensive training about all the concepts and responsibilities that apply to managerial roles. This training covers all the major phases and principles of supervision and examines the best practices of successful supervisors. This training also covers leadership principles and skills.
Workplace Violence Training
One out of every six violent crimes occurs in the workplace. Employees, customers, and other third parties are increasingly acting out in ways that devastatingly alter their lives and the lives of their coworkers. This presentation addresses the five distinct elements of a comprehensive plan to prevent and address workplace violence, including recognizing behavioral markers.