1 day

This condensed course includes several topics. It is designed to show supervisors and managers their legal responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to give useful answers to often-asked questions. Topics for this part include: the ADA, court decisions, EEOC guidelines, reasonable accommodations. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) are important parts of the State's long-range workforce planning as well as its commitment to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. Therefore, understanding EEO/AA is critical for all supervisors and managers. Participants will learn the legal principles of EEO/AA and its use as a tool to effectively manage an increasingly diverse workplace. Topics for this part include: differences between EEO and AA, state and federal EEO/AA laws, correct use of AA in all employment processes. Everyone loses when sexual harassment occurs. It lowers morale, hurts working relationships, creates resentment, and lessens an organization's ability to function well. All employees have the right to work in an environment free of harassment. This course discusses: what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace, your rights as an employee, the legal consequences of harassing a coworker, how to appropriately confront harassing behavior on the job.
Dawn Westrum
Office of Employee Services
Phone: 515-239-1676
Fax: 515-239-1175