This course covers the basics of Title VII and Montana State law. It will explain what discrimination is, a company’s responsibilities towards its employees, how to draft a policy and why it is necessary, how to handle complaints, why and how to train employees, and retaliation issues.
Discrimination laws will be explained, including a discussion on all protected categories, especially those only applicable to Montana. The class will be required to analyze vignettes to ascertain if the behavior is discriminatory. Participants will learn what constitutes discrimination under the law, how to recognize discriminatory behavior, what the company has to do to be compliant and protect its employees and how to stop discriminatory behaviors. The class will also focus on how to draft and implement a policy and then how to train employees in these issues. Participants will learn what to do to address internal complaints of discrimination and complaints filed with the Human Resources Department. Finally the class will also address what retaliation is, why it is illegal, and why it is so prevalent and what to do to prevent it.
Course meets in Missoula. Course is non-credit.
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This course is part of the six-course Employment Law Series. A discount applies when registering for all six courses. Refer to the program website above for complete information about registering for the series.
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