LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The number of employment discrimination claims has risen steadily in recent years, with about 100,000 claims now filed annually in the United States, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. That trend is only expected to continue, particularly as a new area of discrimination—associational discrimination—is emerging.
In an effort to help local employers avoid becoming part of those trends, Johns, Flaherty & Collins will focus on those issues at its ninth annual employment seminar, scheduled for Tuesday, October 8.
"Employing Integrity: An employer's guide to handling discrimination claims" will provide local employers with important legal updates across a range of subjects, along with more in-depth information on workplace discrimination. Employment lawyers Ellen Frantz, Cheryl Gill, Brent Smith and Joe Veenstra will cover:
„h New case law affecting Wisconsin employment practices
„h Conducting internal investigations, including how to investigate without creating additional issues and while maintaining confidentiality
„h Associational discrimination, an emerging area of employment law in Wisconsin that can be especially tricky for employers
The 90-minute session is ideal for human resources professionals as well as small business owners and any managers who oversee hiring, firing or other personnel issues. It has been pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for 1.5 hours of recertification credit.
Employing Integrity will run from 7:30-9 a.m., with check-in at 7 a.m., at the Lunda Center, 319 7th Street North on the Western Technical College campus in La Crosse, Wis. The seminar is free to local employers, but advance registration is requested by September 30. To register, visit www.johnsflaherty.com/employmentseminar or call 608-784-5678.
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