Is Your Workplace Fair, Equitable, Enjoyable?
It is easy, and possibly dangerous, for a company owner to assume their managers are operating a fair and equitable workplace. The correct federal law posters are being displayed and everything else seems right…. But at the end of the day, an owner is responsible if a manager is (knowingly or unknowingly) in violation of a fairness law, and it could cost the company a lot of money as well as loss of focus on daily business functions.
Here are three good questions to ask:
- Are your managers on top of legal issues such as proper pay for work and correct overtime pay?
- There are 10 protected classes — characteristics or factors that cannot be targeted for discrimination and harassment. Six of these apply to ALL employees. Do you know which six apply to every employee?
- Suppose an employee files a complaint regarding workplace fairness, would you know who to consult or what to do next?