Fair, Square and Legal: Safe Hiring, Managing and Firing Practices to Keep You and Your Company out of Court

Fair, Square and Legal: Safe Hiring, Managing and Firing Practices to Keep You and Your Company out of Court

Fair, Square and Legal: Safe Hiring, Managing and Firing Practices to Keep You and Your Company out of Court

Fair, Square and Legal: Safe Hiring, Managing and Firing Practices to Keep You and Your Company out of Court

Synopsis

Fair, Square & Legal has long been the essential resource for organizations seeking to stay within the law and avoid violating the rights of their employees. This new, extensively updated edition reflects the latest regulations and court decisions, while retaining all the indispensable information readers have depended on for more than a decade. Readers will find information on awide variety of legal issues including: • recruitment and hiring • sexual harassment • violation of privacy • evaluations and promotions • affirmative action issues • discipline and firing The book covers the latest discrimination and EEOC guidelines, employee verification, and technology issues. It also updates topics including management best practices and recruitment. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Fair, Square & Legal is still the very best guide to keeping an organization out of hot water. "

Excerpt

As I review the earlier editions of this book and think back over the nearly fifteen years since I began my research into the issue of safe management, I’m reminded of the old adage: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Whatever gains women and many racial minorities have made are sadly offset by the stagnation and outright losses they experience in the business world. While a few women have crashed through the glass ceiling, many women have yet to crash through the glass wall that prevents them from entering fast-track positions once they graduate from high school or college—and more women than men are graduating from college today.

African-American men continue to fall farther behind AfricanAmerican women, white men and women, and other racial minorities (for example, Asians) in high school and college educations, forcing these young men into low-paying jobs. the same can be said for Latino men. Solid doors, not glass walls, keep apprenticeships and entry-level positions in skilled labor jobs beyond their reach. Training programs are available, but often the jobs aren’t. in addition, history does shape attitudes, and, given their history, many young AfricanAmerican and Latino men and women don’t believe that opportunities are available to them, so they don’t even look for those that do exist.

In the summer of 2003, I experienced firsthand young people’s self-defeating attitudes in a summer school workshop for middleschool students in St. Louis. On the first day, I asked the class of . . .

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