She began by defining the parameters of a discrimination claim and the ways in which employers can protect themselves. A member of almost any minority or legally protected group can claim discrimination, and a suit can be brought on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, color, national origin (of oneself or one’s family), religion, physical characteristics, physical disability, and almost anything that is perceived as being outside the American mainstream, which in itself is difficult to define.
Ms. Garr described what employers must have in place to defend themselves:
A written policy that makes clear the office’s complete prohibition against discrimination in any form. All employees must be made aware of the policy and given a copy.| ← Previous | | | Next → | Single Page