Management Training Programs Offered to Minimize Legal Risk by Fair Measures

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Fair Measures offers management training programs across the U.S. to assist companies in avoiding employee lawsuits. A record number of complaints was filed with the EEOC in 2011, and many cases could have been avoided with proper management/employee training.

2011: Another Record Year for Discrimination Complaints. In late January, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its 2011 enforcement figures. A record 99,947 charges were filed, and the agency obtained $455.6 million in relief for victims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in Fiscal Year 2011, according to Fair Measures, a company that offers management training programs.

Fair Measures, a classroom and online management training company based in California, offers management training programs to teach managers and executives how to comply with human resources laws and regulations to stop employee lawsuits and foster respectful work environments for all personnel.

Companies have two training options to choose from. They can contract Fair Measures to provide face to face classroom training in the U.S. or online via web workshops. Businesses may also order e-products such as polices and checklists on anti-harassment, privacy, layoffs and email to ensure they are complying with current laws.

Employees seeking accurate, up to date information on their workplace rights may also order checklists to determine if they need to take legal action on issues such as vacation rights, harassment and wrongful termination.

Fair Measures' training is available on demand for clients and via regularly scheduled public webinars. Attorney trainers, who specialize in employment law practice areas, teach attendees at various locations throughout the U.S. They also manage and conduct online webinars and supervise online courses to provide the most up to date training for managers and supervisors to comply with employment laws.

Companies and businesses that recognize the need to comply with current employment laws and EEOC regulations to increase employee satisfaction and reduce costly legal actions will benefit from working with Fair Measures to provide their management training programs on a regular basis.

In addition, Fair Measures specializes in offering California harassment compliance as required by AB 1825 as well as One-on-One Sensitivity Training for managers and executives.

According to Jo-Ann Birch, owner and CEO of Fair Measures, now is not the time to let up on legal compliance efforts. Most observers credit the bad economy with driving the increase in EEOC complaints. While recent job creation data looks promising, employers should be aware that if the unemployment rate does not continue to decline in 2012, the number of EEOC charges may go even higher. Make sure that all supervisory level employees have been given comprehensive training on preventing workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation through Fair Measure's Managing Within the Law classroom training or web workshop.

About Fair Measures: Founded in 1982, the company provides manager and employee training on workplace issues to foster a respectful workplace and community and compliance with human resource and labor laws. Fair Measures provides training via classroom and webinars.

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