ERIC Number: ED376769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Liability. Employment Discrimination: A Risk Management Strategy.
McMullan, Sandra H.
This booklet discusses the risks that educational institutions face in regard to employment discrimination litigation and outlines a program to effectively manage such risks. Institutions need to address three main types of employment discrimination issues: sexual harassment, disability-based discrimination, and age discrimination. To deal with these concerns, educational institutions should implement a five-step employment liability management program to help minimize the potential liabilities resulting from employment discrimination claims. Institutions need to: (1) identify the most pressing employment discrimination liability concerns; (2) conduct an employment liability audit; (3) evaluate employment policies and procedures, revising them if necessary to minimize exposure; (4) provide training to those who supervise others or make employment decisions; and (5) utilize alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve employment-related complaints. Examples of recent court cases are provided, as well as a list of suggested training materials (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Age Discrimination, College Administration, Court Litigation, Disability Discrimination, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Institutional Role, Law Enforcement, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Risk, Risk Management, Sexual Harassment
United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc., Two Wisconsin Circle, Suite 1040, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 ($3 members; $5 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc., Chevy Chase, MD.