Eric Siegel Law has thirty years of combined experience across various fields of the law—from real estate to civil rights and discrimination. He’s also been many other things, not just a lawyer—and all of that plays into how he treats his clients. He’s been an investor, a trial attorney with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, a non-profit veteran services organization lawyer, and more. Mr. Seigel does not only represent discrimination between clients, though civil rights is something he is overly passionate about.
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Understand the Laws of the Workplace
You mistreat someone who has a disability by treating them differently, usually harassing them or discriminating against them regarding their disability or a perceived disability. But understanding the laws that govern your workplace; both federally and locally, can help you to avoid unfair workplace treatment.
There are very many laws that are associated with the workplace and disability. Here are a few:
The Equality Act of 2010 states that employees can work in an environment where there is no bullying, rumor spreading, and where their promotions and opportunities are judged on merit and performance, not whether they’re popular.
Americans With Disabilities Act is another law, it governs whether employers can discriminate against someone due to a disability, and it notes that all employees have the right to a disability-friendly workplace.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act tells workplaces that they cannot refuse to hire someone who is qualified for the job, because they’re over the age of forty.
How Can You Further Prevent Workplace Unfairness?
You can further protect your employees from workplace unfairness by establishing policies against unequal treatment and enforcing those policies. Write an employee manual that lays out how you want your workplace to function. Add a section to your current employee handbook about discrimination; the different types of discrimination and make it so that the employees are aware of the consequences for discrimination and other unsavory practices. This will be very transparent. Your employees can even take classes or attend seminars on this topic as well.
Make your employees aware of an open-door policy, that they can always come to talk to the management about what’s going on without fearing for their jobs. You should train and coach your employees on workplace unfairness and how to avoid it.
But ultimately, you’re going to want to include a policy or two that has consequences laid out. The more you enforce your policy and consequences, the better, as your employees will know that they cannot push you around.
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