Who should attend
This course is intended for HR professionals working in the hospitality industry, HR consultants, hospitality managers and executives, hotel owners and asset managers, small business owners and franchise owners, and overseas companies looking to do business with the U.S. market.
About the course
Discrimination is a topic that while often discussed, is, unfortunately, often misunderstood. It is common to hear that employment practices are unfair. While this may be the case, fairness and the law are not one and the same. Discrimination law defines specific protected classes and the obligations that employers face in accommodating these protected classes.
In this course, you will begin to analyze and determine discriminatory acts through the lens of burden of proof, according to the law. You will explore the seven protected classes and how certain policies and practices your organization implements can lead to liability and damages. Understanding the legal concepts in accordance with your roles and responsibilities will enhance your decision-making and response with regard to discrimination. Ultimately, a careful examination of federal, state, and local discrimination laws, as well as your HR policies and actions, may help you better manage and prevent discriminatory behavior in your organization.
Participants who complete this course will be able to...
- Use a discrimination framework to identify the classes protected under federal law
- Recognize the damages that could be awarded against your company for discriminatory behavior
- Examine burden of proof and what employees and employers must do in prima facie, mixed motive, and adverse impact cases
This course does not assume any legal knowledge or accreditation on your part. Rather, it serves as an educational framework for managing. None of this content should be taken as legal advice. For legal guidance, please consult your own attorney or legal department.
David Sherwyn is the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and a professor of law at Cornell University''s School of Hotel Administration. He is also the academic director of the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations and a research fe...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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