Nine Tips for Avoiding Gender Discrimination

By Staff Report

Mar. 6, 2011

Steps that employers can take to prevent gender discrimination charges or address them once they have been made include:

• Establishing a clear, simply stated policy.

• Avoiding gender stereotypes, such as assuming a man is the family’s breadwinner.

• Training employees on avoiding gender discrimination at least annually.

• Establishing a complaint procedure that employees can use without fear of repercussions.

• Conducting pay audits to uncover and address unexplained pay disparities.

• Establishing good communications to explain employment decisions that could cause worker disgruntlement.

• Making a concerted effort to hire a diversified workforce.

• Acting promptly to correct any disparate treatment once a charge is made.

• Avoiding unlawful retaliation but not giving special treatment if the employee who has filed a complaint still is in the workforce.

Workforce Management Online, March 2011Register Now!

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