Human Resources

Navigating Discrimination Claims & Managing Accommodations

Course Code: 01-09-HR65

Recent U.S. Supreme Court and Washington State Supreme Court decisions illustrate the need for Human Resource professions and management to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape of discrimination law. This course provides learners with up-to-date information on changes to state and federal law, in easily understood terms with practical application.

Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of the elements of discrimination, illegal harassment, retaliation, and accommodation claims. They will learn to navigate work-related complaints, focus on legitimate business reasons for their decisions, and gain insight into their role in managing workplace requests for accommodation.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Navigate employee complaints of unfair treatment in the workplace.
  • Understand the legal underpinnings of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
  • Know how to best handle requests for accommodations; and
  • Ensure equal treatment of all employees in the workplace.

Competencies Covered: Leadership, Ethics, Evaluation Skills, Cultural Effectiveness.