Legal Literacy for Supervisors
Why Read This
This overview of employment laws that frequently generate claims United Educators (UE) covers can clarify areas of confusion and can serve as a handy reference guide when troublesome situations arise.
Ensuring supervisors have a basic understanding of key employment laws can help them handle many situations on their own and recognize when to get help as situations become more complex.
- Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, and veterans’ status.
- The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects people age 40 or older, and some states protect people even younger.
- Sexual harassment is the most common form of harassment.