We could spend hours, perhaps even days covering employers’ top 10 employee handbook mistakes. I recently took that wide-ranging topic and boiled it down to a webinar, touching on a number of points including missing at-will disclaimers, salary discussion bans, inflexible leave-of-absence policies, and omitted or ineffective harassment policies.
I also addressed anti-discrimination policies that ignore LGBTQ employment rights. Here’s the legal background on that issue:
Title VII is silent: No matter how many times you read Title VII, you will not find the words “sexual orientation,” “gender identity” or any other terms that expressly include LGBTQ individuals. At least