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Discrimination Law Issues for the Safety Professional

1st Edition

By Thomas D. Schneid

CRC Press

438 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Description

Safety professionals communicate, directly and indirectly with a large number of employees and others on a daily basis. While not lawyers, they regularly deal with legal issues. A subset of their responsibilities includes how to discuss safety without crossing the discriminatory line. To do this, they need an understanding of discrimination laws. Discrimination Law Issues for the Safety Professional gives them exactly that. It provides general knowledge of the laws and regulations that offer protection to employees and individuals against discrimination in the workplace.

Created by safety expert Thomas Schneid, specifically for safety professionals, the book takes a proactive approach to identifying situations where potential discrimination against an employee or individual may occur, and supplies guidance on how to take immediate action to address the potential discriminatory situation. Schneid also identifies "red flag" situations where potential discrimination against an employee or individual may surface and safety professionals should proceed with caution. Once they can recognize these red flags, they can take immediate action to address the potential discriminatory situation.

Although many texts address discrimination in the workplace, very few, if any, educate individuals and employers on how to preventacts and omissions in the workplace that can result in discrimination from a safety perspective. With the multitude of laws and regulations addressing the prohibition of discrimination in the workplace, often legal actions result from individuals and employers simply not being knowledgeable in the requirements of the law. Written in clear, plain language, not legalese or business speak, this book delineates the procedures that safety professionals need to know in the area of labor, employment, and other laws impacting the safety function.

Reviews

"… Each of the chapters in Dr. Schneid’s latest text has an important bearing on your work in the safety and health field. … Take the time to make sure this text has a prominent place on your bookshelf, read it, highlight the pages … a useful and often-used reference text."

—From the foreword by Michael J. Fagel, PhD., CEM, MPPA Program, Northwestern University

Table of Contents

History and Overview

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Chapter Questions

Endnotes

Title VII of the Civil Right Act

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Endnotes

Proactive Protections to Prevent Discrimination under Title VII

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Chapter Questions

Defending a Claim of Discrimination under Title VII

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Chapter Questions

Americans with Disabilities Act

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Chapter Questions

Endnotes

Proactive Protections to Prevent Discrimination under the ADA

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Chapter Questions

Defending a Claim of Discrimination under the ADA

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Chapter Questions

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Chapter Questions

Proactive Protections to Prevent Discrimination under the ADEA

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Chapter Questions

Defending a Claim of Discrimination under the ADEA

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Chapter Questions

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Chapter Questions

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

Learning Objectives

Chapter Questions

Equal Pay Act

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Chapter Questions

Other Antidiscrimination Laws

Learning Objectives

Hypothetical Situation

Overview

Federal Antidiscrimination Laws

State Antidiscrimination Laws

Local Laws

Chapter Questions

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Americans with Disability Act

ADA Amendments Act of 2008

The Equal Pay Act of 1963

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

Index

About the Series

Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series

The aim of this series is to develop books to address the myriad of unique topics which are encompassed within the areas of responsibility of a safety professional. The scope of the series is broad addressing traditional occupational safety and health topics as well as emerging and correlating topic areas such as ergonomics, security, labor, school safety, employment, workplace violence, and other topics. Safety professionals often assume a broad spectrum of responsibilities, depending on the organization, which go beyond the traditional safety professional’s role. This series should become the "one stop" source for safety professionals to locate texts on traditional as well as emerging and correlating subjects related to the safety and health function.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS030000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety