Legal Matters: Equal Employment Training Opportunity

08/18/2010
By John K. MurphyThe primary point of equal employment opportunity (EEO) training is to teach firefighters, fire officers, fire chiefs, and staff about workplace discrimination so they may subsequently avoid conduct that harasses, discriminates, or causes a hostile Workplace either intentionally or inadvertently. By implementing EEO training first as a preventative measure, your fire department will have a better chance of avoiding and defending against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.When faced with discrimination litigation, one of the best defenses is to have already provided EEO training to your firefighters and staff, as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissi...

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