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Arlington, VA Office
1501 Langston Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
(tel) 703.528.4921
(fax) 703.243.5250

Boston, MA Office
6 Beacon St
11th Floor, Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02108
(tel) 617.269.0849
(fax) 617.269.9139

Online Training Modules

FOR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS

1. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - AN OVERVIEW

  • Key concepts of Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Bases and Theories of Prohibited Discrimination
    • Title VII, including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
    • Equal Pay Act o Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
    • Rehabilitation Act
    • Executive Orders (Marital status, parental status, sexual orientation)
    • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
    • Introduction to EEO Concepts
  • EEO and the Manager – What do I need to know?

2. EEO CONCEPT – DISPARATE TREATMENT

  • What is Disparate Treatment?
  • Case study discussions applying standard of proof

3. EEO CONCEPT – DISPARATE IMPACT

  • What is Disparate Treatment?
  • Case study discussions applying standard of proof

4. EEO CONCEPT – SEXUAL HARASSMENT

  • What is Sexual Harassment?
  • EEOC Standards: Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment
  • Determining What is "Hostile" and "Unwelcome" Behavior
  • Strategies to Identify, Prevent and Resolve Sexual and other Discriminatory Harassment
  • Agency Liability and Manager's Responsibilities
  • Key Elements of an Effective Prevention Program
  • Policy and Procedures for Addressing Harassment Complaints

5. EEO CONCEPT – DISCRIMINATORY HARASSMENT

  • Defining work place harassment
  • Determining What is "Hostile" and "Unwelcome" Behavior
  • Key Elements of an Effective Prevention Program
  • The office bully: Is it discriminatory harassment? Workplace violence?
  • Manager's role in addressing allegations of harassment and bullying

6. EEO CONCEPT – ACCOMMODATION

  • Providing a Reasonable Accommodation to Disability
  • Manager's Role in the Interactive Process
  • Managing the disabled employee
  • Medical documentation and genetic information
  • Providing an Accommodation to Religious Beliefs

7. PROTECTING AGAINST REPRISAL

  • What is Reprisal?
  • Managing after an EEO Complaint: Exercising Management Judgment without Fear of Retaliation Claims

8. ISSUES IN MANAGING DIVERSITY

  • Understanding the scope of a diverse workforce
  • Discussion of issues in discrimination and diversity management
  • OPM guidelines on the transgender employee
  • EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

9. EEO PROCESS CONSIDERATIONS AND CURRENT ISSUES

  • System savvy: how to be an effective participant in the EEO process
  • Identifying and implementing strategies to resolve and manage workplace conflict
  • Resolution Opportunities in the EEO process

FOR EMPLOYEES

10. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - AN OVERVIEW

  • Key concepts of Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Bases and Theories of Prohibited Discrimination
    • Title VII, including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
    • Equal Pay Act o Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
    • Rehabilitation Act o Executive Orders (Marital status, parental status, sexual orientation)
    • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
    • Introduction to EEO Concepts

11. UNDERSTANDING EEO CONCEPTS – DISPARATE TREATMENT, HARASSMENT, REPRISAL

  • What is Disparate Treatment?
  • What is sexual harassment?
  • What is other workplace harassment/hostile work environment?
  • What is reprisal/retaliation?
  • What are an employee's rights and responsibilities?
  • Case studies

12. UNDERSTANDING EEO CONCEPT – ACCOMMODATION

  • Providing a Reasonable Accommodation to Disability
  • The disabled employee and the Interactive Process
  • Medical documentation and genetic information
  • Providing an Accommodation to Religious Beliefs
  • Case studies

13. EEO PROCESS CONSIDERATIONS AND CURRENT ISSUES

  • System savvy: how to be an effective participant in the EEO process
  • Understanding your rights and responsibilities in the EEO process
  • Achieving resolution, including the use of ADR

14. THE RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE

  • Understanding the agency mission for achieving a diverse workforce
  • Exploring issues in discrimination and diversity management