The EEOC (or U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) enforces most of the federal laws which prohibit job discrimination. It is the job of the EEOC to enforce laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on age, disability, race, color, religion, sex or national origin, as well as making sure that men and women receive equal pay for equal work. EEOC also oversees and coordinates the practices and policies regarding federal equal employment opportunities.
Archive for September, 2008
As an employer, your insurance agent and attorney have likely advised you to have various kinds of insurance to protect your company. You may even have insurance that pays in the event your company is sued for negligent hiring practices.
It’s important to know, however, that insurance is unlikely to cover all the financial costs of negligent hiring activities. Equally important are all the non-financial costs if you hire an employee who later commits murder, assault, rape, or armed robbery against a customer or another employee! Negligent hiring lawsuits are just one more great reason you should do thorough employee screening and background checks prior to hiring.