As a small business owner and an employer, you may have legal responsibilities under the federal employment anti-discrimination laws enforced by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC). This workshop is designed with the intent to educate small businesses and help owners and managers focus on running a successful business by maintaining a strong EEO policy. Whether you are dealing with a complaint filed with the EEOC/MHRC or a lawsuit filed by the EEOC/MHRC, the results can be a drain to your mental and financial resources. Studies show that complaints of employment discrimination have been known to lead to moral issues at the workplace and negatively impact creativity and productivity. This workshop will cover relevant topics and business owners are encouraged to come with questions about their internal EEO policy.
We are presenting this in three sections:
- Amy Sneirson of the Maine Human Rights Commission will lead off with a review of the changes in the Maine Human Rights Act that went into effect recently.
- Following that, Elizabeth Marcus of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will present on the EEOC's mediation program.
- Elizabeth will then be joined by Feng (Ken) An, also of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to do an interactive presentation on retaliation issues.
- A question & answers session will round out our time together.
8:30 Refreshments | Program 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m