It’s essential that supervisors understand employment law issues. You don’t need them to become lawyers, but you do need them to think and act in a way that respects employee rights and minimizes your organization’s legal risk.
That’s why we published The Supervisor’s Employment Law IQ Challenge: 101 Real-World Cases to Increase Supervisor Awareness of Common Legal Pitfalls.
This interactive guide covers 101 real workplace employment law cases – each presented on two fast-read pages. The first page covers the facts and asks, “How did the court rule in the case?” The next page gives you the decision. It discusses how the case was resolved and – more importantly – what lesson should be learned from the story.
How to use this interactive training tool:
A great meeting starter. Kick off meetings by copying and handing out the “facts” page of a case that fits a challenge you’re now facing. Discuss the scenario with your team, solicit opinions about what your supervisors think happened. Then discuss the actual outcome and critical lesson to be learned.
Practical insights for those dealing with a specific problem. If a supervisor is struggling with a certain HR issue, say FMLA, give him or her the entire section of cases to study. There’s no better way to drive home a message than to learn from other people’s actual mistakes.
Personal professional development – that’s actually enjoyable. Even if you’re a seasoned HR professional, you’re sure to find some valuable insights in the Supervisor’s Employment Law IQ Challenge. What’s more, it’s a fun read.