Online Course : Basics of Federal Employment Laws

Ever wanted to attend seminars and lectures about employment laws and discriminatory practices in the workplace, but unfortunately, you don't have the time to do so? Here's your chance to learn the basics of the federal laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in just 1 week, in the comfort of your own home!

This course will have 3 parts. First part will define workplace discrimination, the factors involved, and the people discriminated against. (Day 1) Second part will be a discussion of five federal employment laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace. (Days 2-6) Last part will advise on how to handle discrimination if the laws you have learned are violated. (Day 7)

Don't be intimidated. It is an exaggeration to say that you'll be very well-versed about federal employment laws after this course, but it is fair to say that at the end of the course, you'll have a good grasp of their basic concepts.

This course has no requirements, other than the desire to be aware of your rights as an employee. For 1 week, you will receive an email daily, and you can review them at your own pace. Take advantage of online learning!

Day 1- Overview of Employment Discrimination.

By the end of the day, you should know:
- what workplace discrimination is and why it exists
- which groups are discriminated against
- the function of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Day 2- Federal Employment Law: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

By the end of the day, you should know:
- the various employment aspects
- the meaning of sexual harassment
- the relationship between accommodation and undue hardship

Day 3- Federal Employment Law: The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)

By the end of the day, you should know:
- why male and female employees performing the same function should receive the same pay
- the merit, seniority and quantity/quality system where there could be wage disparities between male and female employees

Day 4- Federal Employment Law: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)

By the end of the day, you should know:
- how older workers are being discriminated
- what compulsory retirement is

Day 5- Federal Employment Law: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title I)

By end of the day, you should know:
- how disability is qualified
- why reasonable accommodation should be afforded to disabled employees

Day 6- Federal Employment Law: Civil Rights Act of 1991

By end of the day, you should know:
- what compensatory and punitive damages are
- the worth of damages to be paid by the company guilty of discrimination based on the number of employees

Day 7- Filing A Discrimination Charge

By end of the day, you should know:
- the steps to be taken when filing a discrimination complaint
- guidelines of filing a charge with the EEOC

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