Charity Tober reports:
"Anti-discrimination laws protect individuals from workplace harassment and discrimination...and promote a positive work environment for employees. All employers should have an anti-discrimination policy in place and should distribute a copy of the document to each employee to foster understanding and compliance...Research your state's laws regarding anti-discrimination regulations and procedures. The anti-discrimination policy for your business should be tailored to cover all required state and federal laws as well as provide protection for your company in the event of legal issues that arise regarding discrimination within your workplace. Have a lawyer review the policy before you distribute it to employees so it complies with all state and federal regulations...In the first paragraph, state the purpose of the policy as well as explain the company's stance on discrimination. Explain that discrimination will not be tolerated and that the company is committed to a positive work environment, free from discrimination and harassment. Avoid writing in general or broad language and instead use clear and concise wording that is easy for employees to understand but also fully states all the necessary legal aspects...Next, define the word 'discrimination' and state specific and common examples of this type of behavior...Providing real-world examples gives employees a better understanding of actions that are considered discriminatory behavior...Conclude the policy by stating how employees can report discrimination in the workplace. Give clear instructions as well as departments or names of managers who handle discrimination issues. Explain what happens when discriminatory behavior occurs and how management deals with participants in this type of behavior. Include a separate sheet at the end of the document for employees to sign that states they read and will comply with the company's anti-discrimination policy."
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