How to Avoid Costly EEOC Violations

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Tak­ing your Equal Employ­ment Oppor­tu­nity Com­mis­sion (EEOC) oblig­a­tions with less than any­thing but dead-serious atten­tion is risky busi­ness in today’s society.

Dis­crim­i­na­tion in all its forms can be very costly. Recent EEOC harass­ment set­tle­ment head­lines make the point: Penal­ties up to $400,000, and jury ver­dicts can reach into the mil­lions! A Google search reveals how per­va­sive vio­la­tions and claims are.

Pub­lic­ity sur­round­ing any such suit is bad for the dealership’s rep­u­ta­tion too.   HRMorning.com notes EEOC vio­la­tions also cause:

  • Decreased pro­duc­tiv­ity and increased team conflict
  • Decrease in suc­cess at meet­ing finan­cial goals
  • Loss of staff and exper­tise from res­ig­na­tions to avoid harass­ment or from the dis­missal of the offender(s)
  • Increased health­care costs due to increases in stress and health con­se­quences of the harassment

Just as the dealer prin­ci­pal is ulti­mately respon­si­ble for the store’s prof­itabil­ity, so too is the dealer prin­ci­pal respon­si­ble for root­ing out dis­crim­i­na­tion. One of the best fences a dealer can erect to pro­tect his rep­u­ta­tion and trea­sury from an EEOC dis­crim­i­na­tion suit is to pro­vide EEOC-focused train­ing for all staff.

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