How to Avoid Costly EEOC Violations


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

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.

It is always best to be proac­tive about this type of train­ing. The EEOC requires train­ing as part of EEOC set­tle­ments.  Fail­ure to proac­tively train your employ­ees is often seen by the EEOC and the Courts as an inten­tional vio­la­tion, which brings with it puni­tive damages.

Auto­mo­tive Com­pli­ance Con­sul­tants says the best defense here is to take steps to pre­vent violations.