Workplace Training Programs by Ablin Law

Your business has many complex laws and guidelines to navigate, especially regarding your own employees. You can certainly protect your team’s trust and morale by promptly and effectively handling common workplace problems, including claims of harassment or discrimination. Nonetheless, investing in training programs helps ensure that you are prepared should these issues arise.

At Ablin Law, we provide workplace training programs that help your company to remain in legal compliance. We can teach your Human Resources (HR) team and internal investigators our time-tested methods for conducting thorough workplace investigations into harassment and discrimination. We can also teach your employees how to avoid harassment and discrimination, to prevent some of these investigations from occurring in the first place.

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Ablin Law can provide training virtually or in-person to small groups, larger teams, or individuals.

Your business has many complex laws and guidelines to navigate, especially regarding your own employees. You can certainly protect your team’s trust and morale by promptly and effectively handling common workplace problems, including claims of harassment or discrimination. Nonetheless, investing in training programs helps ensure that you are prepared should these issues arise.

adult writing in a notebook in front of a laptop

Ablin Law can provide training virtually or in-person to small groups, larger teams, or individuals.

At Ablin Law, we provide workplace training programs that help your company to remain in legal compliance. We can teach your Human Resources (HR) team and internal investigators our time-tested methods for conducting thorough workplace investigations into harassment and discrimination. We can also teach your employees how to avoid harassment and discrimination, to prevent some of these investigations from occurring in the first place.

Rachel Ablin, the founder of Ablin Law, has extensive experience representing both employers and employees in discrimination cases at the federal, state, and local levels. As a Senior Investigator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, she successfully conducted workplace investigations at thousands of private employers. She subsequently provided in-house employment counsel to Walgreens and represented the company before government agencies nationwide. Ms. Ablin leverages her expertise to help your employees conduct unbiased and informed investigations into harassment and discrimination.

Our expertise is in taking the right tone and approach to investigations. In our decades of experience, we have developed methods to conduct effective interviews and make interviewees comfortable enough to be open and honest with us. We will teach your team our techniques to put employees at ease so that you can gather needed information and respond appropriately to reports of harassment or discrimination.

Our Training Programs Cover Essential Topics

Harassment

An employer must take prompt and corrective action in cases of workplace harassment. Otherwise, the firm may be held liable in court should an employee file a claim. A workplace investigation may be conducted to identify and correct areas of concern. This investigation must be unbiased from the start to uncover all issues and prevent (further) litigation.

Ablin Law can train your team in our expert methods for conducting comprehensive and neutral investigations into harassment. We can also provide the annual sexual harassment prevention training programs required by the Illinois Department of Human Rights. This training can help to lower incidents of harassment and teach your team how to effectively respond when they do arise.

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Discrimination

Workplace discrimination occurs when an employee is treated unfairly based on a protected aspect of their identity, such as race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This includes harassment, where discrimination creates a hostile work environment for the employee. It can also include decisions around hiring, firing, salary, benefits, and promotions, as well as microaggressions and other incidents of a biased office atmosphere.

Title VII

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination under federal law on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Your HR team should be well-versed in the details of this statute in order to properly respond to accusations of harassment and discrimination.

State and Local Laws

While Title VII is a federal law, varying state and local laws also address discrimination and harassment. Illinois employers should be familiar with the Illinois Human Rights Act and what the state Department of Human Rights requires for annual sexual harassment prevention training. Our workplace training programs can help your company to comply with these Illinois laws and requirements.

ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or ADA, prohibits discrimination based on disability in employment. Employers must provide disabled employees equal opportunity to the benefits available to others, including in recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, pay, and social activities. Prevent discrimination complaints by providing your team with thorough ADA training from Ablin Law.
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Types of Workplace Training Programs

Our training programs can be customized to address specific pain points for your company.  These can be done virtually or in-person. Some examples include:

Half-Day Investigation Training

Our most popular program is designed for your company’s HR team or internal investigators. In this half-day program, we will share our time-tested methods for conducting investigations into claims of workplace harassment and discrimination.

Employee Group Harassment and Discrimination Training

Illinois law requires employers with one or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training to their staff. Group training programs help ensure your employees are aware of and compliant with harassment and discrimination laws. We will go over what your team needs to know in order to avoid future claims of discrimination or harassment.

One-on-One Training

You might find there is an individual on your team who needs extra training around harassment or discrimination. You can arrange for them to participate in a one-on-one program with Ablin Law. We will go over how they can correct their individual behavior to avoid a potential complaint and improve relationships with other employees.

Use the form below to Contact Ablin Law today to learn more about scheduling a training program.

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