People are the most important resource for today's organizations. Organizations must invest in their employees to sustain a competitive advantage and achieve their strategic objectives. Strategic Training and Development translates theory and research into best practices for improving employee knowledge, skills, and behaviors in the workplace. Authors Robyn A. Berkley and David M. Kaplan take a holistic and experiential approach, providing ample practice opportunities for students. A strong focus on technology, ethics, legal issues, diversity and inclusion, and succession helps prepare students to succeed in today’s business environment.

Legal Issues in Training and Development

Legal Issues in Training and Development

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the key provisions of antidiscrimination legislation.
  • Differentiate between types of discriminatory actions.
  • Assess whether an organization is guilty of discriminating.
  • Discuss how ethics influences behavior.
  • Explain how reasonable accommodation applies to training.
  • Assess whether training has increased or decreased an organization’s potential liability.

Shirley Hoffman worked for the Optical Services Department at Caterpillar Inc., and for the majority of her time at Caterpillar, her performance had been rated as average or better. One of the pieces of equipment within her department, but not one that she was required to use, was a high-speed scanner. Furthermore, she was not trained on how to use it. However, many of her coworkers were similarly situated, and only some in the ...

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