Supervisor's Guide to Management

ADA, FMLA, unlawful discrimination, hostile environment, employee-at-will, reasonable accommodation—these are terms that supervisors should know but often don’t. Supervising staff can be one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of a manager’s job; a strong working knowledge of the legal aspects of employment can be a great asset to any supervisor. Come join us for this full-day program and learn the practical applications of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, federal and state antidiscrimination laws, and the Boston University Personnel Policy Manual. Lunch will be provided.

What You Will Learn:

  • What is and what isn’t unlawful discrimination or harassment in the workplace
  • What a manager must do (and not do) if an employee makes a harassment or discrimination complaint
  • The steps involved in investigating and resolving a discrimination or harassment complaint
  • What the ADA is, and what it means for supervisors    
  • When you are obligated to provide a reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability
  • How to determine if an accommodation is reasonable
  • What is contained in a union contract
  • What qualifies as an FMLA leave Resources available to supervisors and staff in addressing these issues  

Who Should Attend:

  • Employees who are responsible for managing other staff
  • Employees in positions grade 51 and 71 and above
  • New supervisors
  • Experienced supervisors who would like to update their knowledge
Tom Bagarella, Human Resources and Kim Randall, Equal Opportunity Office
Friday, November 30, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Charles River Campus - Human Resources Training Room, room 244 (25 Buick Street, Second Floor)