At times it may seem like overkill to constantly review and update policy and training to prevent and address concerns of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, but in the long run it can save the reputation of your organization. Here are 5 steps to prevent employment discrimination and lawsuits:

Nip it in the bud! Don’t wait until an issue arises before you communicate your discrimination policies. Set policies that have a threshold just slightly higher than the law. If discrimination occurs, don’t wait for the problem to escalate, but address it immediately to keep morale and productivity in check. Remember the organization is watching to see how the claim is