Matt Dolan Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
A promotion to a supervisory position is an invitation to enter the world of personnel management. This course will provide attendees with the knowledge necessary to recognize the most common and costly personnel liability issues confronting supervisors in public safety.
Far too many supervisors are learning about these challenges through the process of trial and error—at great expense to the agencies and themselves. In this course, federal and state statutes and case law will be utilized to illustrate the potential pitfalls of employee relations in public safety administration and the means by which those liability risks can be managed.
This course is designed to prepare public safety supervisors to take preventative steps to limit supervisor liability, maintain organizational standards and protect employee rights under the law.
Understanding summary judgment and the costs associated with the appearance of unlawful discrimination
Making legally defensible hiring decisions
Long-term liability associated with “bad hires”
Legally defensible job requirements
Performance evaluations—are they helping or hurting us?
Confronting Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment misconceptions
Harassment policy components
Agency obligations when investigating harassment complaints
Effective nepotism and fraternization policies
Disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation
Light duty, lawsuits and officer safety
Progressive discipline policies
Officer termination and the liabilities incurred by the failure to act