Fire Department Equal Opportunity Officer I

Instructional Hours: 15.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to prepare an equal opportunity compliance plan to avoid and reduce risks of discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

Course Description: Major topics covered in the course include identifying and listing the key elements of equal opportunity compliance planning; specific steps in preparing, implementing, evaluating and modifying equal opportunity compliance planning; integrating equal opportunity compliance planning with other business plans; defining a legal description of the term discrimination; describing unlawful discrimination; identifying federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination; identifying state and local laws and regulations; describing legally the term sexual harassment; identifying federal, state, and local government laws and regulations that prohibit sexual harassment; identifying an effective sexual harassment policy; dissemination of the sexual harassment policy; investigations; and managing managers. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete homework assignments, and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final case-study performance examination.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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