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Employment Law for Public Managers

The maze of current laws protecting employee rights in the workplace can be very confusing and intimidating to managers. Learn state and federal employment laws that affect everyday decision-making for managers and supervisors.Through a mix of discussion, small groups and role-playing, you will become familiar with the essentials of employment laws, including civil rights laws that protect employees based on age, race, gender, disability, national origin and religion. Learn about the most recent court cases that define and interpret the laws as applied to specific factual situations. Participants will learn not only what workplace rights employees have, but also the limitations of those rights.

This course can be applied to the Certificate in Public Administration.


Jerry Scott

Scott has been in working in Human Resources and Employment law for the past eighteen years. He has worked for some of the most prestigious companies and institutions in Wisconsin. Currently he is Human Resources Affirmative Action Officer for the ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Know the legal rights public employees have and the limitations of those rights
  • Know how to spot and respond properly to potential violations of employment laws
  • Be able to exercise a supervisor’s responsibilities and duty of care under the law
  • Know how to provide a safer workplace, including one that is free of workplace violence

Dates and locations to be announced.