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How to Prevent Discrimination in the Workplace

Author: Michael Arnold, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC

Most employers are well aware that they must and should prevent discrimination in the workplace. Indeed, failing to curb discrimination can be costly and result in increased employee turnover and absenteeism, lower employee morale and productivity, and higher insurance premiums and defense costs, among other things. Therefore, it is important for employers to be proactive and prevent discrimination from occurring in the first place. To accomplish this goal, employers should consider the following steps: