The growing diversity seen in today’s workforce presents employers with many exciting opportunities, and increasing challenges, not least of which is the danger of discrimination – real or perceived.
Discrimination continues to impact the lives of citizens throughout the Commonwealth.Discrimination in any form—race, sex, age, disability or any other—is governed by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, whose provisions are enforced by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC).
Whether you represent complainants or respondents, and whether your client is a private or public entity, effective representation requires an understanding of these laws and of the Commission’s unique structure and procedures. This book provides you with a guide to practicing before the Commission, and an update on Pennsylvania law and the various federal anti-discrimination statutes.
Summary of Contents
- Pennsylvania Non-Discrimination Law Affecting Pennsylvania Employers
- PHRC Mediation Program
- Investigations and the Role of PHRC Counsel
- PHRC Guidance Regarding Discrimination on the Basis of Sex Under the PHRA Motions Practice and Public Hearings
- PHRA Housing
- Service and Support Animals
- PHRA Public Accommodation Materials
- Handling Employment Discrimination Cases before the PHRC: The Respondent’s Perspective: Slides
- Representing a Complainant before the
- Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
- The PA Human Relations Act and the PA Fair Educational Opportunities Act
- Regulations of the PHRC, Including the Special Rules of Administrative Practice