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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 who aren't lawyers. Learn state and federal employment laws that affect every day decision-making for managers and supervisors.


Through a mix of discussion, small groups and role-playing, participants 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. The class will 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. Next, the class will learn about current issues regarding workplace violence, including 'workplace bullying.'

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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

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This program can be applied toward the:

Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $165
CEUs: 0.6
Email us with your interest, contact:
Shirley J. Burks (Bufford), Program Director,, 414-227-3157


Public Admin. Summer 2015
Certificate Brochure

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