Employee Relations and EEO

HR Anew provides Employee Relations, Fact-Finding Investigations, EEO Counseling, EEO investigations, and Final Agency Decisions (FAD) for governments, nonprofits, private sector businesses, and organizations.

We perform our work in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other regulatory entities, as well as our clients’ policies, processes, and procedures. 

As an impartial third party, we conduct precise, thorough, accurate, and detailed work to uncover the specifics of a complaint. Our employee relations and certified team, including employment attorneys, investigates discrimination, harassment, or retaliation claims by collecting relevant, reliable, and factual information to allow an independent reviewer to decide if a violation occurred. 

Employee Relations Solutions

Employee relations (ER) defines the relationship between employers and their employees. Employee relations is about how an organization or business cares for its employees. Everyone benefits when working relationships between an employer and its managers have a positive, respectful, dedicated, and healthy rapport with their employees. Generally, an employee relations or human resource (HR) expert helps to manage relationships with employees and oversees the employee relations program and policy.

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Solutions include addressing these and other issues:

  • Conflicts in the workplace
  • Discrimination claims
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Grievances
  • Hostile work environment claims
  • Inappropriate management practices or abuses
  • Medical leave requests
  • Misuse Of property
  • Objectionable display
  • Policy and procedure interpretation
  • Prohibited personnel practices
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Workers comp claims
  • Workplace harassment claims
  • Wrongful termination claims
  • Unemployment compensation claims
  • Unprofessional Behavior

Employee Relations is a neutral function seeking to identify solutions that work at the onset of a matter for all involved parties – employees, managers, coworkers, as well as interactions with clients, vendors, and suppliers. A workplace with a strong employee relations presence will generally benefit from:

  • Better job satisfaction
  • Employee retention
  • Enhanced employee productivity
  • Fewer claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Great trust and confidence
  • Less workplace conflicts and complaints
  • Loyal employees

Our staff is impartial, credible, precise, thorough, and effective in performing their work; they follow standards of ethical conduct relevant to managing workplace and EEO investigations.

EEO Investigations

On behalf of an employer, HR Anew conducts EEO investigations nationally in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other regulatory entities, along with client policies, processes, and procedures. Our team values thoroughness, quality, timeliness, and customer service excellence.

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Our certified investigators investigate discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims by collecting relevant, reliable, and factual information. We collect direct, circumstantial, comparative, and statistical evidence, which we analyze thoroughly. The data collected allows us to create a report of an investigation which includes our findings and supporting documentation.

 

This approach allows an independent reviewer to draw an unbiased conclusion as to whether a violation occurred. As an impartial third party, we conduct comprehensive investigations to uncover the specifics of a complaint.

EEO Counseling

On behalf of an employer, HR Anew provides EEO counseling for aggrieved persons who believe they have been discriminated against based on characteristics protected under various federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations. 

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Our certified EEO counselors serve as neutral third parties who informally mediate and conciliate issues as quickly as possible at the early stage of a complaint. When a resolution is not viable, EEO Counselors ensure prompt and efficient processing of the discrimination complaint.

Final Agency Decisions

On behalf of an employer, HR Anew conducts EEO investigations nationally in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other regulatory entities, along with client policies, processes, and procedures. Our team values thoroughness, quality, timeliness, and customer service excellence.

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HR Anew’s Final Agency Decision (FAD) writers are certified and include employment attorneys and retired EEO experts and specialists. They have extensive knowledge and understanding of federal laws, rules, regulations, relevant statutes, and seminal case law.

EEO and Related Education and Training

HR Anew offers EEO and related education and training to ensure managers and their employees have a sound understanding of creating a positive and collaborative work environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The training also helps limit or prevent legal claims and liabilities.

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Topics for EEO and related training include but are not limited to: 

  • Career Coaching and Mapping
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness
  • Culture
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Financial Planning and Management for Employees
  • Generations in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Human Resource Competencies
  • Listening
  • Management and Leadership
  • No FEAR Act and Whistleblower
  • Performance Management 
  • Recruitment and Hiring (Talent Development)
  • Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Stewardship
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
  • Workplace Violence Prevention

Our training incorporates innovative technologies, video, vignettes, graphics, music, case studies, exercises, small-group discussions, polling, role-plays, assessments, and dynamic multimedia. The result is that learners are inspired to proactively apply their new knowledge and competency to solve emerging challenges in the workplace.

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