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Civil Liability and the Employee Disciplinary Process in Corrections $25.00
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Civil Liability and the Employee Disciplinary Process in Corrections

Lawsuits have become a way of life. Over the past few decades, there have been many headliner news stories about people and businesses being sued, and corrections is by no means exempt. Staff may file lawsuits over discrimination in the workplace. Inmates or detainees may file lawsuits against officers, supervisors, and wardens for a variety of issues. Many supervisors are worried about being sued and being found liable to pay a considerable sum of money. They fear that even an innocent mistake could turn into a financial or professional disaster. As a correctional supervisor, you need to be concerned about lawsuits—but in a healthy, constructive way. You need to be aware of, and sensitive to, the concerns that courts have singled out. You also need to know your agency’s policies and procedures. Only then will you be able to fulfill your supervisory responsibilities without the concern of lawsuits Supervisors are responsible for preventing lawsuits and liability that may arise from their and their staff's actions. The overarching goal of this course is to help correctional supervisors understand the legal issues involved in supervising staff. Course content will focus on lawsuits that may be brought by inmates or detainees. You will be given an overview of civil law and explore how you and your staff can avoid liability in these types of lawsuits. You also will learn about the purposes of discipline, the concept of corrective discipline, and common steps in the disciplinary process.
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Civil Liability and the Employee Disciplinary Process in Corrections
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