Can an employer require its employees to be clean shaven if workers wear facial hair for religious reasons? The situation gets even more complicated when workplace safety is involved.
Is this a trend? Another company has asked potential employees to enter a contest to get a dream job.
We can all probably agree on this: Criticizing your employer on the Web is a stupid thing to do. But what should the punishment be?
Is no one safe from the harsh realities of today’s economy?
Which type of employees drive their co-workers to complain to you? Maybe you’ll recognize one of your employees on this list.
The Wisconsin Equal Rights Division is looking into the firing of a University of Wisconsin-Madison employee who claims her dismissal is a case of age and gender discrimination. The university says she was fired because of outdated ice cream.
You’ve probably had to repeat this HR mantra to managers and supervisors many times: Document, document, document. Here’s yet another example of what can go wrong when documentation is missing.
A woman has won six months’ wages as compensation after her Italian employer fired her for singing on the job, according to her union.
Studies have shown some managers have a bias against those employees who are overweight. So you might think a former police sergeant could have a case against his former department when he says he was denied promotions because he was considered too fat. But there’s more to the story.
A public outcry has developed over a supermarket cashier in Germany who was fired for stealing 1.30 euros ($1.65) of bottle deposit money. And just like Joe the Plumber in last year’s U.S. Presidential campaign, Barbara the Cashier is figuring into Germany’s upcoming elections.