Just how much leeway does a manager get to discuss his religious beliefs in the workplace? Judging by a recent court ruling, a lot.
It’s certainly no secret that age bias claims are on the rise. So here’s a reminder to managers: Calling an older employee “pops” and “old man” — and harassing him to the point where he quits his job — might not work out that well in the long run.
Here’s proof: Some people will sue employers (or ex-employers) for anything. Can you believe this guy thought he had an FMLA interference case against Southwest Airlines?
An employee catches two co-workers having sex in a storage area. He reports the incident to management. A few months later, he’s fired for lying on his job application. He sues, claiming he was fired in retaliation for turning in his co-workers for making whoopee. Did he win?
Remember that recent Supreme Court ruling that individuals who are closely related to an employee who’s engaged in protected activity are allowed to sue for retaliation? The issue’s back in federal court.
Periodically, we ask three managers how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s problem: A top performer appears to have “gamed” the company’s FMLA leave system.
You’ve heard all the grumbling about how how many employees are ready to look for new jobs. But just how likely is your company to see a parade out the door?
A federal judge has just composed a checklist to help companies avoid age bias lawsuits.
When do bonuses become run-of-the-mill compensation? When there’s no mystery about how much they’ll be and when they’ll arrive. Here’s a better way to structure your bonus pay.