“Lose weight or lose your job.” That’s what one woman heard from her male boss. And there was nothing illegal about the order.
Picking on bosses is always fun, but let’s give them a fair shake and list their pet peeves about employees.
HR knows companies can lose thousands or even millions of dollars due to bias and harassment suits. But new research has come out about the soft costs of those legal issues, and the results are just as staggering.
Every company’s got ’em: chronic complainers. But when the complaints deal with discrimination, employers need to tread carefully. What can they do without risking a lawsuit?
Terminating an employee can be tricky, especially if the person’s been with the company for a long time and had gotten generally positive reviews for most of that tenure. But a recent court case brings good news for employers.
Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s question: What happens when an employee works overtime without getting the OK to do so?
A court recently fined one company $325,000. Why? For having an extreme jerk in the office.
The story of a bureaucrat in Japan who was suspended and demoted for offensive surfing at work provides the public (and you lucky HR Blunders readers), an opportunity to chime in on what would constitute appropriate discipline.
If recruiting strategies appear to be biased against certain groups, the consequences can be staggering. Here’s a case where a program ended up with a New York City government office footing a $21 million bill.