A manager of a regional airline has lost his suit claiming that he’d been discharged on account of his wife’s disability.
In today’s litigious workplace atmosphere, employers need to be mindful of the possibility of wrongful-discharge lawsuits from employees who have been let go — and are angry about it.
Consistency may be “the hobgoblin of little minds,” as Ralph Waldo Emerson said. But inconsistency is likely the quickest route to an employee lawsuit.
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: Should someone from HR sit in when an employee is getting a poor performance review?
Most managers love e-mail — it gives them an easy way to quickly communicate with large groups of staffers. But here’s the downside:
The book — The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millenial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace — describes what today’s new college graduates expect from their employers. Hint: You’re probably not going to like what the author has to say.
Want to know how courts are going to handle Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits from here on in? A recent case out of Texas provides a clue.
As HR nightmares go, this one ranks pretty highly.
When employees make harassment or bias complaints, managers know not to retaliate. But too many make a mistake in the other direction — and avoid taking any action against the employee again, even when it’s well deserved.
When disabled employees request accommodations, they don’t always agree with their managers about the best way to proceed. How should managers handle that dispute?
As tough as it is for HR to deal with, there are some employees out there who use bias claims to avoid responsibility for their own poor performance. The good news:
Taking FMLA leave doesn’t give employees automatic immunity from discipline or termination. But your managers still need to use extreme caution when they make staffing decisions involving employees on leave.
Is this lawsuit the first in a new — and possibly long — line of legal dominoes to fall? Employers will want to watch the outcome closely to find out.
Wells Fargo had mountains of well-documented evidence to back up its decision to fire a poorly performing employee, but a simple phrase by a clueless manager could wind up making all that evidence moot. And if the lawsuit — Stewart v. Wells Fargo — does cost the organization big, perhaps it can serve as a […]
Let’s face it: Your daily routine doesn’t leave a lot of room for you to thumb through your handbook. So when you do make time to go over it with a fine-tooth comb, you’ve got to do it right.
As long as companies keep making these kinds of brainless mistakes, retaliation will remain the most commonly filed claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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