While Kleiner won a battle, it lost a larger business war — one its leaders could have prevented by taking actions that demonstrated the need to act professionally.
Every workplace faux pas is not an excuse to punish. Yet, each is a chance for an employer to teach, and for employees to learn.Read More
Employers need to train management so that they know what to do with protected information once they learn it, and how to act without violating any of our EEO laws.Read More
The way we communicate and how we interpret our interactions is largely based on tone of voice, body language, eye contact and casual social interactions.
If you plan on terminating an employee on performance, you need to have the goods to back it up.Read More
According to the 6th Circuit court, an employee can sue an employer for 'buyer's remorse.'Read More
Something as innocuous as moving an employee out of his office could be deemed sufficiently 'adverse' to support a retaliation claim.Read More
The prudent course of action is to make sure that your severance agreements clearly and unambiguously state that employees retain their federally protected rights.Read More
It’s not easy being a parent/child/employee. Anyone who tells you differently is lying. I know I’m not alone in this juggling act.Read More
An employee terminated for violating a legitimate company rule cannot show discrimination unless that person can also raise an issue that the reason or the termination was discriminatory. Read More