Conventional wisdom suggests that arbitration is quicker and cheaper means to resolve lawsuits. Research, however, suggests the opposite is true.
City officials said Mary Lester engaged in conduct unbecoming of a city employee.
Consider the awful position in which it could place employers who are lax with their termination decisions.
Discrimination cases are laced with emotion. The plaintiff, in essence, is accusing the employer and its management of bigotry of one kind or another.
Utterances of overtly offensive terms in the workplace should, in nearly all cases, suffice to state a claim under Title VII.Read More
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
A little bit of common sense and proactive planning will go a long way to preventing a workplace romance from turning into a workplace lawsuit.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
It's important for employers to keep in mind that agencies and courts will apply the same rules to Facebook harassment as they would to face-to-face harassment.Read More
Cyber-security, vaping, same-sex relationships, overly active federal agencies and pregnancy leave rights are all legal issues employers should be paying attention to this year. Read More