This loosening of the proof standard has the potential to be significant.
Bad bosses beget revolving-door workforces doomed to failure. Good bosses create loyalty and retain good employees.
Employers that operate in a federally regulated industry need to be aware of the statutes that could give rise to a potential whistleblowing claim. Thankfully, the Department of Labor provides a list.
Employee have a right to express protected conduct without reprisal, just as employers have the right to discipline or terminate insubordinate employees.
Unlike employers, courts favor equities and try to avoid inequitable results.
As a publicly traded company, employees who lodge complaint about financial improprieties or other financial issues require special treatment.
Employers, it’s OK to have performance standards.
Employers must be careful in drafting settlement agreements that involve 'no employment' or 'no re-employment' provisions.
There is no way to eliminate stereotypes and biases. But it seems like employers and managers can take a page from the Rock Hall of Fame: Even 80-year-old drummers can still rock it at work.
Even before Congress amended the ADA in 2009 to liberalize the statute’s definition of 'disability,' the law recognized and protected asymptomatic HIV as a disability.