In the complaint, Ourida Diktakis alleges that the hospital's administrators intentionally did not inform her or the ICU staff of the drill. She claims the hospital's actions not only 'emotionally traumatized' her and her staff, but put patients in the ICU at risk by unnecessarily detaining their caregivers.
More than a dozen states already have such laws and adding Texas to that group was a major coup for the gun rights lobby. Two previous bills had failed in the Legislature before SB 321—known as the Employee Parking Lot Bill—passed in May and was signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry. Read More
The April 2008 robbery at the Morrisville, Pennsylvania, business occurred while the claimant worked the night shift. Neither he nor a co-worker was physically injured, the court opinion states.
I provide organizational development services for a government agency. I've heard complaints from several employees about a human resource staffer, and the accusations sound like classic bullying behavior. Made aware of these complaints, our human resources director shrugs them off. We have policies against harassment based on gender and race, but none against "equal opportunity bullying." When neither policies nor decision-makers protect people, how do you advocate for change?
A new Texas law gives gun owners a new right to store a weapon in their vehicle while at work. Where does that leave employers?Read More
How do you handle a director who is a bully, especially when the rest of administration does not see it (but her staff sure does)?
Both our CEO and I received a copy of an anonymous letter, purportedly from disgruntled senior managers. In it, the letter writers make highly unflattering remarks, attack the executive team and even use character assassination on members of the board of directors. It is painfully obvious that the person (or people) behind this letter carries a lot of anger and hostility. The issues have to do mainly with not tapping into the skill sets of managers, bringing on expatriates in high positions without first offering the jobs to locals, micromanagement and feeling belittled by upper management. How do we go about addressing these issues without knowing where the fire started? How do we begin to restore trust and harmony among this level of managers? The atmosphere is similar to a mutiny.Read More
The proposed laws come in the wake of two alleged attacks by high-profile people in New York hotels, including the alleged sexual assault by Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the Sofitel in Manhattan.Read More
Researchers are creating a multinational avatar based on Ford’s North American virtual workers Jack and Jill. The new avatar will reflect the sizes and shapes of workers at assembly plants across the globe.Read More
The $65 million musical, the most expensive and ambitious ever done on Broadway, has faced many setbacks and delays in its attempt to open on the Great White Way. Most recently, the show’s producers announced they were delaying opening night by four weeks to Feb. 7 in order to make creative adjustments.Read More