If you intend to enforce an English-only rule, make sure you can justify the nexus between English fluency and job performance.Read More
It doesn't look good if only 0.5 percent of your managers are African American when you're defending a race-discrimination case.Read More
Employers may not generally discipline an employee union delegate for advising an employee during an investigative interview.Read More
Ten of the 22 lawsuits filed or settlements reached by the EEOC in May included allegations of disability discrimination. That’s a .455 batting average, which is none too shabby in anyone’s book.Read More
No matter the situation, thorough investigations and maintaining a consistent story will save your bacon in many workplace lawsuits.Read More
The subtle way intent is communicated through behaviors like tone of voice, eye contact, facial expressions and body language, can diminish the productivity of others.
What are common practices that employers follow when a current employee turns up with a failed background check? What are some instances that would or should result in termination and what are some violations that could be deemed acceptable?
— Background Noise, HR associate, software/systems, New York
Questions about medical conditions during interviews taints the entire process.Read More
Most wage and hour mistakes are honest ones born out of a misunderstanding of the law, not a desire to cheat or steal from employees.Read More
Just because an employee cannot return to work at the end of FMLA leave does not mean you can always terminate the employee. ADA obligations still exist.Read More