A Connecticut woman was fired in December 2009 after disagreements between her and her supervisor culminated in the woman’s posting of negative remarks about the supervisor on her personal Facebook page.
According to OSHA, employers have the obligation to maintain a safe workplace, including preventing 'the entrance or harborage of insects.' And while there are no standards on how employers should deal with a bedbug infestation, legal and pest control experts agree it is best to address the threat of an office invasion before it happens.
Once thought to only be a home or hospitality industry issue, bedbugs are increasingly likely to turn up in an office space due to their increasing presence in places like retail stores and movie theaters along with their ability to ‘hitchhike’ in bags, purses, suitcases and clothing.
An automotive parts distributor is the target of lawsuits over its drug-testing policy, including one filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that workers’ rights were violated when they were tested for legally prescribed drugs.