Legal

Mind Your Internal Emails to Avoid Discrimination Issues

If you don’t want something to appear on the front page of the newspaper, or to be read in front of a judge or jury, don’t put it in writing. Don’t email it, don’t text it, don’t Facebook it, and don’t tweet it.

If you don’t want something to appear on the front page of the newspaper, or to be read in front of a judge or jury, don’t put it in writing. Don’t email it, don’t text it, don’t Facebook it, and don’t tweet it.

Is Obesity the Same as a Green Mohawk?

Don't take appearance into account when making employment decisions. Hiring and firing should be image-blind, performance-only decisions.

Don’t take appearance into account when making employment decisions. Hiring and firing should be image-blind, performance-only decisions.

NLRB: No Such Thing as an Online Picket Line

This decision displays a fundamental misunderstanding about social media. Nothing about social media is private. It is public, interactive, and immediate.

This decision displays a fundamental misunderstanding about social media. Nothing about social media is private. It is public, interactive, and immediate.

Can You Have a One-Person Reduction-in-Force?

It does not make a difference if the layoff includes one employee or 100 employees, provided that those eliminated are not replaced.

It does not make a difference if the layoff includes one employee or 100 employees, provided that those eliminated are not replaced.

Legal Briefing: Comment Key to Discrimination Case

Employers must ensure managers are sensitized about the issues of responding to questions about decisions by employees to avoid the appearance of improper motive.

Employers must ensure managers are sensitized about the issues of responding to questions about decisions by employees to avoid the appearance of improper motive.