My main problem of the re-hearing panel’s decision is that the “common sense” it is applying is rooted in 1965, not 2015.
If you're ignorant enough to fire someone because of their caregiving needs at home, maybe it is asking too much to expect you to know enough not to express that intent out loud.Read More
While telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation remains the exception, the line that separates exception from rule is shifting as technology makes work-at-home arrangements more feasible.Read More
As a court recently pointed out, regular attendance is important in any job. Important, however, does not always equate to essential.Read More
In light of these historically frigid temperatures, I’m writing about workplace severe-weather policies, including including how to handle issues such as attendance, wage and hour, and telecommuting.Read More
Retaliation is a low standard for employees to meet. Employers must treat it carefully when dealing with an employee who engaged in protected activity.Read More
Before you dismiss an employee’s request for a religious accommodation as silly or outrageous, stop, think, and decide whether the expense or difficultly in making the accommodating exceeds the cost and aggravation of defending a possible discrimination lawsuit.