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Don’t Fire Employees After a Cancer Diagnosis

October 7, 2014
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The ADA protects cancer as a disability. Any employer that fires an employee after a cancer diagnosis is going to have big problems.
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Fired for Sneaking Off With Two Plastic Cups

May 21, 2014
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After HR advised ex-casino worker Stan Stine that it’s policy is one cup per new hire, he took matters into his own hands.
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Is Obesity the Same as a Green Mohawk?

February 24, 2014
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Don't take appearance into account when making employment decisions. Hiring and firing should be image-blind, performance-only decisions.
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Why I Don't Like Most Non-Disparagement Clauses (and 3 Tips to Fix Them)

January 22, 2014
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Non-disparagement clauses are ripe for sloppy and vague drafting, which can result in parties ending up where they wanted to avoid — the courthouse.
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When an Extended Leave of Absence is NOT a Reasonable Accommodation

December 5, 2013
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If you are planning on denying an unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation, understand that these terminations are risky and will draw scrutiny from the EEOC.
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Sometimes Employees Get What They Deserve

December 2, 2013
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It’s okay to fire someone, as long as you’re not motivated by an illegal reason. Don’t feel bad for the poor employee who has’t worked out.


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The Devil Went Down to the EEOC:A Story on Religious Accommodation

October 17, 2013
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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.


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How to Handle the Malingering FMLA Abuser

October 10, 2013
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If you believe that an employee is abusing FMLA leave, build your case. Uncover enough facts to support your belief that that employee is committing fraud.


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What Kanye West Can Teach You About Employee Relations

September 30, 2013
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Social media has the ability to turn a forgotten event into a viral nightmare. Certainly there are instances when you will have no choice but to fire someone for something posted online.
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The FMLA, the ADA and No-Fault Attendance Policies

July 2, 2013
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Employers have a lot to gain from no-fault attendance policies. In deciding whether to adopt or continue a no-fault attendance policy, however, employers must carefully balance those benefits against the risk of FMLA or ADA violations.
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