When the snowblower jammed, my first impulse was to unjam it. The joy of my success, however, would have been severely tempered by a hospital trip. The same holds true when you terminate an employee.Read More
According to the 6th Circuit court, an employee can sue an employer for 'buyer's remorse.'Read More
An employer may be able to terminate employees who threaten insubordination or misconduct at the workplace, even if those employees have engaged in otherwise protected concerted activity, without violating the NLRA.Read More
The ADA protects cancer as a disability. Any employer that fires an employee after a cancer diagnosis is going to have big problems.Read More
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.Read More
Don't take appearance into account when making employment decisions. Hiring and firing should be image-blind, performance-only decisions.Read More
Non-disparagement clauses are ripe for sloppy and vague drafting, which can result in parties ending up where they wanted to avoid — the courthouse.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.