Many lawsuits result from relatively small, manageable disputes that weren’t dealt with directly, often because HR simply didn’t know what to do or feared making it worse. Here are my favorite strategies for dealing with disruptive conflict, based on the book Resolving Conflicts at Work by Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith.
- With eye toward defending disability lawsuit, track medical condition before termination
- Public employers: OK to demand medical records if drug test leads to rehab
- Discipline OK even if employee has complained
- Government employees have limited privacy rights
- New Jersey's anti-Discrimination law has long reach