• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Horseplay to one may be assault to another.

by on
in Human Resources

A CEO was the main instigator of his company's ritual of a mock "weighing-in ceremony," in which unsuspecting new workers were paddled with a carpenter's level. The CEO ignored the CFO's advice to stop the hazing. One new hire, Franklin Smith, didn't find it funny. He sued for battery and a jury awarded him $1 million in punitive damages, later reduced to $136,000. (Smith v. Phillips Getschow Co., No. 99-2711-FT, Wis. Ct. of Ap., 2000)

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/21419/horseplay-to-one-may-be-assault-to-another "

Related Articles...

    No matches

Leave a Comment