When it comes to litigation, who said what is often the crux of the matter. That’s why it’s important to have a witness during any meeting involving bias complaints.
Recent case: Shortly after Ronald Johnson, who is black, began working for a temp agency, he came to believe that he was being paid less than nonblack employees.
He demanded a meeting with the company owner and got one. During the face-to-face discussion, Johnson claims he told the owner about his suspicions and said he was going to file an EEOC complaint. Johnson was allegedly told that he need not come back to work, so he sued.
The owner denied ever having a conversation about discrimination or EEOC complaints. The court said a jury should decide who was telling the truth. (Johnson v. Labor Force, No. 10-199, ED PA, 2011)
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/29852/consider-having-a-witness-to-employee-meetings "