Q. The mother of a minor employee (age 16) has asked to attend her child’smeeting. Do I have to legally allow the parent to sit in on this session? — S.J., Massachusetts
A. No. There are no laws requiring an employer to allow a minor employee’s parent to attend a work-related meeting with the minor. You have a right to say no, as the employment relationship is between the employee and the employer.
- Update job descriptions regularly to include new duties & essential functions
- Objectivity is what counts in constructive discharge cases
- It's your right to demand good performance—even from employees who take FMLA leave
- Cut lawsuit risk by filling vacant position with similar person
- Set clear rules on office romance