Sometimes, employees who are having
Word has gotten around that employees can win retaliation cases even if the discrimination claims they make are flimsy. That is, if the employer takes an adverse action (e.g., demotion, transfer, discharge) after the complaint. What better way to protect one’s job, they reason, than to file the complaint and wait for the response?
But employers won’t lose a retaliation case if they can show that the employee really did deserve the discipline that followed the discrimination complaint.
It has to be done correctly, though. Jumping the gun and disciplining the employee for his first mistake can backfire badly—especially if you’ve ignored similar mistakes or problems until now with that employee or others. Your quick-draw discipline will look like retaliation for engaging in a protected ac...(register to read more)
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- 10 Secrets to an Effective Performance Review
- Court: If employees hold the job, they're 'Qualified'
- In Randleman, gender and disability bias cost big bucks
- Remember: Discord isn't always retaliation
- Discipline sexist supervisors--and keep them far away from any disciplinary decisions