Now’s not the time to crack down on employees’ expressions of patriotism. Case in point: The National Council of Compensation Insurance, an insurance rating group, insisted that all employees remove flags from their desks on a national day of remembrance for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Why? The organization prohibits flags in the workplace. As news leaked out, NCCI’s management faced widespread criticism and reversed course three days later by apologizing and handing out flags to its 850 employees. The CEO resigned on Oct. 5.
From tattoos and piercings to T-shirts, from bumper stickers to computer screen savers and more, employers are called on to balance employees’ individual expression against the rights of other workers and the employer’s business interests....Click here to find out more.