Today’s Most Bizarre Workplace Cases: How to Prevent Outrageous Workplace Behavior
You can blame it on the Internet, on the ‘60s, or on the full moon. Outrageous workplace behavior is erupting across the country.
Today’s anything-goes lifestyles are invading your workplace. And it’s up to the remaining level-headed professionals to weigh organizational procedures against employees’ rights (and clean up the resulting legal mess!).
Imagine how you’d handle these real-life bizarre situations:
During a team-building competition, managers at a California company forced the losing employees to wear diapers and eat baby food. How did HR respond … and is that illegal harassment?
An off-duty Arizona police officer operated an online video business featuring himself, his wife and inanimate objects. Can the city fire him … or is that “free speech”? (You may be surprised!)
Is it OK if an off-the-clock forensic scientist tests her ex-husband’s underpants for signs of an affair? What if she uses expired chemicals that would have been discarded anyway?
These outrageous actions have a few things in common. Yes, they’re all funny. But every one of them resulted in a lawsuit being filed against the employer. And even the most frivolous suit has to be responded to – costing you money and wasting your time.
Our promise:Today’s Most Bizarre Workplace Cases: How to Prevent Outrageous Workplace Behavior will certainly make you laugh. But it will also provide plenty of practical tips to help your organization avoid such legal and PR nightmares – and know how to respond if they do occur. You’ll learn:
What conduct truly rises to the level of “hostile environment”
When you can legally fire employees for their outrageous off-duty conduct
What qualifies as a true “disability” under the new ADA law
What’s a legal dress code … and what goes too far
Whether employees’ “private” Internet postings can be a firing offense
You never know what employees will do next. Maybe a manager will suggest his male employee wear women’s clothes (EEOC vs. SAC Capital). Or maybe an employee will go to court to demand the company accommodate his Internet porn addiction (Pacenza v. IBM). Or an employee will drive drunk … in a Zamboni (is that a ZWI?).
How you react to such curveballs can mean the difference between a good laugh and a lawsuit.
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If you’re a fast-food employee, and you bathe in the kitchen sink, should you let someone take your picture?
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Joseph Clees is an attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Phoenix and a popular speaker on employment law topics. In addition, he represents employers in discrimination and wrongful discharge cases and labor relations. Joseph has been singled out by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the top labor and employment law attorneys in the Southwest for many years in a row.
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