HR Management

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Employers that want to terminate employees who have complained about pressure to engage in criminal activity must make sure the termination process is flawless. It’s especially important to be able to articulate in very concrete terms an underlying, legitimate reason for the firing—one that can’t be mistaken as a pretext for getting rid of a troublemaker.

A former public works department employee has filed sex discrimination charges against the borough of Roselle—and now she’s added a breach-of-contract lawsuit that offers lessons for HR professionals.

Among the many hassles of being sued is the simple fact that once a lawsuit is filed, it’s hard to stop. And if a discrimination case, for example, ends up before a jury, all bets on the outcome are off. While you can’t prevent every possible discrimination complaint, you do have control over cases charging retaliation.

The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a retaliation lawsuit that alleged reverse discrimination at Capella University, the nationwide online institution of higher learning based in Minneapolis.
Desperate times mean job-seekers are resorting to desperate measures to make their résumés stand out in a crowd. CareerBuilder.com recently asked HR pros to share recent résumé goofs they’ve encountered. As you sift through that growing stack of résumés, watch out for these applicants:

The EEOC has filed suit against Hyundai Ideal Electric in Mansfield for allegedly firing a woman in retaliation for complaining about a pay disparity. Tabitha Wagner, a drafter, complained that she earned less than a similarly situated male drafter with less seniority. In the suit, Wagner claims she complained to HR Manager Jon Shearer on Nov. 11, 2008. Shearer terminated her the next day.

New research by Right Management shows organizations prefer employees who are a good motivational fit with the team and the organization’s culture. HR pros say that interpersonal behaviors and organizational fit are bigger factors than technical skills or experience.

While planning new HR initiatives and making your HR budget projects for 2011, don’t forget to factor in one crucial aspect: Convincing your chief financial officer to back your proposals. You can improve your chances of securing CFO support by using the following information to improve your presentations.

The economy isn’t the only thing that’s in a slump these days. Plenty of workers are in the doldrums, too. They feel stuck in their jobs because new ones are hard to come by. They can’t afford to retire. So they’re not performing as well as employees who look at their jobs as labors of love. Here's how HR can help get them back on track.

A Jehovah’s Witness was fired from her department store job after she refused to wear a Santa hat while wrapping Christmas gifts. The problem: Her religious beliefs didn't allow it. Now the EEOC wants a judge to decide whether the store should get coal in its stocking this Christmas.