Human Resources

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Q. We are an accounting firm. At the end of a grueling tax season, we celebrate with a company party. We’ve stopped supplying alcohol due to liability concerns. But could we allow employees to BYOB? We’d never let employees leave drunk, but could we be sued if they cause an accident?—J.J., Missouri

The ink on the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest employment-law decision was barely dry before the court voted to hear yet another important employment-discrimination case—this one concerning age discrimination.

Two new resources on federal compliance and a legislative attempt to address last week’s Supreme Court decision on pay discrimination head this week’s news from Washington.

The last thing you want is for a manager to make offensive comments about an employee's age (or other protected characteristic). This is the type of "smoking gun" evidence that leads employers to settle claims rather than face a jury trial. Fortunately, most managers have enough sense to refrain from making such comments. If you're lucky, any misguided statements by managers will be considered so-called "stray remarks" that are not sufficient to support a discrimination claim. However, remarks don't always fall neatly into either the stray or not-stray category. Comments that may seem like stray remarks to a manager may be seen as evidence of bias in court. A recent age discrimination claim was sent to trial after an appeals court knocked down the employer's "stray remark" argument.

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