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Here’s an important reminder for anyone who is authorized to receive internal discrimination complaints: Always mark the exact date of every complaint in case the complaint is used later as the basis for an employee’s retaliation claim.
Some lucky employees have all kinds of options when choosing where to get their work done. Their employers have embraced what I call the “nonterritorial workplace.” It allows employees to work wherever they will be most productive on any given day.
You should have an envelope from the EEOC in your in-box. The contents: the 2013 EEO-1 Survey. By law, affected employers must file their EEO-1 reports by Sept. 30.
Sometimes, it becomes apparent that something has to change in a workplace. When that’s the case, firing everyone and having them reapply for their jobs may be a viable approach, if a recent 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision is any indication.
Among American employers, 23% provide "Take your children to work" days, according to a recent SHRM survey.
Q. One of our good customers—a man—insists on doing business only with the men on our staff. When approached by one of the women in our company, he tells her, “I need to deal with one of the guys.” Can we get into trouble for this if we bend to his wishes?
Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen has fired her Georgia attorneys and called in the big guns—including famed Hollywood attorney-to-the-stars Patricia Glaser—to help salvage her reputation and media empire.
Q. We hired an intern for the summer. She was eager to work for free to add it to her résumé ... We told her that after this week we won’t need her. That’s when she said we owe her minimum wage or she’ll complain to the Department of Labor. Do we really have to pay her?
Good news: A court has cut off one path to a wrongful discharge case in North Carolina. While courts have allowed claims of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, such lawsuits actually require that the employer fire the employee rather than merely threaten to do so.
While workplace romances can cause all kinds of problems, it isn’t necessarily illegal discrimination if a supervisor favors his girlfriend. That’s true even if others feel they are being passed over or otherwise treated poorly because of the affair.