And, don’t get me wrong, there were some good ones in there (e.g., “I was here, but I fell asleep in the parking lot.”), but I had a sneaking suspicion that some of the readers of this blog had heard some better ones.
I was right. Continue reading
Well, mark your calendars for July 1, 2018.
Hey, I was going to have a big recap of yesterday’s public hearing on harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace at which I testified before the Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry Committee. There’s a lot to discuss, maybe too much for a blog post. So, I plan to write a longer article for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
In the meantime, I want to rant quickly on something that has nothing to do with employment law or HR compliance, other than Human Resource professionals and attorneys are just as guilty of this as anyone else. Continue reading
A female employee has just complained to HR that the CEO harassed her. This complaint is the third one against the same alleged harasser. So, you hire an outside attorney to conduct a full investigation anticipating that there might be subsequent litigation. The attorney investigates and furnishes a written report of her findings and conclusions.
If the internal sexual harassment complaint evolves into a lawsuit, and the plaintiff requests a copy of the written report, does the defendant have to turn it over? Continue reading
In a video posted on the company’s website, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson followed up his initial apology for last week’s incident in Philadelphia with additional details on how the company would try to avoid a similar event in the future. Continue reading