“Uh, dude. It’s ‘moot,’ not ‘mute.’ You did go to law school, right?” Continue reading
More than ever, American workplaces are emphasizing diversity by targeting hires of different races, religions, ethnicities, genders, cultural and educational backgrounds, work experience, etc. This variety promotes different viewpoints, better problem-solving, a just a more dynamic workplace. Generally, this results in businesses attracting better talent, reducing turnover, and improving the brand and reputation.
But, with different backgrounds may come a different appreciation of social norms.
I have an example for you.
Let’s say that you learn that one of your employees is testifying as a witness in a discrimination case against another company in your industry. That doesn’t sit right with you. So, you tell this employee that you’ll fire him if he testifies.
Is that legal? Or is that, perhaps, retaliation? Continue reading