We’re talkin’ softball. Continue reading
Many years ago, a man called me asking if I would represent him in a discrimination action against a company.
Now, you know me. I’m a management-side lawyer. I write a blog called The Employer Handbook. But, then he mentioned that someone had hung a hangman’s noose at his job site. He had pictures.
And he had my full attention. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again.
Coworkers have begun bombarding you with requests to purchase Girl Scout Cookies. So, in that spirit, let’s tackle:
- Whether unions will start organizing your workplace if you relax your no-solicitation policy to allow employees to sell Girl Scout Cookies;
- Can employees use your email system to proselytize if co-workers use it to sell Girl Scout Cookies; and
- A bonus discrimination case involving the sale of Girl Scout Cookies gone terribly wrong.
It would appear that one California employer didn’t get the memo. Continue reading
Every so often — not, “if I had a nickel” often, but every once in a while — someone hits me up for my two cents on firing an employee who is on FMLA or some other form of protected leave for [fill in the reason]. Continue reading