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Execution Sling Hanging Hangman Knot Penalty Rope

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

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Won’t you help little Ivy Meyer achieve her Girl Scout Cookies sales goal?

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.

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Yes, even NASA gets sued for discrimination from time to time. Continue reading

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”