As an employment lawyer and blogger, I’ve seen and heard a lot. But, I’m having a tough time wrapping my head around this one. Continue reading
I’ve said many times before on this blog that employees always have the right to freedom of speech — even on social media. But, words have consequences. And no law guarantees the right to continued employment.
But, there are limited exceptions to that rule. I’ll address one of them with you today. Continue reading
Anti-discrimination law focuses on the impact that bad acts have on victims, not on whether the actor intended the consequences of his actions. That’s why many employment lawyers caution employer-clients against second chances for employees that do things that others perceive as discriminatory.
Both a Harvard graduate and a police detective who supported the recent Black Lives Matter protests appear to be finding out the hard way that posting violent threats on social media, even if in jest, can end up costing a job. Continue reading
Amazingly, this piece of cloth creates so much civil unrest right now. But, this isn’t a blog post about whether individuals should have to wear face masks in public, at work, or other local businesses.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a social media firing post. So, this is about a worker that took his distaste for facemasks too far on Facebook. Plus, it’s a reminder about how your business should respond. Continue reading