Most supervisors know that they risk personal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Chapter 151B if they sexually harass a subordinate employee. But that isn’t the only way supervisors may be held individually liable in Massachusetts.
A New Jersey appellate recently heard claims from a former employee who alleged that she felt compelled to resign because of her supervisor’s inappropriate comments and other workplace disputes. Was the employee entitled to unemployment benefits?
As HR faces a crisis of finding enough qualified applicants to fill vacancies, more and more employers are realizing that employee development programs are crucial to getting and keeping talent. Training programs not only help with attraction and retention but also can help the organization grow by helping employees learn new skills. Training can also […]
A number of court cases have illustrated how employers can find themselves in trouble for comments written via email by managers or other decision-makers that indicate an employee’s protected status (e.g., sex, race, age, or taking qualified leave) played a role in the decision to fire them. But here we present a unique scenario that […]
A recent case from the Tennessee Court of Appeals acts as a reminder of the importance of implementing and enforcing policies aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. The outcome of the case also shows that while you may not be able to prevent all inappropriate behavior by your supervisors, how you respond to […]
We at the HR Daily Advisor are here at SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans. Yesterday I attended a session by Glenn Llopis, a best-selling author, columnist, and senior advisor to Fortune 500, entitled Leading Hispanic Employees (for Non-Hispanic Supervisors).
Employers are in a delicate situation when an employee needs to take bereavement leave—not only must they deal very sensitively with the employee who has suffered a loss, but they also must be sure to handle the situation in a way that is both fair (to all employees) and flexible (since each situation may be […]
As a child, you probably played a game in which one child whispers a “secret” into the ear of another child. The second child then whispers the secret into the ear of a third child and on and on until the last child in the circle whispers the secret into the ear of the first […]
Twenty-six percent of participants in a recent survey provide training for performance evaluators on an annual basis, and approximately 10% do so more frequently.
In a recent case, a federal district court judge excluded three pieces of evidence that a fired employee claimed helped prove his allegation that his employer, SAIA Motor Freight Line, LLC, interfered with his Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave by terminating him. The evidence was excluded, the jury found in favor of the employer, and the case was dismissed.