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Are Inconsistent Performance Reviews and Inefficient Termination Process Putting Your Company at Risk?

In a rare decision favorable to Michigan whistlblower plaintiffs, the Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s decision to dismiss a whistleblower case against an employer. But the real lesson that employers and their HR professionals should take from the decision is that timely decision making in the termination process is critical, as well as … Continue Reading

Social Media Rant by Employer Results in Retaliation Claim Added to Pending Litigation

The recent termination of an employee (Adria Richards) after she tweeted her displeasure at off-color jokes told by certain fellow attendees at an industry conference she attended on behalf of her employer has resulted in a lot of good discussion (see here and here for examples) about the increasing intertwining of social media and employment legal … Continue Reading

Lawsuits and Superheros – A Little More Fantasy Could Improve the Legal System

I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a comic book geek. And while Spider Man was not my favorite superhero, a favorite quote of mine is associated with him: “With great power comes great responsibility.”  While making the leap from superhero to lawyer probably requires some superhuman power, no extraordinary effort is needed in making … Continue Reading
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