Tag Archives: workplace investigations

What is Your Company’s Mindset in Conducting Employee Investigations?

I recently watched an excellent TED Talk by Julia Galef, that should be a “must read” for every HR professional who is tasked with the responsibility of conducting employee investigations. As explained below, applying the points made by Ms. Galef can improve your company’s response to allegations of discrimination or workplace misconduct, as well as … Continue Reading

Pornography in the Workplace – One Employer’s Response that You Don’t Want to Follow

One employment law topic that never seems to go away is pornography in the workplace. When the issue invariably arises, I remember my first attorney job out of law school. I began working at a medium-sized law firm. One partner I frequently worked with was a brilliant, chain-smoking, gruff, old white-collar defense and First Amendment … Continue Reading

The Cost of Workplace Bullying: Legal Risks and Workplace Disruption

Workplace bullying was front and center this week as the Miami Dolphins organization scrambled to address reports that its starting offensive tackle Jonathan Martin left the team indefinitely because of bullying from teammates. ESPN reported that this bullying included Mr. Martin’s teammate, Richie Incognito, leaving Martin the following (disturbing) voicemail after Mr. Martin was drafted … 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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