Are you chronically sleep deprived because of a new baby, stress, or other medical condition? Is it hurting you at work? Performance problems at work could result in your termination unless you take action. Read on to learn about what you can do. What Is Sleep Deprivation? Sleep disorders and chronic sleep deprivation—the phenomenon of […]
Bad news travels fast, especially on social media. Posts can easily and quickly spread across the globe and be seen by millions of people. This is one reason why employers seek to control what employees write publicly about their businesses on the Internet. There are legal limits on what employers can try to suppress, but
Here’s one more thing to think about. In the real world, many companies don’t like employees who complain of illegal activity. Yes, your company may have a nice glossy website encouraging employees to report known wrongdoing. Maybe your company means it. Maybe it doesn’t. If it doesn’t, it means that, as soon as you report something, the clock is
If you are still employed or just on your way out the door, you may want to consider the following tools. Report Discrimination If you are the victim of discrimination or if you suspect wrongdoing, let your boss know it. Telling your boss about discrimination or wrongdoing at the company may buy you more time. Courts
To many, it is distasteful to take what happened and reduce it to a dollar figure. How can you put a price on your dignity or reputation? You can’t. But money is the primary yardstick courts use to evaluation a violation of employment (and other) laws. They almost never force your employer to admit wrongdoing.
I ran across a post on “You’re the Boss”, the New York Times blog on small business issues, titled “How Do You Handle Employee Litigation?” The article reports on a small business owner who had settled several employee lawsuits (not sure what’s going on there!), but decided once to push a case to trial. When he did, not
Rebecca was with a large insurance company. After working for years with the company, during which time she received good reviews and several promotions, she realized her dream of becoming pregnant. While the pregnancy went well, things at work did not. Her supervisors, none of whom had children, said the right things, but shortly thereafter, they took her out