Category Archives: discrimination

Talk versus Email: When Electronic Communications Gets You Sued

  Electronic communications are a mixed blessing. Business is more efficient and new ways of commerce continue to open. However, ubiquitous electronic communications have eroded our personal time and presented near-addicting distractions. From a legal standpoint, electronic communications, and especially … Continue reading

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Why Am I Still Getting Sued By Employees?

(From Industrial Distribution Magazine). After covering union challenges and safety compliance concerns in previous articles, we’ll conclude the series by discussing those common employment law claims that continue to vex distribution employers. I will deviate from the usual format and … Continue reading

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Two New Webinars: Bullying, the NLRB and Its War On Employer Rules and “Live From the AGC National Safety Committee Meeting.”

Dealing With Workplace Bullying And Misconduct While The NLRB Challenges Your Rules Join us for a Webinar on July 24 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/137864872 A quarter of American Workers claim to have been seriously … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decides Voters’ Initiative To End Affirmative Action Is Constitutional

April 22, 2014 In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s Proposal 2, which amended the Michigan Constitution to prohibit racial preferences in admissions to public schools and government programs. In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court disagreed … Continue reading

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Will GM’s Car Recalls Encourage Whistleblower Claims?

During this week’s discussion about GM’s auto recalls, OSHA also released a Fact Sheet and guidance on “Filing Whistleblower Complaints Under The Moving Ahead For Progress In The 21st Century Act (MAP21).”  I’m willing to bet that most of you … Continue reading

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The EEOC and OSHA Are Expanding Their Focus To the Whole Company … All of It.

An EEOC “systemic” investigation can be as miserable as a class action lawsuit for employers.  As we have discussed before, the EEOC has encouraged its management and investigators to scrutinize single claimant EEOC charges for possible expansion to a burdensome … Continue reading

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Foolish Comments and Inconsistent Appearing Discipline Get You Sued

Not just supervisors, but also Safety professionals routinely have to respond to or try to prevent various types of employment claims. Why you may ask?  Partly because the supervisor and employees figure that “regulations are regulations,” so the safety dude … Continue reading

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