Confidential workplace investigations are under attack … by the EEOC?

Earlier this month, I took the NLRB to task for its holding in Banner Estrella Medical Center that an employer's request to employees not to discuss a workplace investigation with their coworkers while the investigation was ongoing violated the employees' rights to engage in protected concerted...

The more you know… Determining when a company knows that an employee engaged in protected activity

"The check is in the mail" is one of the world's oldest (and some would argue lamest) excuses. In Hicks v. SSP America (6th Cir. 8/3/12) , the employer tried a variation in an attempt to avoid an employee's retaliation claim. The employer argued that it was impossible for it have known...