This time next week, I'll be in San Diego presenting on
workplace social media issues at the 2011 Human Resources & Employer Compliance Summit . If
past presentations are any predictor, I'll be spending a lot of time answering
In Fulton v. ODJFS (11/3/11) [pdf] , the employee argued
that he was entitled to recover unemployment compensation because his employer
failed to follow its own progressive discipline policy when terminating him.
The court disagreed, noting that the...
By now, you've likely read or heard about the disturbing
sexual abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky, Penn State's former defensive
coordinator, and the decades-long cover-up perpetrated by the university to
protect its storied football program...
What happens to an employee's social media account when
the employee leaves a company? One British court has answered this question by ordering a
former employee of a recruiting firm to turn over his LinkedIn contacts to his
In Veal v. Upreach LLC (10/20/11) , an employee claimed
that her employer terminated her in retaliation for her contacting the EEOC.
The court of appeals, however, did not believe that the employee had presented
any evidence in support of her claim...
A employee responded to a supervisor's LinkedIn request
with the following joke: "f**ktard." More than a year later, the company
discovered the "f**ktard" post while establishing its own corporate LinkedIn
site. After the company...
For harassment to qualify as sexual harassment it
must be because of sex. That means that the complained-of misconduct is of a
sexual nature, or it singles out women differently than men. Non-sex-based
conduct that targets women and men the same, no...