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New Year’s Resolution for 2017: Stay classy at The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Today, let’s talk about the employee who claimed sexual harassment because her male co-worker constantly stared at her with an erection — which she subsequently photographed and showed to other co-workers, and all of that morphed into a retaliation claim. Ok, let’s talk about the facts in Furcron v. The plaintiff began working for the defendant back in 2008. Ultimately, the plaintiff was fired. Starting tomorrow.

Don’t be a dupe for someone else’s ill will

OmegaHR Solutions

Don’t be the HR cat! I have run across the term “cat’s paw” several times in the past, including just recently. It comes supposedly from an old Aesop’s fable that was adapted by Frenchman Jean de La Fontaine under the title Le Singe et le Chat that appeared in the second collection of his Fables in 1679. It tells the story of a cat that was convinced to pull chestnuts out of a fire by a monkey supposedly to share, however the cat never got its share.

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Forced Pagan Ritual Ends in Discrimination Lawsuit for Virginia Employer

HR Daily Advisor

With a shortage of Catholic priests—and younger priests not looking at the task too favorably —there aren’t too many people left who will perform an exorcism. Whether you believe in demon possession or not, one thing is certain: The task is definitely not something for HR professionals! A recent lawsuit filed in the U.S. Sally” started working for Ricoh USA—a Pennsylvania-based imaging and electronics company—in June 2008.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

Watch Out Employers! ‘Cute’ Could Be Seen as a Protected Class

HR Daily Advisor

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) makes it illegal to discriminate against someone based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex, but could being “cute” get added to this list? A recent decision from the New York appellate court has left employers scratching their heads. If you call or try to come back, we will call the police.”. The post Watch Out Employers!

What is the Key to Employee Retention?

AbelHR

million Americans quit their job EACH MONTH in 2008—marking the highest rate of turnover since the oh-so-fun recession of 2001, according to a recent report from the National Bureau of Labor Statistics. Further, analysts believe that the trend will continue as workers continue to grow weary with stagnant wages and the threat of yet another economic recession. Topping that list, rather surprisingly, was the concept of continued learning.