Did USC’s alcohol-related firing of its former head football coach violate the law?

The Employer Handbook

Back in October, the University of Southern California fired Steve Sarkisian, its head football coach. The lawsuit includes claims for disability (alcoholism) discrimination and failure to accommodate his disability. Nathan Fenno at the LA Times recaps Mr. Sarkisian’s claims here.

Alcoholism and ADA: former USC coach Steve Sarkisian files suit over his termination

Ohio Employer's Law

On October 12, USC fired its head football coach, Steve Sarkisian. That USC violated federal and state disability-discrimination laws by terminating him because of his disability and failing to accommodate his disability—alcoholism.

Firing Employee Who Made Threats: Opposition Isn’t Always Protected

HR Daily Advisor

A black female employee had 5 years’ tenure with her employer when she began having serious attendance problems. She was repeatedly coached, counseled, disciplined, and suspended for tardiness and unexcused absences.

Too Old to Get a New Job? Think Again.


Too often, people believe those over 50 are doomed to have an especially hard time searching for a job. Of course, age discrimination exists, but so do all other kinds of discrimination, such as race, gender, education and more. Regularly attend weekly strategy groups.

#Nextchat: My Employees Can Miss How Much Work?! Managing the Challenges of Leave Under the FMLA and ADA #SHRM19

The Employer Handbook

That’s when I noticed that four of the five most recent EEOC press releases addressed claims of disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Can we force the employee to use paid time off first? Image Credit: SHRM.org.

Women in Leadership: #BalanceforBetter

Ultimate Software

Director of Human Resources, SafeStreets USA , graciously took time after the event to answer the audience questions we didn’t have time to address. That aside, you will be remembered as someone committed to solutions the next time they need ideas.

Sometimes You Get Sued and Your Best Employees Come To Your Defense.

The HR Capitalist

Such is the case with Missouri Softball Coach Ehren Earleywine, who's had a lot of success at Mizzou but was recently under investigation. Missouri has concluded its Title IX investigation into Earleywine with no finding that he violated federal non-discrimination statutes.

Seven Reasons AI Will Take Over HR–and One Reason It Won’t


When it comes time to hire, it’s important to fill the position with the right person quickly. While discrimination in hiring is clearly against the law, HR personnel sometimes don’t realize they are allowing personal biases to creep into the hiring process. Saves time with AI.

employee’s reading skills aren’t good, coworkers were aghast at a change in lunch plans, and more

Ask a Manager

Any chance you have the time to do some serious one-on-one coaching with her? I suspect the thing that might help her most is sitting with her and working on this together — for example, watching her write an email and then showing her where she’s going wrong, asking questions to nudge her to identify those spots for herself, and coaching her for how to approach it differently. A few intensive coaching sessions are reasonable, but doing this long-term is not.)

Three Ways to Make Seasonal Hiring Easier


Are workers full time, part time, or independent contractors? You can make seasonal hiring easier by following the same procedures you’d use for a full-time employee. Track hours and attendance for each employee, so you have documentation if there’s ever a question about whether or not laws were followed. Remember, anti-harassment, retaliation, and discrimination laws are just as applicable for seasonal employees.

Upcoming HR Events Ireland & UK, April 2018


Time to get your diaries out. We have the hottest upcoming HR events that you should be attending in April. Location/ Date / Time – St. Upskill yourself and your team to manage, coach and motivate staff to achieve greater levels of performance. Who should attend?

Modern Pay for Performance

Compensation Today

Performance management is definitely undergoing a midlife crisis; it’s time for it to reinvent itself. For the past few HR and compensation conferences I’ve attended, the question has been heavy in the air: what are you doing about your performance process?

sHereos: How Mariah Hale of Neon Kids is providing kids with an exciting and educational gaming experience in a safe and fun group environment

Thrive Global

opportunity to be coached, trained and inspired by experienced gamers in a challenging and exciting safe weekly online gaming environment using. In her free time, she enjoys playing Call of. In addition to coaching kids on popular e-Sports games, the platform.

contacting my daughter’s employer about her affair, former coworkers keep asking if I have a new job yet, and more

Ask a Manager

I quit my last job two months ago following a period of serious health problems that made working full-time in a stressful position very difficult. This gave me time to have a series of tests (brain scan, various heart tests, etc.) and change medications without my employer continuing to interrogate me about requested time off. The office is quiet all the time, and other than for work purposes no one really talks to each other. It’s five answers to five questions.

Check your Blind Spots, Avoiding Unconscious Bias with Technology


Madeline: I love it and you know what employees and candidates they know the truth they see the truth so it’s it’s time for organizations to to be honest with themselves to .

WIRTW #477 (the “just another brick in the wall” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. Should Employers Fire Employees Who Attend White Supremacist Rallies? — via Work Place Coach Blog News. Why Your Boss Makes You Punch a Time Clock — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas.

HR Conclave 2017: A Discussion on Impact of Performance Management System in Organizations


Question: What is the current context of coaching today and how do you perceive it is going to be in next 20 years? In addition to performance measurement, there has to be weightage to discriminate and identify top performers Thus, the need to customize Performance Management system comes in.

WIRTW #392 (the “miles and miles and miles” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Employers Beware: EEOC’s 2015 Performance And Accountability Report Reaffirms Its Commitment To High Profile, Systemic Litigation — via Workplace Class Action Litigation Tipping as Employment Discrimination? —

What is it Really Like to Be in HR?

Evil HR Lady

From time to time, I have people ask me what a typical day as an HR professional is like. So, I thought I'd take the time today to answer that question. One message from an employee thanking you for the coaching you gave. "It This is not surprising since you did stay late last night (5:30) and got here early (9:00), so no one has really had time to send you anything. Attend first meeting with Customer Service management team. Time to go.