Social media, discrimination and the royal family

cipHR

As the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Megan Markle in May draws near, and there has been much commentary on social media about two councillors’ request for rough sleepers to be cleared from the streets of Windsor , it’s an apt time to review a case heard recently by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). . The claimant, Angela Gibbons, brought claims of unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and belief discrimination following her dismissal.

Social media, discrimination and the royal family

cipHR

As the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Megan Markle in May draws near, and there has been much commentary on social media about two councillors’ request for rough sleepers to be cleared from the streets of Windsor , it’s an apt time to review a case heard recently by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). . The claimant, Angela Gibbons, brought claims of unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and belief discrimination following her dismissal.

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Social media, discrimination and the royal family

cipHR

As the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Megan Markle in May draws near, and there has been much commentary on social media about two councillors’ request for rough sleepers to be cleared from the streets of Windsor , it’s an apt time to review a case heard recently by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). . The claimant, Angela Gibbons, brought claims of unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and belief discrimination following her dismissal.

Was an employee fired for being rude … or French?

HR Morning

But what if that behavior is cultural, and they claim discrimination? A French waiter, Guillaume Rey , filed a complaint with British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal, saying his employer discriminated against his culture by firing him for his behavior. The restaurant says that Rey violated its code of conduct several times and received verbal and written warnings about his behavior. But we’ll have to wait and find out what the court thinks.

How many of you would risk the retaliation claim here? (I would)

The Employer Handbook

One of your employees just complained about discrimination in the workplace. A few days or weeks later, s/he violates your work rules and you have clear grounds to fire the employee. Do you fire the employee and risk the retaliation claim? Or do you give the employee a pass? Recently, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals dealt with a similar set of fact in this opinion. 1] to retaliate for participating in the investigation.

9 Strategies for Navigating Election Week and Beyond at Work

EverFi - HR

Over the past several years, conversations about politics in the workplace have shifted from taboo to commonplace. The nation’s political divide is certainly impacting the world of work. Equip managers for a range of employee responses. Learn More.

HR’s Role in Building an Ethical Company

Zenefits

Companies should avoid at all costs the 3 B’s: Bad Business Behavior. Remember the front-page allegations against Wells Fargo for opening fake customer accounts, or the price gouging antics of Mylan Pharmaceuticals?

Tips for creating smart corporate holiday policies

PeopleStrategy

The holiday season is a time for celebrating with friends and family. But in the office, it can be a bit stressful when trying to navigate time-off requests, diverse religious/ethnic backgrounds and beliefs, and the always controversial office holiday party and gift-giving. The holiday season is also a very busy time of year. Don’t be surprised if every employee at your company wants time-off throughout the month of December.

Your company is more like Google than you think. You have similar respect-in-the-workplace problems.

The Employer Handbook

A few weeks ago, I delivered a #MeToo presentation to a local chapter of HR professionals. Our dialogue evolved into a discussion of other “respect in the workplace” topics with which many companies are presently wrestling. The trouble with politics at work. One of the audience members volunteered that her workplace has struggled at times with heated employee conversations about politics and other politically-charged issues.

Your company is more like Google than you think. You have similar respect-in-the-workplace problems.

The Employer Handbook

A few weeks ago, I delivered a #MeToo presentation to a local chapter of HR professionals. Our dialogue evolved into a discussion of other “respect in the workplace” topics with which many companies are presently wrestling. The trouble with politics at work. One of the audience members volunteered that her workplace has struggled at times with heated employee conversations about politics and other politically-charged issues.

Most Important Developments for 6/12

GetFive

Many leaders are thinking broadly about how to meet the return-to-work challenge. Unlike other crises, such as 9/11 or the Great Recession in 2008, COVID’s crucible is the fight against an invisible and insidious enemy, a pathogen that promises to wax and wane for an indeterminate time.

The Importance of Human Resource Policies and Procedures

HR Digest

Human Resource Policies and Procedures are an integral part of present-day organizations. HR policies and procedures manual and employee handbook are the basic foundation of an organization. HR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CAN ASSIST THE ORGANIZATION IN….

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Benefits and Challenges

Achievers - Recruiting

The positive impact of diversity and inclusion is no longer debatable. However, only 40 percent of employees agree that their manager fosters an inclusive environment. These elements must go hand-in-hand in the workplace in order to truly make an impact. Let’s face it.

How to create a progressive discipline policy

Insperity

A progressive discipline policy is one in which, as an employee’s behavior or performance fails to improve or even worsens, the consequences increase in severity – culminating in termination. Disciplining employees can be one of the hardest aspects of managing people.

Google's Awkward Week Offers a Teachable Moment to Us All

i4cp

The story that broke this past weekend about an internal document authored by a Google employee calling the company’s culture (specifically, its approach to diversity and inclusion) into question, doesn’t seem to be going away. That says a lot in a news cycle that includes worrisome talk of ballistic missiles, military strikes on U.S. The mess at Google isn’t the first of its type, and it won’t be the last. What’s crossing the line?

How To Write And Update Your Employee Handbook For 2020

SwipeClock

Employee Handbooks in 2020: The Definitive Guide. Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. Make training and enforcement easier. The Challenge of Keeping Handbooks Up-To-Date. Terms of employment. Dress code.

Best interview questions to ask candidates (and how to evaluate answers)

Workable

Whether you’re an experienced job interviewer or just starting out, you’re likely looking for the best interview questions to ask candidates. Determining the best interview questions involves comprehensive research, deliberation, and – occasionally – trial and error. When you’ve read this, you’ll know: How to ask job-related interview questions and what the best interview questions to ask employees are. Types of interview questions. Make the conversation flow.

Reducing Risk Hiring Startup Employees

Spark Hire

Running a business will always include a fair amount of risk. Entrepreneurship itself combines the risk-taking ability of an individual with factors of production to generate profits. One of the biggest risk factors for entrepreneurs and startups comes when hiring new employees. Guidelines are put in place to ensure the hiring process is fair for all candidates. The answer to this question should pretty much sum up the reference.

update: is the work environment I’ve created on my team too exclusive?

Ask a Manager

Remember the letter-writer last week whose employee had quit and said in her exit interview that the team environment was too cliquish ? She ended up adding more details in the comments on the original post, including that some employees had been mocking the employee who quit on SnapChat, and when someone complained to HR, the letter-writer wanted to move the person who complained to another team. Here’s the update.

EEO Trumps Google Employee’s Free Expression

HR Daily Advisor

In addition to the important societal issues Google’s action implicates, it raises interesting labor and employment law questions about how far employees can go in speaking their minds to oppose workplace diversity. Historically, Google has promoted a workplace culture of openness and encouraged the free exchange of views. ” Damore’s memo presented a puzzle for Google managers. Was Memo ‘Protected’ by the NLRA?