Individual managers, officers, HR pros and the like can be held personally liable for certain employment law violations. How can that be? The company is the employer, not the manager. Don’t most of the relevant laws say so? Some of them do.
Can you be liable for employment discrimination against someone who’s not your employee? Sometimes. Title VII and the other aforementioned laws prohibit employers from discriminating. These laws loosely define employers as entities with a minimum number of employees, usually 15 or more (20 or more under the ADEA). If you meet that threshold, you are […]
You have a right to expect your employee to do his or her job. You have a right to expect him or her to show up to work (whether on your premises or via a remote location). Typically attendance is considered an essential job function. So, if your employee misses work too many times, wouldn’t […]
I can’t count the number of employers that have expressed shock to me that anyone could allege that sexual harassment goes on in their workplace. Most employers have written policies prohibiting sexual harassment. They state in no uncertain terms that they do not tolerate sexual harassment. Often they find out that in fact it’s not […]
On October 31, I posted here about an employee who was terminated from his job after he requested reasonable accommodations under the ADA for his narcolepsy, and the employee, Brian Mahn filed suit. While I often get comments or questions regarding a post, until now I have never heard from anyone who was the subject […]