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Not Giving Employees Something (Namely a Discrimination Complaint) To Talk About

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

There’s an old(?) Bonnie Raitt song that my parents used to listen to when I was in college called “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About”.  It’s about a crush, but the intro could be just as applicable to a new court decision. The lyrics start: “People are talkin’, talkin’ ’bout people, I hear them whisper,… Continue Reading

The Dark Side: Putting a Stop to Workplace Rumors, Gossip and Innuendo

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

The news late Thursday afternoon came without warning from friends, a co-worker, and of course, Twitter.  There was another death of a popular star.  Suddenly. Tragically.  Jeff Goldblum was dead. Except he wasn’t. And yet, in the span of a day — when the world lost Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson — a rumor was… Continue Reading

Dirty Laundry: Airing Employee Grievances Online…And Around the World

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Give us Dirty Laundry! — Don Henley, "Dirty Laundry" The Eagles singer may have been talking about the media over 25 years ago when he released his hit single, "Dirty Laundry", but the lyrics and message could be applied just as easily today to online message boards.  They have all the same criteria that Henley… Continue Reading