Monthly Archives: May 2012

More Clarification (ahem) from the NLRB on Social Media Policies

Well, on May 30, the NLRB has issued its third memo on social media and other workplace policies. I think the Board believes it’s trying to help employers understand what policy language they find unlawful that infringed on employee Section … Continue reading

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A Cure for Misbehaving Managers – Try Sensitivity Training

I am starting to think there is an epidemic out there in corporate land.  In the past couple of months I have received 7 new assignments to deliver sensitivity training to wayward managers. Is something in the water?  The bad … Continue reading

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Social Media Policy Headaches

Yesterday, I delivered a webinar on Social Medial Policies and the NLRB.  To be quite frank, this is a crazy area for employers right now. As most of you know, the NLRB has been getting a lot of press these … Continue reading

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Social Media Policies – Managing Risk in Light of the NLRA

Like it or not, many of your employees likely are accessing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites on and off the clock. Telling them not to may be impractical. But not managing the associated risks properly can put … Continue reading

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Yikes! 2d Circuit Finds Title VII Does Not Protect Internal Investigators

Every internal HR investigator’s nightmare came true for HR Director Karlean Grey-Allen when she was allegedly fired in retaliation for investigating a receptionist’s allegations of harassment against the company’s vice-president (who happened to be married to the president of the … Continue reading

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AT&T hit for $5M Religious Discrimination Verdict

In 1999, when Susan Bashir began working for Southwestern Bell, a unit of AT&T, she was Christian. In 2005, she converted to Islam and, well, her world changed.  Bashir alleged her managers and co-workers began calling her a “terrorist” as … Continue reading

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