The day will come as an employer when you know you have a tough decision in front of you. Firing an employee can be an uncomfortable experience for both of you and it is a matter that should be handled pragmatically and with delicacy. In a worst case scenario, your employee could fire back at you with a lawsuit. Read below to learn more about how to protect yourself against a potential lawsuit and what you can do to prevent a disgruntled employee from taking action against your business.
As a business owner, you understandably want to see your operations thrive and your employee ranks filled by individuals who are not just competent, but actually passionate about their work.
In our previous post, we began discussing how those state employees who are reluctant to blow the whistle on fraudulent, abusive and/or potentially harmful practices don't have to be unnecessarily fearful, as the Whistleblower's Act protects them from retaliatory measures on the part of state agencies and independent contractors.
If you are a state employee who has uncovered evidence of malfeasance or any other harmful activity being committed by a state agency or independent contractor, chances are good that you feel relatively conflicted.
Yahoo! Inc. made headlines earlier this week when it announced that it would not only be willing to entertain a sale of its core business going forward, but also that it would be terminating roughly 1,700 employees or nearly 15 percent of its workforce.
Disclosing sensitive information about a business or certain practices is something that could get an employee into a lot of trouble. In many cases, they are restricted from doing so by an employment contract or confidentiality agreement; violating these agreements can be grounds for some serious penalties.
Employers and employees alike should know that in general, it is unlawful to discriminate against people based on disability in the workplace thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act. This means that employees with disabilities are to receive the same job opportunities available to others during all stages of employment, including termination.
If an employee is fired for certain unlawful reasons, he or she may have grounds to file a wrongful termination claim. People should understand, however, that these cases are rarely as straightforward as they may seem.
Being pregnant can be an extremely exciting, stressful and uncomfortable time in a woman's life. On top of all the joy and anticipation that comes with pregnancy, there are also huge responsibilities to consider. Parents-to-be are typically focused on keeping an unborn baby healthy, saving money and making sure a home is ready for a growing family.
Laws regarding discrimination have been in place for decades and most employees and employers across Florida should be familiar with them. Generally speaking, people should understand that they are protected from being mistreated on the job because of their age, gender, religion or disability.